Darden Restaurants employs more than 167,000 hourly workers at 1,800 restaurants. In addition to the Olive Garden chain, it owns Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House and The Capital Grille.
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
Steak n Shake’s lenders say restaurant chain still owes millions
The Indianapolis-based company has declared itself debt-free, but the lenders say they’re owed more than $8.5 million.Read More
St. Elmo plans fundraiser honoring employee who died after COVID diagnosis
Craig Huse of Huse Culinary, which operates St. Elmo, issued a statement on social media Wednesday night in which he said the restaurant was “mourning the loss of a longtime, valued employee and genuinely great person, who had a huge heart and a glowing smile.”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
The owners of The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe said “several different factors” are leading them to close the restaurant and retire, including repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The change is part of a larger reckoning over sexual harassment at McDonald’s. At least 50 workers have filed charges against the company over the last five years, alleging physical and verbal harassment and, in some cases, retaliation when they complained.
On Monday, St. Elmo reported a COVID-related death to the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
A Marion County Public Health Department inspector found in August that St. Elmo Steak House had violated a public health order mandating closure of bar areas. The restaurant passed subsequent inspections in September and March.
The operator of St. Elmo Steak House, one of downtown’s oldest restaurants and a top draw for tourists, said late Saturday night that the eatery was closing for a “deep cleaning.”
The latest salvo was fired by Keith Stucker, an Indianapolis investment adviser who started Pier 48 with Fred Knipscheer, a former hockey player who entered the restaurant business more than a decade ago.
While they’re sequestered during March Madness, teams are ordering everything from pizza to soul food—and local restaurants are seeing a much-needed bump in business as a result.
A business that had its land along Geist Reservoir seized by the city of Fishers through eminent domain has received permission to build a two-story restaurant across the street from its former property.
Restaurants including Pier 48 and The Pub saw steady crowds throughout the afternoon, and District Tap and Harry & Izzy’s had wait times exceeding 1-1/2 hours most of the day.
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.
Patrick and Beth Aasen, who founded the restaurant at 9 W. Main St. in late 2010 with their son, Carmel City Council member Adam Aasen, said they plan to retire after 40 years in the restaurant business.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Thursday he plans to take a “common sense approach” to determining when the city will lift its restrictions through continued conversations with the Marion County Department of Public Health.
The pandemic has been tough on restaurants almost across the board. And so it’s no wonder that the Indianapolis City Market has lost a third of its vendors in the last year.
One of the biggest challenges for sports bars like Kilroys and The District Tap is that most people are sticking around for multiple games, rather than leaving after they finish eating, restaurateurs said.
If you picture hotdogs and popcorn when you think about stadium food, meet Chef Shimelis Adem, who’s using local ingredients to create an Indiana-focused menu for NCAA games. On the list: Midwestern Madness Pork Chop Sandwich, Indiana Whiskey Sour Pork Wings and a Half-Pound Bracket Burger.
Two longtime friends in the restaurant business are teaming to create a concept in the former Krueger’s Tavern space featuring cuisine and décor designed to catch an Instagrammer’s eye.
The weather is starting to warm up, meaning patio dining is much more comfortable than it was a few months ago.
The measure limits total fees to no more than 20% of a meal’s price. It also prohibits third-party delivery services from attempting to make up lost fees by passing costs on to drivers or customers.