Cracker Barrel launches ‘ghost kitchen’ test pilot in Indianapolis
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. is converting one of its Indianapolis restaurants into a food-preparation-only location as a way for the company to experiment with the emerging “ghost kitchen” trend.Read More
Broad Ripple tequila-and-tacos joint expanding to Fishers
The three principals behind Sangrita Saloon are adapting the high-end Mexican concept for the 4,000-square-foot Sangrita Grill & Cantina in the Yard at Fishers District culinary hub.Read More
Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q latest downtown restaurant to fold
The eatery is the last of 10 Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q restaurants that once operated in central Indiana.Read More
More than four out of 10 restaurant operators in Indiana say it is unlikely they will still be in business six months from now if current business conditions continue, according to survey released Tuesday by the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association.
IBJ Podcast: Pete the Planner urges immediate support for restaurants, plus answers to burning money questions
We all know that restaurants have been devastated by the pandemic. Some have closed, and Pete predicts more are about to. He suggests determining how much you can afford to help and then spending that cash at two or three restaurants that are meaningful to you.
Six months into the pandemic, conveying warmth is the new hot topic among hoteliers and restaurateurs. Some are coming up with new ways.
The stream of paper, plastic, aluminum and glass that came through my door from roughly 30 takeout orders shocked and depressed me. I accumulated enough waste to fill two recycling containers—nearly 100 gallons of space—not to mention a torrent of guilt.
Meanwhile, plans are in the works for a $12 million International Marketplace welcome center and museum that would replace a former Value City Furniture store.
The Human Bean, which opened its first shop in 1998, is coming to Westfield. The local franchisee said he’s scouting Hamilton County for more sites. Also this week: Noble Roman’s, Big Woods and more.
The Beech Grove location’s owner, Fishers-based CMR Partners LLP, has also closed its three other Ponderosa locations since mid-July.
Its owners are planning to begin construction on a new, bigger building this fall, following the January fire that gutted its original home. Also this week: The W Nail Bar, Crazy Tortas.
Broad Ripple Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue were closed in May as part of the Dine Out Indy initiative to create more space for outdoor dining during the pandemic.
Prodigy Burger Bar, which is under new ownership, is set to open its second Indianapolis-area restaurant this weekend, plus two more by the end of the year. Long-term plans include several more locations.
One year ago today, Popeye’s fired the first salvo in the Great Chicken Sandwich Wars. And there’s no indication that America’s collective obsession with a crunchy bit of bird on a bun is going anywhere.
The industry remains on track to lose 25% of its eateries nationwide based on the pace of reservations, according to Debby Soo, who took over this month as CEO of the restaurant-booking service.
The Indianapolis-based burger chain wants to reintroduce counter service in its dining rooms but claims an agent of its lenders is blocking its attempts to sell restaurants to raise money.
Fletcher Place restaurant Bluebeard, which was the museum’s original choice of cafe operator, says it can’t tackle the project right now because of uncertainty around the pandemic.
In an effort to drum up more business during the pandemic, Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake is rolling out a modern version of a restaurant service method that was all the rage in the 1950s.