Restaurants

The Betsy Hotel Appoints Jeff Lehman as General Manager

SOURCE: The Betsy-South Beach New Leadership Comes to South Beach Luxury Boutique Hotel NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  The distinguished landmark boutique hotel, The Betsy-South Beach , has announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Lehman as its new General Manager. Lehman brings a depth and breadth of hospitality experience to the position, with more than 30 years of proven industry success in both international and domestic arenas. With more than 15 years in the Miami Beach market, of which almost 10 were served as General Manager of the National, Lehman also devotes his efforts to a range of civic and professional organizations dedicated to promoting regional tourism

Beautiful Weddings at Coronado Bay Hotels

SOURCE: Marriott Coronado Island Marriott Provides Romantic Bayside Venue CORONADO, CA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  Celebrate the magic of that special day with a beautiful and memorable wedding at one of the most elite San Diego outdoor wedding locations where dreams can come true with the help of a professional event planner in Coronado, CA and a magnificent Coronado Island resort setting. Located just across the bay from San Diego, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa offers 16-acres of luxury accommodations with breathtaking views of San Diego and the bay area. From the beautiful Coronado Ballroom to smaller, more intimate rooms, or beautiful outdoor wedding venues, San Diego Bay weddings on “The Enchanted Isle” are extraordinary events that create distinctive lifetime memories

360 Grille at Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa Wins Award of Excellence From Wine Spectator

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel’s Phenomenal Wine List Draws Attention to Quality FLORENCE, AL–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  The exceptional quality and exquisite service of the 360 Grille at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa in Florence, AL takes a bow before wine connoisseurs worldwide as the restaurant was recently tapped as recipient of the coveted Award of Excellence by the experts of Wine Spectator.

Ironman Participants, Supporters and Volunteers Book Their Stay at North Louisville Hotels

SOURCE: Marriott SpringHill Suites Ready for Qualifying Event LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  The Ford Ironman series is coming to Louisville, KY and just as participants are gearing up for a challenging weekend event the SpringHill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne/North Hotel is ready to energize participants, supporters and volunteers with sophisticated suite accommodations. Totally equipped with tech-savvy amenities, perfectly detailed guest rooms and unsurpassed service, this hotel near Tom Sawyer State Park and located just off I-64 is a smart choice for capturing the Ironman experience

Finding Gold Coast, Queensland Excitement — Made Easy

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott’s Sand Dollar Deals — See What’s Fun to Do and See in Surfers Paradise! SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 18, 2010) –  In-the-know vacation hunters can’t resist Queensland’s popular Gold Coast area, from Snappers Rock to the aptly-named Surfers Paradise. Deal hunters can’t pass over Marriott’s great Gold Coast promotional packages. And they both come together to save guests’ money at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa.

tweservation "Facebook Pic Challenge" at SF Street Food Festival 2010

SOURCE: tweservation SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) – tweservation is sponsoring a “Facebook Pic Challenge” at the SF Street Food Festival on Saturday, August 21st from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., centered at Folsom and 25 th Streets, for a day of amazing street food. Challenge contestants can take pictures with their mobile device at the Festival under three categories: best food picture, favorite restaurant / food cart booth picture and craziest SF Food Festival picture (food or people). To enter, contestants should “friend”  tweservation real-time reservations on Facebook, tag tweservation real-time reservations in the photo, enter category in comments and upload the photo to tweservation real-time reservations Facebook page via mobile device. For more details: ( http://www.yelp.com/events/san-francisco-tweservation-facebook-pic-challenge-at-sf-street-food-festival-2010 ) All photos will be judged by tweservation and the winners will be announced in each category on Facebook so they can claim their prize. The winners of each category will win a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant on the tweservation network ( http://www.tweservation.com/search.php ). Contestants must include the name of the restaurant / food cart sign or business card at the SF Food Festival in the photo to be eligible

Organic Restaurant in Los Angeles Opens New Century City Location

SOURCE: Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Award-Winning Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Brings Its Fresh, Healthy Made-to-Order Meals to Corporate Clientele for a Convenient, Affordable Lunch or Dinner LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 16, 2010) –  Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, an award-winning organic restaurant in Los Angeles , excitedly announces the August 16 th opening of its second location. The new Century City restaurant brings fast, healthy meals to the area’s largely corporate clientele. Greenleaf — a gourmet salad eatery serving made-to-order specialty salads, sandwiches and wraps — quickly became a hit after opening its flagship Beverly Hills organic restaurant in 2008. Named one of the city’s best new restaurants by Los Angeles magazine and voted Best Healthy Lunch in the 2009 Best of the LA HOTLIST contest, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop serves premium dishes prepared with the freshest organic and locally grown ingredients to support a healthier, more balanced lifestyle

FreeToChooseOurMeals.com Reviews Consumer Criticism Against San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar’s Happy Meal Ban

SOURCE: Free To Choose Our Meals SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  FreeToChooseOurMeals.com reviewed consumer criticism to San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar’s proposed Happy Meal Toy Ban legislation to be voted on. Read comments from consumers: http://tinyurl.com/2csr993 or http://tinyurl.com/28exnbx Bob Cutler, CEO of Creative Consumer Concepts (C3), said that this is not an issue that requires government involvement

Seeing Sydney and Staying in Style

SOURCE: Marriott Mix Sightseeing and Luxury Accommodations With Sydney Marriott Getaways! SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  For Australian travelers seeking hotels, Darlinghurst, Sydney and the surrounding areas are quite popular. Proximity to dining, entertainment, outdoor activities, and nightlife attract visitors from all over the continent, as well as the rest of the world. And when they arrive, the Sydney Marriott stands ready to help them make the most of their stay.

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay Announces New Executive Chef at Icons Brasserie

SOURCE: Marriott International Chef Says Australia Is a World Leader in Fresh Produce SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Sydney’s dining scene is bursting with some of the world’s finest eating establishments, and adding to the city’s diverse cuisine and bringing some award winning, international flavours to the table will be Sydney Harbour Marriott’s new Executive Chef, Harry Callinan.

Stay and Play With Tucson, Arizona Golf Resort’s Exclusive Offer

SOURCE: Marriott Resort Matches Nightly Fee With Resort Credits TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa is offering serious savings for those who opt to make the most of a great vacation in Tucson. Hotel deals never looked as good as the JW Marriott’s “Tucson Special: Pay for the Stay, Enjoy a Lot of Play” promotion which allows guests up to $600 per day in resort credit for playing hard at one of the finest Tucson, Arizona golf resorts . Guests taking advantage of this fabulous deal will pay $600* per night to stay, and will receive $600 per day in resort credit that can be used to play one or all of three courses at the majestic Starr Pass Golf Course , relax at Hashani Spa — the award winning Tucson day spa , dine in one of the resort’s six Tucson restaurants or used at any other Marriott managed outlet at this opulent resort that offers endless activities for the entire family.

‘Summer in the City’ at JW Marriott Downtown LA Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Receive $50 in Daily Credits for Los Angeles Weekend Getaways LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Summer fun in the city will be exciting and affordable with a luxury downtown Los Angeles hotel deal that provides guests with $50 in daily hotel credits to spend on amenities at the exquisite JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Kentucky Residents Near and Far Select Hurstbourne Hotels for the Kentucky State Fair Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott State Fair Fun Offers Great Opportunity for Family Vacation LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Summer time is state fair time and the Kentucky State Fair provides a great opportunity to gather the family and create a late summer vacation or family getaway. Sure to provide something for everyone, there’s no other event that includes such a wide variety of entertainment options than a state fair

Irving Hotel Near Cowboys Stadium Ramps Up for Super Bowl XLV

SOURCE: Marriott Football Fans Preparing for 2011 Football Finale at Cowboys Stadium IRVING, TX–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Although it’s not yet determined what teams will be playing in Super Bowl XLV, it’s not too early for football fans to secure their spots in the stadium and book accommodations for the 45 th playing of the coveted football season finale. Kick-off will be Feb.

Marriott Resort & Spa Offers Sweet Escapes to Queensland’s Gold Coast

SOURCE: Marriott Eat Well and Re-Energize and More With Escape! Packages at the Surfers Paradise Marriott SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 13, 2010) –  Queensland’s popular Gold Coast area has always impressed and delighted visitors, from Snappers Rock to the aptly-named Surfers Paradise. From dining and nightlife to watersports and family fun, a dazzling array of beautiful Gold Coast beach resort s are simply unmatched, and offer every variety of fun in the sun for a perfect getaway

Cosi, Inc. Reports 2010 Second Quarter Results

SOURCE: Cosi, Inc. DEERFIELD, IL–(Marketwire – August 12, 2010) – Così, Inc. ( NASDAQ : COSI ), the premium convenience restaurant company, today reported net income for the second quarter ended June 28, 2010 of $3,793,000, or $0.07 per basic and diluted common share, compared with a net loss of $(969,000), or $(0.02) per basic and diluted common share, for the 2009 second quarter

Noodles & Company Expands in Maryland With New Bowie Restaurant

SOURCE: Noodles & Company Join Noodles at the City of Bowie Gymnasium’s Back to School Bash and Win a Free Backpack BOWIE, MD–(Marketwire – August 11, 2010) –  Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, salads and sandwiches from around the world, right down the street, will open its doors to the Bowie community on Thursday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. The new restaurant is located in the Bowie Town Center at 3916 Town Center Blvd. “We are excited to open in Bowie and introduce our fast, fresh and affordable menu to the local community,” said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company

Integrated Management Information (IMI Global) Reports Record Second Quarter and 6-Month Financial Results

SOURCE: Integrated Management Information (IMI Global) CASTLE ROCK, CO–(Marketwire – August 11, 2010) – Integrated Management Information, Inc. (IMI Global) ( OTCBB : INMG ) — Revenue up 24% in second quarter, 32% for six-month period — Net income improves in both Q2 and six-month period — Improved balance sheet with higher cash and working capital balances Integrated Management Information, Inc

Luxurious Pampering Awaits in Sydney Harbour With New Hotel Deal

SOURCE: Marriott Eat Well, Stay Spoiled and Sleep in With Sydney Harbour Marriott’s Pamper Me Package! SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  From world-famous icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to the golden sands of Bondi Beach, Sydney is a melting pot of cultural diversity and irrepressible energy, attracting visitors from every corner of the continent — and the world. Lively and colourful, this is a city for the young and young at heart, and those seeking escape from the burdens of everyday life.

Sounds of Jazz Echo Through Vail, CO Resort

SOURCE: Marriott Weekly Concerts Lead to Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa VAIL, CO–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  The sounds of Jazz can easily be heard echoing through the mountains in and around Vail, CO during the summer months as the Vail Jazz Foundation moves toward the exciting Vail Jazz Party set for Labor Day Weekend. In honor of the musical festivities, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa is now offering a special Vail lodging deal for guests starting at $109 per night. The new Jazz Celebration rate includes two tickets and luxurious resort accommodations at the base of Vail Mountain September 1 – 7, 2010.* The excitement begins with Jazz @ the Vail Farmers’ Market every Sunday during the summer up until Aug

Be Rewarded by Hotels in Destin, Florida

SOURCE: Marriott Destin Vacation Specials ‘Reward’ Guests With $250 Gift Card DESTIN, FL–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  The calendar may not reflect it, but all the fun of summer is still waiting to be had at the beautiful Beaches of South Walton, Florida, and now with outrageous Destin, Florida vacation deals , travelers will not only be inspired by this beautiful vacation area, but they will be rewarded! As part of the pristine South Walton Beach community the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard is inviting visitors to live out their dream summer vacation and reap the rewards. Even though the calendar says it’s getting late, some of the finest beach vacation days lie ahead. With one of the most exciting Destin vacation specials of the year, visitors who book and stay three or more nights at the Residence Inn Sandestin, one of the most distinctive beach hotels Destin has to offer, will receive choice of a $250 gift card good for shopping or air travel. Those who book and stay three or more nights by September 30, 2010 will be rewarded with their choice of a $250 gift card good at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation’s largest designer factory outlet, or for future travel on Southwest Airlines, which began non-stop service to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in May.* With rewards like this and suite accommodations at one of the finest Destin Beach, Florida hotels , a fun-filled and exciting dream vacation awaits

Lucas Oil Stadium Prepares for Indianapolis Colts Season Opener

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Ready for Football Fans and Exciting Season INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  Much to the delight of football fans everywhere, season openers are just around the corner and the frenzy of football excitement is growing strong in Indianapolis as the Colts ready for their preseason opener on Aug. 15. With that same enthusiasm the Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol Hotel near Lucas Oil Stadium is gearing up to provide comfortable accommodations and unsurpassed service for devoted football fans.

Discount Irving Hotel Invites Guests to Stay for Breakfast

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Offers Affordable Lodging, Texas Style IRVING, TX–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  There’s a whole lot of Texas and travelers making their way to and from the Dallas-Fort Worth area will find an equal amount of comfort, savings and service with affordable Irving, Texas hotel deals at the Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport South/Irving hotel. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, this well appointed hotel in Irving near Cowboys Stadium is now offering its “Stay for Breakfast” promotion which includes a complimentary full breakfast buffet so travelers will have more time and money to spend on themselves. Conveniently located near DFW International Airport, this Courtyard Dallas DFW hotel provides guests with excellent service, including complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and additional shuttle services to area attractions, restaurants and businesses within a five-mile range of the property.

Marriott Takes Event Planning in Augusta, GA to New Level

SOURCE: Marriott New Construction to Result in Complete Convention Service Under One Roof AUGUSTA, GA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) –  An innovative new exhibition center in Augusta, GA will be the select choice among event planners seeking a host site that provides combined meeting and exhibition space along with exquisite guest accommodations under one roof. Ground breaking for the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Convention Center was held in June and the facility is tentatively set to open in 2012. Inquiries are currently being accepted for booking the exciting new facility, which will include preservation and renovation of the Harrison Building, a historic cotton warehouse, as the main entrance into the new construction that will reflect the historic architectural expression of the downtown area with the combined use of brick, steel and wood in detailing.

tweservation Food Challenge — SF Chefs vs. Outside Lands

SOURCE: tweservation SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 9, 2010) –  tweservation announces its Weekend Food Festival Challenge for foodies attending SF Chefs and Outside Lands’ Taste of the Bay. Who is more passionate about food — high end food and wine connoisseurs at SF Chefs or laid back music, food and wine festival participants at Outside Lands?

FreeToChooseOurMeals.com Reviews Nanny of the Month San Francisco Mayor Newsom

SOURCE: Free To Choose Our Meals SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  FreeToChooseOurMeals.com recently reviewed The Center of Consumer Freedom’s Nanny of the Month nomination: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for limiting consumer choices. Eric Mar, member of the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco, is also drafting legislation to limit parental rights. Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs46ks9sLC8 Bob Cutler, CEO of Creative Consumer Concepts (C3), said that these blatant attempts to limit consumer choices are outrageous.

Sydney: The Perfect Marriott Escape

SOURCE: Marriott Get Away From the Hustle and Bustle of Life and Revive at Sydney Harbour Marriott SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  A city surrounded by water, Sydney is a fusion of spectacular architecture and white beaches. Set amongst native bushland and lush national parks, the key to this city’s identity is its harbor — a perfect location for reflection, relaxation, and an escape from both burdens and boredom

Have a Whale of a Time on Queensland’s Gold Coast With Exciting New Hotel Deal

SOURCE: Marriott Book Now for Whale Watching at the Courtyard Surfers Paradise Resort SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Whether catching a wave or catching dinner, the Gold Coast, Queensland is frequented by millions of visitors for its sunny, sub-tropical climate and some of the best surfing in the world. As far back as its discovery by Captain James Cook, the Gold Coast area has always impressed and delighted visitors. From Surfer’s Paradise to Snapper’s Rock, these beautiful Gold Coast hotel s and beaches are simply unmatched, and offer every variety of fun in the sun, including whale watching.

The Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel — ‘A Hotel Less Ordinary’

SOURCE: Marriott Art Collection Breathes Excitement Into Hotel Experience LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) – Guests and visitors alike will appreciate the added touch of artistic beauty portrayed through the internationally acclaimed art collection that lives within and exemplifies the beauty of the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Tastefully hailed at “A Hotel Less Ordinary,” this magnificent art exhibit exhorts the contemporary design of this luxury hotel in Los Angeles and beautifully adorns its stately lobby. This ‘Hotel Less Ordinary’ features a 30-piece collection of landscapes, figurative, still life and abstract artworks researched and selected by Josetta Sbeglia, private art consultant.

Hotel Offers More Incentives for Hollywood Event Planners

SOURCE: Marriott More Rewards and More Savings — up to $10,000 Credit to Master — at This Premier Hollywood Hotel HOLLYWOOD, CA–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Savvy executives and corporate business planners will want to take note of an extraordinary special offer from the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa that provides incredible value for world-class meeting accommodations in Hollywood. Event planners can take advantage of the hotel’s 2010-2011 value dates to receive exceptional discounts, valuable bonus awards, and a Red Carpet Welcome Reception in addition to the potential to earn up to $10,000 credit to master. Situated in an unrivaled location at the corner of Hollywood and Highland adjacent to the renowned Kodak Theater, the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa offers stylish and sophisticated guest accommodations and state-of-the-art facilities.

Enjoy Sizzling Summer Snacks This Season at Broomfield Restaurant — Flatz Grill and Lounge

SOURCE: Marriott New Entrees Feature Locally Grown Products With an Intriguing Twist BROOMFIELD, CO–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  Indigenous, intriguing, independent and totally tantalizing! These words describe the new summer menu items debuting at the Flatz Grille and Lounge located inside the Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel, where distinctive service and award-winning entrees define the atmosphere of sophisticated Broomfield, Colorado restaurants . This summer, the Renaissance Hotels’ “Chef of the Year” at the Flatz is capitalizing the “I” in dining to define the new menu items as Indigenous, Intriguing and Independent at this four-star restaurant

Back to School Offer Includes Savings on Princeton Lodging for Students, Staff

SOURCE: Marriott Transition Back to Campus Easy With Exclusive Offer PRINCETON, NJ–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) – Moving back to school just got easier with an exclusive Marriott hotel deal for Princeton University students and staff from the Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at Forrestal. The transition back to campus can be easy and affordable with this special offer that allows students and staff a 10 percent savings off the already low weekend rate at one of the finest hotels near Princeton University .

TownePlace Suites by Marriott at Baltimore BWI Airport Offers Summer Hotel Package Deals to Baltimore’s Greatest Attractions

SOURCE: Marriott LINTHICUM, MD–(Marketwire – August 6, 2010) –  With several weeks of summer left, there is still time for families to take advantage of great summer weekend deals at TownePlace Suites BWI. Available now through Labor Day, the BWI airport suite hotel announced today four summer packages designed for every traveler — For the shop-a-holic, the hotel is offering a gift certificate to Arundel Mills Mall, the most popular attraction in the Baltimore area. “Date-Knight” like no other at Medieval Times Arundel Mills includes a feast fit for a King and show tickets for two

Stevie Wonder, the Grammy Award-Winning Legend, Joins Earth, Wind & Fire Alumni Larry Dunn and Sheldon Reynolds of Elements Of Fire On-Stage at…

SOURCE: Mirage Entertainment LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Multi-talented singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder recently accompanied two of Earth, Wind & Fire’s former principle members, keyboardist Larry Dunn and guitarist/vocalist Sheldon Reynolds on-stage as a special guest in front of a sold-out crowd at The Waterfront Restaurant and Concert Theater in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Now known as Elements Of Fire, the funky duo and their All-Star Band performed timeless classics for adoring fans. Elements Of Fire is represented and managed by music industry legend Jerry Greenberg as well as James Elliot and Stuart Sternberg

Moe’s Menu Heats Up This Fall With the Buffalo Chicken Trio

SOURCE: Moe’s Southwest Grill From Now Until October 17, Moe’s Is Offering Buffalo Chicken Burritos, Quesadillas and Nachos ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Just in time for tailgating season, Moe’s Southwest Grill presents the Buffalo Chicken Trio from now until October 17. The Trio includes these hot options: Buffalo Chicken Burrito : rice, black beans, grilled chicken, shredded cheese, handmade pico de gallo and shredded lettuce, covered in Moe’s Texas Pete spicy buffalo sauce then wrapped in a flour or whole grain tortilla. Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla : Shredded cheese, black beans, grilled chicken, handmade pico de gallo and shredded lettuce, covered in Moe’s Texas Pete spicy buffalo sauce then grilled to perfection in a flour or whole grain tortilla.

Noodles & Company to Open in Elk Grove

SOURCE: Noodles & Company Neighborhood Restaurant to Host Pre-Opening Fundraiser for Cosumnes CSD Parks & Recreation ELK GROVE, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, salads and sandwiches inspired from around the world, will open its doors to the Elk Grove community on Friday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. The new location is at 7405 Laguna Blvd.  “We are excited to bring our fast, fresh and affordable concept to Elk Grove,” said Dawn Voss, head of Noodles & Company’s culinary team

Churchill Downs Hotel Offers Breeders’ Cup Guests an Unforgettable Stay

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy the Excitement of Thoroughbred Racing at the World Championships LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  World class thoroughbred racing excitement comes to Louisville for a historic seventh time as Churchill Downs hosts the 27th Breeders’ Cup, Nov. 5-6, 2010. In celebration of this event, the Louisville Marriott Downtown is a frontrunner in offering first-class hotel deals in Downtown Louisville .

San Antonio Riverwalk Hotels Offer Family Vacation Fun

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Hotel Provides Escape and Ultimate SeaWorld Packages SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Visiting San Antonio is a great break whether seeking a fun-filled family vacation or a romantic getaway and San Antonio Riverwalk hotels are making it easy and affordable to create the perfect vacation escape with hotel packages designed for all levels of fun and adventure. The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk hotel has two great packages aimed at allowing travelers the opportunity to explore and relax while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of this popular travel destination. With great hotel accommodations, vacation fun can include everything from leisure sightseeing and shopping to adventurous theme parks and golf in San Antonio .

Del Taco Blows Up the Definition of Value: for a Limited Time, Regular Tacos Available for the Insane Price of 39 Cents

SOURCE: Del Taco LAKE FOREST, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Never one to back away from the extreme, Del Taco announced today that it is blowing up the definition of value of its popular 59-cent regular taco and – for a limited time – introducing a new, absolutely crazy price of 39-cents. “Our competition may ask, ‘is Del Taco out of control?’ Our tacos were already a great value – but 39 cents is insane value,” said John Cappasola, Vice President of Marketing at Del Taco. “Actually, we think this promotion is the right idea at just the right time

Independent Film Series Presented Weekly in Renaissance Hotel’s Dupont Circle Lobby

SOURCE: Marriott Renaissance and DC Commission Join Forces for ‘Summer Screenings’ WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Enjoy the essence of private movie screenings this summer as the Renaissance Washington, DC  Dupont Circle Hotel joins forces with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities to present “Summer Screenings: Independent Film Series,” a succession of independent films shown in conjunction with area film organizations from 7 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday through Aug.

Create Vacation or Weekend Getaways With Downtown San Diego Hotel Deals

SOURCE: Marriott Leisure Travelers Will Find Plenty of Fun on San Diego’s Waterfront at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Exciting weekend getaways and family vacations can be fun and affordable when leisure travelers take advantage of downtown San Diego hotel deals to create San Diego getaway packages and vacations that include attractions such as San Diego Padre baseball, local festivals, and popular theme park adventures.

Tampa Airport Hotel Gives Travelers Easy Access

SOURCE: Marriott TAMPA BAY, FL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Safe and easy access for flights from Tampa International Airport will be a breeze for air travelers flying to and from this west Florida city. With Tampa hotel deals , like the Marriott’s “Park Here, Fly There” Escape Package, airport access couldn’t be easier or safer as the Tampa Airport Marriott is conveniently located at Tampa International Airport. Guests who take advantage of the Tampa Airport Marriot can walk directly from their room to their flight gate and will find a hassle-free departure to be one of the most appreciated of value-based hotel deals.

Riverview Plaza Announces Packages for All Occasions

SOURCE: Marriott Riverview Plaza Offers Year Round Packages for the Whole Family MOBILE, AL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile is providing exciting packages year round for guests of all ages and all occasions. Whether you’re celebrating BayFest or a birthday, Riverview Plaza keeps you in the middle of the action. The packages below are just a sample of those offered throughout the year. To view a complete list of packages and ideas for exciting Mobile weekend getaways , please visit www.facebook.com/riverviewplaza .

A Perfect Family Getaway at Queensland’s Gold Coast

SOURCE: Marriott Enjoy a Relaxing Gold Coast Family Vacation at Courtyard Surfers Paradise! SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  From gourmands and adventurers to beach bums, the Gold Coast, Queensland is frequented by millions of visitors for its beautiful climate and some of the best surfing in the world. The popular Gold Coast area has always impressed and delighted visitors, from Surfers Paradise to Snapper’s Rock.

Noodles & Company to Open in Rockford

SOURCE: Noodles & Company Neighborhood Restaurant to Host Pre-Opening Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Rockford ROCKFORD, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) –  Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, soups, and salads inspired from around the world, will open its doors to “The Forest City” on Friday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. The new restaurant is located at 6430 E

Luxury Hotel in South Beach Miami Celebrates Summer, Invites Guests for a Swim

SOURCE: Marriott Heated Infinity-Edged Pool Accentuates Ocean Experience MIAMI BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Oceanfront swimming took on a whole new meaning as the South Beach Marriott reinvigorated its $4 million oceanfront pool that allows guests the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds with beautiful oceanfront beaches and sparkling clear pool water at this luxury hotel. South Beach Miami lodging doesn’t come any finer than the accommodations found at the South Beach Marriott and this magnificent pool accentuates the beauty of the hotel and its exquisite amenities.

Meeting Rooms in Kansas City Look to Fill Up Thanks to Corporate Meeting Incentives at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

SOURCE: Marriott First-Class Accommodations in the Heart of Kansas City Great for Business KANSAS CITY, MO–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Corporate meeting incentives that provide added amenities for executives doing business in Kansas City are being offered by the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel, where first-class accommodations and exceptional meeting facilities and services combine for a perfect location for productive conferences and meetings.

Phuket Hotel Offers Miles and More

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Rewards Members Can Enjoy Added Miles, Savings PHUKET, THAILAND–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Thailand travelers can enjoy extra savings, bonus miles and exquisite resort accommodations when booking their stay at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, a standout among beach resorts in Phuket . Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests will find the ultimate in rest and relaxation and modern amenities at this luxury resort located along the white sands of Mai Khao Beach and with special resort deals and holiday packages Phuket accommodations at the Renaissance are fun and affordable.

August Is Bonus Time at Hotel Suites in North Indianapolis

SOURCE: Marriott Marriott Rewards Members Earn Bonus Points for End of Summer Stay CARMEL, IN–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Marriott Rewards members can earn bonus points with a special Summer’s End promotion at the SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Carmel hotel. Offering distinctive North Indianapolis hotel rooms , the SpringHill Suites is providing Marriott Rewards members a reason to celebrate summer with an additional 500 Marriott Rewards points per stay from Aug.

Broomfield, CO Hotel Is Ranked Top Renaissance Hotel for Event Satisfaction

SOURCE: Marriott Customer Service a Lifestyle for Experienced Hotel Staff BROOMFIELD, CO–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Customer satisfaction is a lifestyle for employees and staff at the Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel in Broomfield, CO where the Event Management Team has again been recognized for exceptional service as the hotel once more was named the top Renaissance hotel in North America for Event Satisfaction Scores after the first half of 2010. “This is an outstanding achievement that our team deserves,” said General Manager Dave Kennedy. “Customer satisfaction and feedback are discussed daily within our hotel and this shows that we are doing the right things for our customers.” The Renaissance Boulder FlatIron Hotel also finished at the top of the Renaissance brand hotels in North America for Event Satisfaction Scores in 2009 after hosting over 200 events. Distinctly recognized as exceptional among Boulder wedding planners for its elegant wedding receptions, the hotel also sets the standard in hosting association meetings, conventions, corporate board meetings and catered events.

Value Pricing Breakfast Menus Helps Steady Daytime Restaurant Spending, Bodes Well for Future Growth

SOURCE: Packaged Facts NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  The most important meal of the day continues to face short-term challenges related to the recession, but market research publisher Packaged Facts’ ” Breakfast Trends in the U.S. Foodservice Market” predicts consumer spending on breakfast at restaurants will rebound from an anticipated downturn in 2010 to approach $38 billion in 2011, as current value menu pricing strategies influence future spending habits. “Fast food and QSR (quick-service restaurant) operators are playing the ‘price equals value’ card for everything it’s worth

Hotel Near Sawgrass Mills Is Helping You Get a Head Start on Back-to-School Shopping

SOURCE: Marriott Take the Drudgery Out of Back-to-School Shopping With Vacation Atmosphere PLANTATION, FL–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Back-to-school savings takes on a whole new meaning with a Plantation hotel package offered at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale hotel near Sawgrass Mills Mall that offers guests a $50 gift card to use at the mall for each night stayed. Shoppers can take advantage of this Ft

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa Stands Out Among Hotels in Birmingham, Alabama With Best of the South Award

SOURCE: Marriott Resort Recognized Among ‘Best in the South’ HOOVER, AL–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Warm, southern hospitality and services that exceed the expectations of guests is the standard at one of the finest luxury hotels in Birmingham, AL recently named “Best of the South” by Meetings Media for its exceptional services and facilities. The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa topped the “Best of the South” list after the magazine polled its readers for their opinions on meeting facilities and services provided by hotels across the United States

Denver Zoo Partners With Local Fairfield Inn for the Perfect Denver Vacation Package This Season

SOURCE: Marriott Denver Zoo Packages Offer Opportunities for Fun Denver Getaways DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  Grab the kids and create some family vacation fun they won’t soon forget with Denver vacation packages such as the Denver Zoo Package Deals offered at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Cherry Creek. These special packages offered by the Denver Zoo and Marriott will allow guests to break away from the ordinary and capture some exotic fun with Denver weekend getaways that include wild adventures and a holiday light safari that are sure to please kids of all ages! The Denver Zoo and Fairfield Inn & Suites have joined forces to offer guests two deals perfect for a fun Denver weekend getaway that include deluxe accommodations at this South Denver hotel and two adult admission tickets to the Denver Zoo now through April 14, 2011. Guests can choose from the Denver Zoo Wild Adventure Package Deal to view the more than 3,500 different animals housed at the zoo or the Denver Zoo Lights Package (December through January) to experience a holiday light safari featuring animated and lighted animal sculptures over the zoo’s 38 illuminated acres.

Atlanta Perimeter Hotel Is Loaded Up for Family Fun

SOURCE: Marriott Dining Card Provides Added Savings for Weekend Getaway ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) – Take a break from a hectic lifestyle and spend some quality family time in Atlanta where Perimeter hotels are making it easy to create a fun and relaxing weekend getaway with discounted hotel rates and added amenities. Now through Sept. 6, 2010, guests who take advantage of a special deal at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Hotel will receive a $25 Family Fun Dining Card that can be used at select Atlanta restaurants for each night booked.* The Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center Hotel offers impeccable service and stylish rooms and hotel suites in Dunwoody, Georgia where guests will find themselves conveniently located near shopping, dining, entertainment and the Dunwoody MARTA station

Soon-to-Be LEED Certified Atlanta Hotel Gets Travelers Connected

SOURCE: Marriott Opens August 4 With Restaurant Credits and Special Discounts ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  The party is on at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway where, in celebration of this exciting new hotel, guests are offered a special “Get Connected” package that includes a restaurant credit and discounts on future stays at this fabulous eco-friendly Marriott Atlanta Airport hotel. Opening on Aug

Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa — Named One of the Best New Hotels by Travel & Leisure Magazine

SOURCE: Bardessono Hotel, Spa, and Restaurant Only 45 Hotels Chosen YOUNTVILLE, CA–(Marketwire – August 3, 2010) –  BARDESSONO ( www.bardessono.com ) restaurant, hotel and spa in Yountville , CA, the only LEED certified luxury hotel in the world, was named one of the best new hotels by Travel & Leisure’s It List . Says Travel & Leisure , “This 62-room newcomer is upping the ante on green design… it delivers a breath of fresh air amid Yountville’s faux French and Tuscan styles.” The hand of the artist and the soul of the activist are evident in the Bardessono aesthetic.

IHOP Takes a Bite Out of Back to School Spending With Return of Kids Eat Free Promotion

SOURCE: IHOP With Families Spending More Than $600 on Back to School Shopping, IHOP Helps Subsidize School Supplies With August Kids Eat Free Limited Time Offer GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) –  With the back to school season quickly approaching, IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers families financial flexibility while shopping for back to school supplies this August. Every day in August, IHOP invites families to take part in its Kids Eat Free promotion from 4 p.m.

ObesitySolvers Responds to Unhealthy Kids Meal Menus

SOURCE: ObesitySolvers SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –   ObesitySolvers.com  responded to the issue of unhealthy kids meals and suggested more education for parents today. Read more: http://obesitysolvers.com/ According to a  NYPOST.com  article ( http://tinyurl.com/345uyta ), New Jersey Restaurant, Friendly’s, was accused of contributing to childhood obesity for having high calorie meal options for children. Bob Cutler, CEO of Creative Consumer Concepts (C3), said that restaurant owners usually do not serve food that people do not consume.

McDonald’s(R) New Fundraising Efforts Bring Families Together, Showing How Small Donations Can Add Up to Make a Big Difference

SOURCE: McDonald’s USA In-Restaurant Fundraiser and Online Campaign Benefit Children in Need OAK BROOK, IL–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –  Today McDonald’s ® announced a new in-restaurant fundraising program and online campaign benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities ® (RMHC®) and local children. Beginning this summer participating McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will donate proceeds from all daily Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® sales to RMHC — McDonald’s “Charity of Choice” — benefiting more than 11,000 sick and critically ill children and their families every day.

Giftango Delivers Virtual Gift Cards for 35 National Brands; Signs Eight Leading Incentive Houses

SOURCE: Giftango Corporation Giftango eCard Solution Allows Brands to Interact With Customers in New Ways PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) –   Giftango Corporation, the virtual gift card company allowing incentive houses, loyalty professionals, and merchants to significantly reduce the fulfillment costs associated with traditional gift cards, today announced the signing of 35 national merchant brands that span categories such as retail, travel, hospitality, cosmetics and consumer electronics. Giftango is simplifying the management and delivery of virtual gift cards for both issuers and distributors and has signed customers Amazon®, Cabela’s®, JCPenney®, Lowe’s®, Nike®, and many others.

Panera Bread Reports Q2 2010 Diluted EPS of $0.85, Up 31% Over Q2 2009, on 9.9% Growth in System-Wide Comparable Bakery-Cafe Sales

SOURCE: Panera Bread Company ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Panera Bread Company ( NASDAQ : PNRA ) HIGHLIGHTS — Q2 2010 net income increased 33% versus Q2 2009 to $27 million — Operating margin increased 230 bps in Q2 2010 over Q2 2009 — Repurchased $71 million of shares in Q2 2010 — Full Year 2010 EPS target increased to $3.50 to $3.52 (up 26% to 27% versus FY 2009) Panera Bread Company ( NASDAQ : PNRA ) today reported net income of $27 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, for the second quarter ended June 29, 2010. These results include the favorable impact of $0.01 per diluted share from the Company’s repurchase of 897,556 shares under its $600 million share repurchase authorization

Dinerware Certifies SpeedMenu

SOURCE: Dinerware Guests Add Orders to Their Tabs via Internet-Enabled Phones; Dinerware Restaurateurs Gain Revenues SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – Dinerware, Inc., a leading developer of restaurant POS (point of sale) software, today announced its certification of SpeedMenu, a mobile menuing, ordering and payment service that enables guests to add, close and pay out their tabs via their Internet-enabled mobile devices.

Burlington, VT, Hotel Offers Nickelodeon Getaway for Children of All Ages

SOURCE: Marriott Courtyard Burlington Taft Corners Welcomes Children With Nickelodeon Package WILLISTON, VT–(Marketwire – July 27, 2010) – A family vacation or weekend getaway can be fun for everyone in the family with  Burlington, VT hotel deals that offer affordable rates and special fun with Nickelodeon characters for the kids. Children who are guests at the Courtyard Burlington Taft Corners hotel can join with some of their favorite cartoon characters during a weekend stay with the “Nickelodeon Your Stay” hotel deal aimed at keeping young children entertained with an out-of-this-world family event. Family travelers can take advantage of this Burlington, VT hotel package and easily keep kids entertained with a free Nickelodeon activity book, silicone bracelet with access to a secret game website, a Nickelodeon activity bag with sunglasses, a ‘Build Your Own SpongeBob’ and a splash ball

The 2010 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Returns to Los Angeles

SOURCE: Reed Exhibitions NORWALK, CT–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) –  After a year away, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, August 14 – Monday, August 16, 2010. The thousands of industry professionals who attend will discover insight, ideas and opportunities and be able to demo, touch, taste, smell, compare and source the latest products and services necessary for running a successful restaurant and foodservice business. Following are the highlights: California Restaurant Association, sponsors of the event, will offer seminars on the most important issues facing restaurateurs including healthcare reform, tax credits, ServSafe Certification Program, etc

Carino’s Italian Serves Up Healthy Dishes for Children With New Kid’s Menu Featuring All Items Under 500 Calories

SOURCE: Carino’s Italian AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) –  Carino’s Italian restaurants today announced the arrival of its new kid’s menu featuring dishes that are all less than 500 calories. The new kid’s menu illustrates Carino’s Italian restaurants commitment in providing healthy meals to children as the nation continues to combat childhood obesity

Salsa Fiesta Is Now Bringing the Fiesta to Your Door

SOURCE: Salsa Fiesta Miami’s Urban Mexican Grill Launches Delivery Service to Downtown Miami MIAMI, FL–(Marketwire – July 26, 2010) –  Salsa Fiesta ( http://www.salsafiestagrill.com ), Miami’s Urban Mexican Grill, announced the launch of its delivery service, spanning a three-mile radius surrounding the restaurant in downtown Miami. More specifically, Salsa Fiesta now delivers north, up to 54 th and Biscayne, as far south as 15 th and Brickell, as far west as I-95, and also, exclusively to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Salsa Fiesta’s customers can now dial in to Salsa Fiesta, at (305) 400-8245, to have fresh, handmade Mexican cuisine delivered to their home or workplace. Salsa Fiesta’s delivery is available from 11am to 10pm, seven days a week, and includes a charge of $3.99 per order. This makes Salsa Fiesta the first fast casual Mexican restaurant in Miami to bring fresh Mexican bites to you. “Providing delivery enables us to make Salsa Fiesta even more convenient to Miami residents,” Cesar Olivo, CEO, Chef, and Founder of Salsa Fiesta, states. “We listened to our guests, who continued to ask if Salsa Fiesta delivered, until it became apparent there was a void in Miami for quality Mexican food brought fresh to your door. We are proud to cater to our customers’ needs as we expand our service offering throughout Miami.” Since opening in late 2009, Salsa Fiesta has redefined fast casual Mexican food in Miami with its handmade approach to cooking and innovative plates. Utilizing only original recipe sauces, salsas, and marinades made from scratch, Salsa Fiesta’s menu is made to order daily, offering guests extremely fresh cuisine. Fans of Salsa Fiesta enjoy its burritos, tacos, salads, enchiladas, tostones, flautas, taquitos, and more. For more information on Salsa Fiesta, visit http://www.salsafiestagrill.com or follow it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/salsafiestagrill or Twitter @Salsa_Fiesta.

Downtown Boston Hotel Provides Relaxing Getaway Options

SOURCE: Marriott Break Away to Boston for Some Fun and Rejuvenation BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 23, 2010) –  Take a break from today’s hectic lifestyle with downtown Boston hotel deals designed to pamper guests with luxurious spa treatments or provide a fun destination for a long overdue girlfriends’ getaway at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, an award-winning Boston Back Bay hotel. This opulent Boston Marriott is located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay district and connected to over 200 shops and Copley Place restaurants allowing guests the opportunity to experience some of Boston’s finest attractions while enjoying time away from their daily routine at a magnificent hotel

Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta Hotel Builds New Greenhouse to Grow Fresh Produce

SOURCE: Marriott Fall Menu to Feature First Harvest ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 23, 2010) –  After the success of its herb garden, the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta hotel built a greenhouse earlier this year to grow its own produce. Guests will be able to enjoy the “fruits” of this new effort at Vidalia’s Restaurant, beginning this fall. The first harvest will feature striped heirloom tomatoes, seven chili varieties, zucchini, asparagus, cucumbers and fresh herbs and will be ready by fall.

Ceiba del Mar: Rest & Relax With 4th Night Free at Riviera Maya Luxury Resort

SOURCE: Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort A Complimentary Extra Night, Two 50-Minute Massages, and a Private Dinner for Two Round Out Resort’s “Rest & Relax” Package PUERTO MORELOS, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  Boutique Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort, an upscale, award-winning Riviera Maya resort situated on half-mile of a private beach at the edge of sleepy Puerto Morelos, invites guests to stay an extra night at no extra cost with the Rest & Relax 4th Night Free package. The finest in accommodations, amenities and aesthetics combined with lush landscape, shimmering azure seas, a white-sand shoreline, and cool ocean breezes lend intimacy and authenticity to Ceiba del Mar. Located just 30 minutes from Cancun, the resort offers proximity to the region’s top attractions but rejuvenating respite from these high-traffic areas. Complementing these attributes is access to the wellness aromatherapy Spa at Ceiba del Mar, on-site dining, and sporting and cultural excursions for the duration of the reservation, which is extendable with the Rest & Relax 4th Night Free package. It includes: 5 days and 4 nights in Luxury Ocean-View accommodations, with the 4th night free; A welcome champagne cocktail; Two 50-minute Relaxing Massages with a 10% discount on all other spa therapies; One three-course private candlelight dinner for two with a bottle of wine and personal butler service; and Daily a la carte breakfast on the European Plan, or all a la carte meals, snacks and beverages on the all-inclusive Luxury Gourmet Plan

El Parador Cafe Introduces a Second, Later Evening Tasting Hour

SOURCE: El Parador Cafe NYC’s #1 Mexican Restaurant Adds Another High Value Way to Enjoy All That It Offers NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  After a year of great success and with their 3-6 PM, Monday-Saturday Tasting Hour special, El Parador Café has introduced a second Tasting Hour from 10 PM-12 Midnight. “We really noticed that people loved the idea of the ‘snack and relax’ environment of our afternoon Tasting Hour,” commented Alex Alejandro, Proprietor. “The time is perfect to give our patrons the option of also stopping in later in the evening, and enjoying El Parador’s unmatched authentic Mexican cuisine, refreshing drinks, and friendly environment, all at an exceptional level of value.” The restaurant is located at 325 East 34th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

SignTrak Changes Name to OnTrak Software

SOURCE: SignTrak CINCINNATI, OH–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  SignTrak today announced it has changed its name to OnTrak Software. A leading innovator, OnTrak is the only provider of Web-based software to help alcohol beverage distributors order, track and manage their ‘at-retail’ marketing materials, including printed and permanent signs, menus and samples. To better distinguish between the company and the markets it serves, the name change to OnTrak Software conveys the full breadth of its solutions, which now include: SignTrak® — Used by alcohol beverage distributors to order, track and manage the entire custom point-of-sale (POS) signage process, from order entry, to production, through business reporting and analysis, and on to supplier bill-back recovery

Loopt Star Application Adds Popular Brands, Adds More Real Rewards for Visiting Stores and Restaurants

SOURCE: Loopt New Rewards From Paul Frank and Element Now Available via Loopt’s Unique Mobile Rewards Game MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2010) –  Loopt ( www.loopt.com ), the leading location-based social mapping service, today announced that it has added new real rewards to the company’s popular mobile game, Loopt Star , from top brands, Paul Frank and Element. The new deals and incentives include store discounts available to consumers when they visit specified locations

Cool Net Surfing at Historic Vermont Hotel

SOURCE: Green Mountain Inn The Green Mountain Inn of Stowe, Vermont Is Launching a New Website With a Host of Informative Features STOWE, VT–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Finding information about the Green Mountain Inn just got easier thanks to the Inn’s newly updated and revitalized web site.  “Our new, streamlined website gives an extensive up-close and personal overview of the Inn and Stowe,” said innkeeper Patti Clark. “It’s now easier to search for anything from our array of amenities and accommodations to in-depth information on how to plan a four-season vacation, family reunion or other special function.  “The Green Mountain Inn site has been designed to be the comprehensive, one-stop online browsing experience we know busy travelers are looking for these days. We’ve included links to a host of activities and points of interest within the greater Stowe area throughout any of the four seasons

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Eight New Restaurants in South Bend, IN and Kalamazoo, MI

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts Sack of Donuts, LLC to Open First Location in 2011 and Remainder by 2015 CANTON, MA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite everyday all-day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Sack of Donuts, LLC for eight new restaurants in South Bend, IN and Portage/Kalamazoo, MI. One restaurant will open in 2011 and the remainder by 2015. Dunkin’ Donuts’ development throughout the region is part of a steady and strategic growth strategy, which includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities across the country to help drive the leading coffee and bakery chain’s growth. Sack of Donuts, LLC is led by brothers Mike and Andy Knapick and Dewayne White, former NFL starting defensive end for the Detroit Lions. The local entrepreneurs also own eight Jimmy John’s and a Bar Louie operation spread out between the South Bend and Kalamazoo markets.  ” Our team has built a strong reputation with our two current concepts and we’re very excited about adding a third operation to our portfolio and expanding Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in South Bend, Kalamazoo and Portage,” said Mike Knapick, Managing Member, Sack of Donuts, LLC. “We all have a strong passion and loyalty for the brand and know Dunkin’ Donuts will thrive in each of these markets.” In addition to the development agreement mentioned above, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking new and existing franchisees to develop restaurants in Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, Washington, DC, and Detroit. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets. As a result, the company continues to expand with single and multi-unit opportunities with no minimum unit requirements.  Ideally, franchisees should possess a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $250,000, but financial qualifications will vary based on the opportunity available by market. This evolution of Dunkin’ Donuts’ franchise sales effort enables the brand to expand in markets more aggressively, while balancing its market penetration and maturity

New Leaf Brands Broadens Distribution in California Through Coast Brands Group

SOURCE: New Leaf Brands, Inc. OLD TAPPAN, NJ–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –  New Leaf Brands, Inc. ( OTCBB : NLEF ) (“Company”), a provider of great tasting, all natural, healthy beverages, today announced a new marketing and distribution agreement with Coast Brands Group, LLC, a leading beverage brand representation and consulting firm. Coast Brands will market New Leaf’s 12 unique tea flavors sweetened with 100% organic cane sugar, 4 lemonades made with 6%-10% real fruit juice and sweetened with 100% organic cane sugar and 2 diet iced teas sweetened with Splenda™ to more than 30 regional distributors who service more than 30,000 retail outlets in the states of California, Nevada and Arizona.

Presenting: 2010 News at Illustrious Palm Springs Spa, Golf and Family Resort: Renaissance Esmeralda

SOURCE: Marriott Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa Introduces Popular ‘Celebrity’ Salon at the Spa, New Menus, Additional Family-Friendly Activities and Renovated “Tween” Spaces as Part of Renaissance Hotels’ Rebranding INDIAN WELLS, CA–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  With 354 days of sunshine each year, Indian Wells is already well into its sunny days of 2010. Showing a warm forecast for the resort near Palm Springs, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, a member of the Marriott group, is offering plenty of new menus, activities and amenities for guests to enjoy the endless sunshine.

Celebrate the King of Rock and Roll in Style With Hotels Near Graceland

SOURCE: Marriott Southern Hospitality Awaits Elvis Fans at Memphis Marriott MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Elvis fans traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week at Graceland and celebrating the 75 th birthday of the King of Rock and Roll will find stylish accommodations at the Memphis Marriott, a distinctive choice among hotels in East Memphis, TN and located just nine miles from Graceland.

Experience the Astonishing Le Grande Cirque With Destin Hotel Deals

SOURCE: Marriott Affordable Rates Help Create Extraordinary Family Fun DESTIN, FL–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Create an exceptional weekend vacation experience with hotel deals in Destin, FL that will allow you and your family to witness the WOW factor of amazing stunts, aerial wizardry and extraordinary feats. The Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard’s “Le Grande Cirque” promotional package provides discounted room rates and free event parking for the 2010 Le Grand Cirque now performing in Destin, FL. Le Grande Cirque is recognized world-wide as an astonishing two-hour action-packed performance of astounding acrobatics and precision stunts by a company of more than 40 uniquely skilled performers from Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mongolia, Europe and China. The performances leave spectators at the edge of their seats as daring acrobats utilize amazing abilities to gracefully execute incredible aerial stunts, tumbling acts and the mesmerizing “Wheel of Death,” one of the most dangerous circus tricks ever attempted. Le Grande Cirque is performing through Aug

Shop and Stay With Tampa Weekend Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott Guests Receive $25 Shopping Gift Card at Marriott Westshore Hotel TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Shoppers have a great opportunity to create their own Tampa Bay vacation packages with a “Shopping Madness” promotion offered by the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of the popular Westshore shopping district, this stylish hotel is perfect for a fun and exhilarating Tampa weekend getaway and is offering guests a $25 gift card to spend wherever they like in this fabulous shopping and entertainment district. Popular among the “shop til you drop” crowd, the International Plaza Shopping Center and Westshore Mall both offer hundreds of retail stores — with everything from accessories and apparel to specialty items and home furnishings. With accommodations at this distinctive hotel, shoppers will be within walking distance of the Westshore Mall and another Florida shopping favorite — International Plaza and Bay Street. However, complimentary transportation is also included for guests taking advantage of this “Shopping Madness” promotion along with free self-parking, nightly turndown service, late 1 p.m

Family Movie Fun Among Packages Offered by Dallas Luxury Hotels

SOURCE: Marriott Create a Family Weekend Getaway in Dallas DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) – A great family vacation can be as simple as time together over the weekend at one of the most exciting Dallas luxury hotels , where special family packages make quality family fun easy and affordable. Hotels in downtown Dallas are conveniently located for easy access to many area attractions, and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel is offering a family “Movie Package” that will be an instant hit with everyone in the family

Atlanta Downtown Hotel Offers Accommodations for Rihanna and Ke$ha Performances

SOURCE: Marriott Hotel Welcomes Guests With Southern Hospitality ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Fine Southern hospitality says it all for the Atlanta Marriott Downtown, the choice selection among downtown Atlanta hotels for those planning to attend the July 28 performance of the “Rihanna: Last Girl on Earth” Tour at Philips Arena. This spectacular entertainer will appear in Atlanta with special guest Ke$ha for a 7:30 p.m. performance as part of her ongoing world tour

Hit a Home Run With Hotels in Albany, NY

SOURCE: Marriott Book Now for Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend ALBANY, NY–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Baseball fans will want to savor the excitement of one of the sport’s most impressive weekend events July 23-26 in Cooperstown, NY as three legendary players are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during Hall of Fame Weekend 2010. Hotels near Albany Airport offer great locations for participating in the four-day event which this year honors All-Star outfielder Andre Dawson, long-time umpire Doug Harvey and division-winning manager Whitey Herzog. With a convenient location just off I-87, the Albany Marriott offers baseball fans first-class accommodations that set the standard among Albany Airport hotels .

Anchorage Hotel Package Rewards Guests With Visa Gift Cards for Weekend Getaways

SOURCE: Marriott ‘Here’s $50 for a Great Weekend’ ANCHORAGE, AK–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) – Weekend getaways that put $50 back into your budget for added fun are a great way to create an Anchorage, Alaska vacation package and the opportunity for a break from daily routines. The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is making it easy for travelers to enjoy a weekend of fun and excitement in Anchorage with its “Here’s $50 for a Great Weekend” deal, perfect for a family weekend vacation or romantic getaway. The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is offering guests a $25 Visa gift card per room per night for guests who stay and pay with their Visa card now through September 6, 2010*.

Book a Baton Rouge Weekend Getaway and Receive a $50 Visa Gift Card

SOURCE: Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown Hotel Welcomes Weekenders BATON ROUGE, LA–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) – Taking a break for a weekend getaway in Baton Rouge will be fun and affordable with a hotel package that puts $50 back into your budget. The Baton Rouge Marriott is making it easy to plan a weekend of fun away from hectic daily routines with its “Here’s $50 for a Great Weekend” deal, the perfect solution for a family weekend vacation or romantic getaway. The Baton Rouge Marriott is offering guests a $25 Visa gift card per room per night for guests who stay and pay with their Visa card now through September 6, 2010*.

Luxury Hotel in Walnut Creek Offers Splendid Summer Savings

SOURCE: Marriott Vacation Now and Save for Future Travel Events WALNUT CREEK, CA–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  A mini-vacation with savings in mind is just a reservation away at the Renaissance ClubSport hotel in Walnut Creek , CA . This opulent hotel, sports club and fitness resort combination property is encouraging weekend stays that will earn guests a $50 savings coupon and travel vouchers for future vacation travel. The Renaissance Summer Promotion allows guests the opportunity to enjoy weekend stays at this remarkable hotel while saving for future travel events

Hotels in Albuquerque New Mexico Feature Romantic Getaways

SOURCE: Marriott Treat Yourself and That Special Someone to a Weekend Reprieve ALBUQUERQUE, NM–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Nothing’s more romantic than just the two of you and a luxury hotel room! Create that special romantic interlude, whether it’s a honeymoon or a weekend getaway, with a great romance package offered by the Marriott Hotel, Albuquerque, NM , that includes champagne and chocolate covered strawberries… just for the two of you! After recently completing a multi-million dollar renovation, the Albuquerque Marriott sets the standard for affluent hotels near Albuquerque Airport and offers a spectacular location overlooking the Sandia Mountains for a romantic, fun-filled weekend. Guests taking advantage of the hotel’s “Enjoy Your Romantic Stay” package will receive deluxe hotel accommodations with a king bed; champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, and complimentary breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s Cielo Sandia restaurant. Rates for this romantic hotel package start at just $154* and accommodations may be booked online by visiting  http://www.marriott.com/abqnm and using promotional code HON or by calling 1-888-758-0893 for reservations and information. The Albuquerque Marriott is located in the midst of uptown Albuquerque restaurants , shopping boutiques and movie theaters so there’s always plenty to do just a few steps from the hotel. The Marriott is also conveniently located just minutes from Historic Old Town, Albuquerque Sunport and the Sandia Peak Tram for those seeking local adventure. In addition to first class accommodations, the hotel offers a full array of social and business amenities, making it a select choice for Albuquerque wedding locations , business conferences and corporate meetings.

Pizza Franchises Are Enjoying a Renaissance

SOURCE: Franchise Direct ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) –  Americans love pizza and they love pizza franchises. Because of pizza’s continuing popularity, Franchise Direct ( www.FranchiseDirect.com ) has examined the state of pizza franchising in its 2010 Pizza Franchise Report. After assessing the Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) of 25 pizza franchises, Franchise Direct has found that pizza franchises have weathered the recession and are growing again

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival Celebrates 16th Year in 2010

SOURCE: Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival BODEGA, CA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –  The Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival — Northern California’s largest seafood feast — will celebrate its 16 th anniversary August 28 and 29, 2010.  One of the most popular festivals in the Bay Area, the event annually attracts thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to picturesque Watts Ranch in the village of Bodega, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his classic thriller, “The Birds.” More than 30 wineries and 15 micro breweries will pour wine and beer, while 15 restaurants and catering companies will offer a bounty of seafood classics, including barbecued oysters, crab cakes, Key Lime calamari, clam chowder and other delicacies. Vegetarian options will also be available.  The work of 100 artists and craftsman will be featured at the juried art show and sale, which attracts exhibitors from throughout the United States. In addition to seafood, wine, beer and art, the festival also has three stages with a variety of musical entertainment, a Wild Wonders Animal Show and other activities for children, plus the ever-popular rubber duck races. Headline entertainment this year includes saxophonist Jules Broussard (Saturday afternoon), who has performed with Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Ray Charles and many others; plus Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks (Sunday afternoon), whose eclectic performance is best described as a blend of swing, jazz, folk and country music

Pizza Patron Brings Back Popular ‘Dia del Patron’

SOURCE: Pizza Patron Nation’s #1 Latin Pizza Brand Looks to Stir up Pizza Frenzy Again This Summer DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) – Last Summer, ‘Día del Patrón’ or ‘Day of the Patrón’ was a popular promotion sparking record sales for Pizza Patrón, the nation’s number one Latin pizza brand. Today, the chain announced it is bringing it back, by popular demand, for a limited time. The ‘Dia del Patrón’ promotion features the company’s 12-inch medium Amigo Pizzas™ with one topping priced at $2.99 each — with no limit on purchases

Cosi, Inc. Receives Nasdaq Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-Compliance

SOURCE: Cosi, Inc. DEERFIELD, IL–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) –  Così, Inc. ( NASDAQ : COSI ), the premium convenience restaurant company, today announced that it had received notice from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market indicating that, for the last 30 consecutive business days, the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share required for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Global Market under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1)

All-New Shuttle Service at Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage

SOURCE: Marina Harbor Apartments & Anchorage MARINA DEL REY, CA–(Marketwire – July 14, 2010) – Marina Harbor Apartments and Anchorage kick-off a whole-new level of convenience with the opening of Marina Harbor Shuttle — the residents-only summertime service that makes playing on the Westside easy and fun! Whether you’re headed out for shopping or dining, with the Marina Harbor Shuttle you can effortlessly hit the hottest spots from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica. The service is FREE through August 1 and $1.50 each way thereafter.

GQ Magazine Names Maine French Restaurant Dish to Top-Ten Ethical Dining List Experience

SOURCE: Evangeline Mitra’s Clabber-Fed Poularde and Poached Maine Lobster Tail From Evangeline Highlighted PORTLAND, ME–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –   GQ magazine food correspondent, Alan Richman, recently traveled the country talking with chefs and farmers about the meaning of ethical eating for his July feature article, “Eat no Evil.” As a follow up to the feature article, Richman, in his GQ blog, Forked & Corked , lists the top ten ethical dishes he had on his journey. Mitra’s Clabber-fed poularde and poached Maine lobster tail prepared by Chef Erik Desjarlais of Evangeline , a Maine French restaurant , made the top-ten list. “The lobster merely perfect, the chicken astonishing…

Panera Bread Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date

SOURCE: Panera Bread Company ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Panera Bread Company ( NASDAQ : PNRA ) will report its second quarter results after the market close on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The Company will discuss its second quarter results on a call that will also be broadcast on the Internet at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dining Out Becomes Even More Delicious When Served With a Side of Rewards

SOURCE: Vesdia Vesdia Corporation Announces the Addition of Buca di Beppo to Its Merchant Network ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) –  Vesdia Corporation, the leading provider of multi-channel merchant networks and shopping incentive services , announced today the addition of new national and local restaurant chains to its already bountiful merchant network . Restaurants, including Buca di Beppo, Fresh2Order and select Quiznos and Domino’s Pizza franchisees are joining Hard Rock Cafe and Claim Jumper Restaurants by participating in loyalty programs run by Vesdia. This partnership marketing opportunity gives restaurants nationwide a chance to connect with engaged consumers who want to earn more rewards for their dining dollars.

Delicious Summer Dishes

SOURCE: Bertolli MISSION, KS–(Marketwire – July 12, 2010) –  (Family Features) Italian food is at the top of many people’s list of favorite cuisines — and for good reason. Chef Fabio Viviani, “Top Chef” contestant and Owner and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria Italian Restaurant and Martini Bar in Los Angeles, knows that the combination of fresh ingredients, flavorful herbs and healthy, high quality olive oil makes Italian cuisine a go-to choice for al fresco summer dining. To bring families together for a summer meal, Chef Fabio has created delicious summer recipes that can be made indoors or on the grill while showcasing the versatility and flavors of Bertolli Olive Oil’s premium line of olive oils

ECDC Launches TrailerSeal, Combining GPS, RFID, and GPRS in One Mobile, Battery-Powered Unit

SOURCE: EarthSearch Communications International, Inc. (East Coast Diversified Corp.) Reusable Container Seal Protects and Tracks Items in Transit or Storage, Offering Continuous Visibility of Mobile Assets ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) – East Coast Diversified Corporation’s ( OTCBB : ECDC ) (“ECDC”) RFID and GPS division, EarthSearch Communications, (“EarthSearch”) announced today the launch of its latest product integrating RFID and GPS at the hardware level: TrailerSeal.

Kids Eat Free All Summer at Carrows

SOURCE: Carrows Summertime Is Family Time With Fresh, Fun and Affordable Fare CARLSBAD, CA–(Marketwire – July 8, 2010) –  Proving once again that some of the best things in life are free, Carrows Restaurant will serve up kids’ favorite foods — for free! — all summer long.

CiCi’s Pizza Announces Franchise Expansion in Phoenix; Plans 25 New Restaurants Over Several Years

SOURCE: CiCi’s Pizza Leading Family Dining Franchise to Host Franchising Expo on July 15th COPPELL, TX–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –   CiCi’s Pizza ®, a leading family-dining restaurant serving endless flavor, variety and value with its hot and fresh pizza buffet, announced today franchise expansion in Phoenix as part of the company’s 2010 strategic growth plans.

Checkers Announces Five New Restaurants Planned for Hartford, Connecticut

SOURCE: Checkers Nutmeg Burger Corporation to Open First Restaurant in Spring 2011 TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –   Checkers® Drive-In Restaurants, the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with Tommy Barnard of Nutmeg Burger Corporation for five new restaurants in and around Hartford, Connecticut. The first restaurant is scheduled to open in the spring of 2011.

Lifetime Television’s Hit Morning Show to Feature Where Food Comes From(R) on July 9 and July 23

SOURCE: Integrated Management Information (IMI Global) CASTLE ROCK, CO–(Marketwire – July 7, 2010) –  Lifetime Television’s premier morning show, The Balancing Act, will be hosting guest Leann Saunders, co-founder and president of IMI Global, Inc. ( OTCBB : INMG ) to talk about the company’s latest effort to connect consumers with the people who raise their food.

Bru’s Room Sports Grill to Open New Location in Royal Palm Beach

SOURCE: Bru’s Room Sports Grill ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –  Bru’s Room Sports Grill will be opening their 8 th location in Royal Palm Beach in August 2010. For 21 years, Bru’s Room Sports Grill has won over South Florida locals in their seven Broward and Palm Beach County locations with their award winning wings and ribs and now plans to expand the family once again with this new location for residents in Palm Beach County. “We have listened to customers’ requests for a location in northern Palm Beach County and we are excited about bringing the Bru’s Room family to the Royal Palm Beach/Wellington area.

Genivar Selects Aconex Collaboration System for Major Restaurant Upgrade Program in Canada

SOURCE: Aconex TORONTO–(Marketwire – July 6, 2010) –   Aconex , the world’s largest provider of project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, has been selected by Genivar, one of Canada’s leading consulting engineering firms, to support the delivery of a major restaurant chain’s redevelopment program. Part of a national initiative, the program involves the redesign, renovation and upgrade of the chain’s 600 restaurants in eastern Canada by the end of 2012

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Offers Four Ways to Save on Summer Stays!

SOURCE: Marriott The RDU Hotel Is Offering Exciting New Raleigh, NC Hotel Packages RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  Summer has officially arrived, and the Greater Raleigh area will be host to some exciting and fun filled events, including nationally acclaimed artists and concerts, family friendly festivals, culinary celebrations and blockbuster exhibitions. Not to mention the rich history, outdoor activities, great golfing and shopping available in the area.  To enjoy the best of Raleigh this summer, the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel offers the following special deals and Raleigh hotel packages : Here’s $50 for a Great Weekend!   Receive one voucher for a $25 Visa gift card per hotel room per night up to two nights for a weekend stay when you pay with a Visa card. This offer is valid through September 6, 2010 and must be booked at least 14 days in advance

Applebee’s Executive Chef Recognized by Kraft for Culinary Innovation

SOURCE: DineEquity, Inc. Chef Shannon Johnson Leads Menu Development at the World’s Largest Casual Dining Chain LENEXA, KS–(Marketwire – July 2, 2010) –  Applebee’s Executive Chef Shannon Johnson, CEC, was recently named one of the three “2010 Chefs of Grey Poupon” by Kraft Foodservice. Johnson is director of culinary innovation and development at Applebee’s, the world’s largest casual dining chain.

Hall of Fame Beverages Updates on Production

SOURCE: Hall of Fame Beverages Inc. LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  Hall of Fame Beverages ( PINKSHEETS : HFBG ) – Production of Hall of Fame Beverages anchor brand Atomic Dogg Super Soda, as well as its newest brand, Grandmama’s Sweet Southern Tea that was to begin production this week, has been pushed back until mid-July. In our efforts to continue building our relationship with shareholders through transparency, we are announcing the delay in production of more than 30,000 cases of our products that will soon be placed into our new distribution network.  HFBG has taken on the expense of obtaining Kosher Certification for all of its brands in an effort to ensure that our products reach a broader segment of the buying public, and it’s that on-site certification that has delayed production. The company’s labeling is marked with the Kosher designation, so we’re coordinating schedules with the Rabbi who will conduct the oversight inspection during production. Going Kosher is an investment companies make to increase market reach and share. Most beverage companies have obtained the certification which has become an increasingly important marketing tool to generate additional revenues by expanding the size of the market

Pizza Patron Signs With Fishbowl Marketing

SOURCE: Pizza Patron Nation’s #1 Latin Pizza Brand Adds Email to Integrated Marketing Strategy DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  Pizza Patrón, the nation’s number one Latin pizza brand, announced today that it has entered a strategic partnership with Fishbowl Marketing, the leading provider of email and online guest marketing solutions for restaurants. “By the end of 2010, U.S. Hispanic Internet penetration is on pace to reach almost 70%, and we want to be sure Pizza Patrón fits naturally into the context of Hispanic life in the U.S.

A Modern British Tea at Indigo at One Aldwych

SOURCE: Indigo restaurant NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – June 29, 2010) –  Indigo restaurant at One Aldwych hotel celebrates the quintessential British afternoon tea with a fresh take on the much-loved experience. As with every menu produced by Tony Fleming, the hotel’s executive chef, his afternoon tea celebrates the finest, freshest ingredients