Food

Pre-Made Meal Company Launches Delivery Service

Fitlife Foods recently launched a subscription meal delivery service to new Florida markets, including the Sarasota and Bradenton area.

08/04/2017 By staff

Food

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college's campus.

07/27/2017 By staff

Food

Lakewood Ranch Meal Service Debuts New Offerings

Lakewood Ranch's Get Fit Fuel recently began offering a new customizable healthy meal plan service, in addition to its traditional offerings.

07/18/2017 By staff

Deals

Sarasota Specialty Food Company Joining New York-Based Firm

McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet, a Sarasota-based distributor of specialty food and candy, recently signed an agreement to combine its business with Nassau Candy South.

07/12/2017 By staff

Food

Produce Delivery Service Expands to North Port, Englewood

White Picket Produce offers two different-sized boxes of organic produce and weekly, bi-weekly or monthly home delivery options.

07/12/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By staff

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Landings location of Gecko's Grill & Pub is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening with a party that benefits Sarasota County's 4-H foundation and clubs.

06/08/2017 By staff

Food

New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck Opens

The restaurant and bar is the company's fourth location and is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

06/07/2017 By staff

Food

Palmetto Company Completes New Commercial Kitchen Space

The food producer Slow Foods Kitchen recently completed construction of its new commercial kitchen space in Palmetto.

05/16/2017 By staff

Transportation

Port Extends Shipping Deal for Mexican Produce

Port Manatee recently extended its agreement with Palmetto's World Direct Shipping to maintain weekly service between the port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for up to five more years.

05/10/2017 By staff

Tourism

Seafood and Music Festival Comes to St. Armands Circle May 20-21

The event will include food from local restaurants, drinks and live music.

05/08/2017 By staff

Deals

Restaurant Partners Buy Additional Space for Osprey Eatery

John Connaughton, Giovanni Migliorini of Café Epicure and Carlo Piras, the former owner of Café Americano, recently purchased suite 102 of 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $125,000.

05/02/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Chain Plans 260-Plus New Locations By 2022

The Univesity Park-based restaurant chain First Watch announced plans to open a minimum of 110 franchise restaurants by 2022, in addition to 150 planned company-owned restaurant openings.

05/01/2017 By staff

Construction

Bradenton Beach Restaurant Finishes New Outdoor Bar and Waterfront Deck

The Chiles Restaurant Group recently completed construction of the Beach House's new outdoor bar and waterfront deck, the final phase of a four-phase project that has taken nearly four years.

04/26/2017 By staff

Food

Pre-Made Meal Store Opens

Fitlife Foods' menu includes options like chicken enchiladas, barbecued beef with mac 'n' cheese and gluten-free chicken pizza.

04/26/2017 By staff

New hires

Restaurant Group Selects New Sales and Marketing Director

TableSeide Restaurant Group recently named Melissa Darpino, a Los Angeles catering and events specialist, as its new director of sales and marketing.

04/24/2017 By staff

Retail

7-Eleven Looking for New Franchise Owners

7-Eleven Inc., which has 23 stores in Sarasota, is hosting a free seminar for those interested in opening franchises.

04/12/2017 By staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Opening New Location

University Park's First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open its newest restaurant in Riverview, Florida, on Monday, April 17.

04/11/2017 By staff

Retail

New South Sarasota Grocery Store Opens Wednesday

Sarasota's first Sprouts Farmers Market is scheduled to open to the public at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 12.

04/05/2017 By staff