A Louisville, Kentucky-based restaurant chain known for its house-made desserts is entering the Indianapolis market, with Homemade Ice Cream & Bakery Cafe locations set to open within months in both Zionsville and Noblesville.
Veteran franchisees bringing Dave’s Hot Chicken chain to Indy
A Fort Wayne-based franchise group that operates 45 Pizza Hut locations, including some in Hamilton and Boone counties, has signed a deal to open 15 Dave’s Hot Chicken locations in Indiana. Most are expected to be in the Indy-area market.Read More
Family-owned Turkish, Mediterranean eatery identifies Indy as best place to grow
The family behind Usta Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant, slated to open in Broad Ripple by the end of the month, scouted several options for moving once it was forced to close its location in Bloomington, Illinois.Read More
Soul-food spot Mississippi Belle relaunching after 18-month hiatus
The eatery on East 54th Street needed a complete renovation after smoke damage from an electrical fire. Despite the lengthy closure, its entire kitchen staff is rejoining the restaurant for its April 14 reopening.Read More
Kentucky brewpub operator taking over downtown Ram Restaurant space
A small-but-growing brewpub chain based in Louisville plans to take over the former Ram Restaurant & Brewery location in downtown Indianapolis, making its first foray outside Kentucky.Read More
Owner Tom Main said he’s shooting for an April reopening for Tinker Street, a fine-dining restaurant that’s been closed for dine-in service for more than a year and was on the selling block in late 2020.
Brew Link, which is owned by three Hendricks County couples, opened its first location in Plainfield in 2016. The Indianapolis location is slated for a mid-March opening.
Humble Taco and Margarita Bar is set to open Monday in a 4,300-square-foot spot that formerly housed a Stacked Pickle restaurant.
Founders Grounds Coffee Co. will sell the Rex Coffee brand that was founded more than 100 years ago by the Hulman family’s patriarch, Herman Hulman.
Local restaurateur Terry Anthony said his goal is lure people back downtown and attract repeat customers. The Block opens Sunday in the historic Block Building.
Indianapolis-based owners David Brown, a chef, and Adam Belt, a commercial pilot, are gearing up to open their fast-casual soul food concept in a space that formerly housed a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Green District plans to take over the space on the southwest corner of Monument Circle that was previously occupied by Au Bon Pain.
A New York City-based restaurant and candy store chain known for its extravagant desserts, colorful decor and celebrity following is planning to open a location in downtown Indianapolis later this year.
Day & Night Cereal Bar, which opens next month at Greenwood Park Mall, is a franchised location for the Los Angeles-based concept, which launched last summer as a mobile food truck.
The seven vendors, which include restaurants, a space for food entrepreneurs and a barber shop, will occupy 16 Tech’s 40,000-square-foot food and retail hall.
Founded in 2008, the Alabama-based fast-casual chain has grown to 181 franchised and company-owned locations in 17 states.
The 86th Street location, the chain’s second Indianapolis-area store, is set to open this spring. Lou Malnati’s confirmed the location last year but until now had not specified when it planned to open.
The Fishers shop opens this week, to be followed later this year by locations in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel and Zionsville.
This will be the fourth Indianapolis-area location for the fast-casual burger chain, though none have yet opened.
Sahm’s Bar & Grill, which has been closed since March due to the pandemic, is reopening as Hoss Bar & Grill, a modern highway diner concept offering burgers, sandwiches, salads, a dinner menu, beer and cocktails.
The restaurant will be replaced by “a modern, casual, California-influenced, Peruvian-style raw fish & oyster bar with craft beer, specialty cocktails and a seasonally-rotating menu.”
Owner Catello Avagnale, who moved to the area from his native Italy in 2014, will operate both a restaurant and a market in an 8,400-square-foot space in the Clearwater Springs shopping center on East 82nd Street.
Neighboring 1205 Distillery plans to take over the space along with Greek’s Pizzeria, creating a combination tasting room and restaurant.