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The Rhode Island Hospitality Association on Wednesday hailed a new restaurant industry forecast from the National Restaurant Association that projects growth of 2.3 percent in sales this year in the Ocean State. more
There is a popular saying that goes, “Go big or go home.” It applies to a select number of restaurants in Rhode Island that are proven successes and are at the top of any list of dining traditions in the state. They may even be described as legends. They are large-capacity facilities that operate primarily as restaurants. This distinction is important to note and to separate these giants from banquet halls and hotel ballrooms. Such facilities may hold more patrons but are function venues with catering menus that open, cook and serve for events only. This is a clear difference from an eatery that is open to the public during regular hours, offering a varied menu to its patrons for its entire business day and night. more
United Natural Foods Inc., a national distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, saw its bottom line rise 15.1 percent during its fiscal third quarter to $36.4 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, compared with $31.6 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants in Rhode Island totaled $1.77 million in April, an increase of 2.8 percent compared with the $1.73 million collected in April 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Thursday. more
The $3.2 million Hope & Main culinary incubator officially opened Friday in the renovated former Main Street School with a ribbon cutting including town, state and federal officials. more
The cost of living in the United States unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet. more
Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. more
July’s hotel, meal and beverage tax collections increased over June’s numbers, and also bested the numbers posted in July 2013, according to information released by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
There’s an inscription in stone on the front of The Dean hotel in Providence that reads: “Church house erected AD 1912 to the Glory of God.” more
In hospitality, as in any field, the job hunt takes many forms. Just ask Courtney Lowenstein. more
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