Hoffman’s giving Dads FREE chocolate cigars on Father’s Day

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The first 50 dads in line when the doors open at any of Hoffman’s Chocolates‘ South Florida locations on Father’s Day will receive a FREE treat.

The candy maker is giving away a free chocolate cigar to the first 50 dads to visit any of its shops on Father’s Day (June 18).

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Hoffman’s will also have buy one get one free ice cream all day.

Hoffman’s Chocolates has stores in Greenacres, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Hollywood and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

For more information,  visit www.Hoffmans.com.

 

 

 

Two more Wawa locations to open in Palm Beach County on Thursday

Two more Wawa locations will open in Palm Beach County at 8 a.m. Thursday, marking the company’s continued push into the South Florida marketing.

Wawa will hold grand opening ceremonies on Thursday at locations in West Palm Beach and Greenacres, bringing the brand’s total number of stores in the county to five.

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Wawa opened its first three Palm Beach County locations in March, drawing crowds of devoted customers, some of whom waited up to 3 hours for the doors to open. Those stores are located in Palm Springs and Riviera Beach.

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The two new stores — at 1530 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach and 6566 Lake Worth Road in  Greenacres — will offer several grand opening specials, including free coffee through June 25th, any size Post Mix, Ice Coffee, Brewed Tea and Icee for $0.89, any Shorti hoagie variety for $2.99 and any milkshake for $1.99.

Both stores open to the public at 8 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held in West Palm Beach at 10 a.m. and Greenacres at 2 p.m., the company said.

Dads eat FREE at this chain on Father’s Day

McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating dads to a FREE breakfast this Father’s Day (June 18).

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The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.

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To receive the free breakfast, dads must be accompanied by a child and dine-in the lobby. Limit one free offer per customer, per visit.

National Doughnut Day 2017: Here’s where to find a FREE treat

National Doughnut Day is June 2, and to celebrate the occasion several local shops will be giving away freebies and discounts.

Here’s where you can find a sweet treat:

Jupiter Donut Factory will be giving away free doughnut while supplies last, according to its Facebook page. The chain has locations in Jupiter, Royal Palm, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach and Stuart.

Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout South Florida will treat customers to a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage.

Cumberland Farms: From 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., Cumberland Farms will be giving away a free doughnut with a purchase of any Chill Zone, Hyberfreeze, hot or iced coffee, tea, or cappuccino beverage. The deal is only available at Cumberland Farms’ new concept stores and is limited to one doughnut per customer per qualifying purchase.  To find a new concept store near you, visit www.cumberlandfarms.com/ stores.

 

TooJay’s plans gift card giveaway to mark grand opening of Stuart location

TooJay’s will mark the grand re-opening of its Stuart restaurant on Friday (June 2) by giving away $25 gift cards and a branded tumbler to the first 50 customers in line when the doors open at 8 a.m.

TooJay’s CEO Chris Artinian stand inside his location in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens on October 24, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The company, known for its homemade, New York-deli favorites, recently remodeled the Stuart restaurant to give it a more contemporary look.

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The remodeled restaurant, located at 2504 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, officially re-opened on May 23, but the celebration was set for Friday.

“We are so excited to unveil our fresh new look in our Stuart TooJay’s Deli, Bakery, Restaurant,” said TooJay’s CEO Chris Artinian.  “We value all of our Stuart guests and our 27 year relationship with the entire Stuart community serving Simply Great Food with Simply Great Experiences.”

A Reuben sandwich at TooJay’s Gourmet Deli. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has 27 restaurants throughout Florida including Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area, The Villages, the Space Coast and Polk County.

Mother’s Day 2017: Here’s where to find a deal

Some local businesses and area attractions are honoring moms this Mother’s Day with freebies and discounts.

Here’s a list of where you can find a deal this weekend.

McDonalds: McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating moms to a FREE breakfast this Mother’s Day (May 14).

The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.

To receive the free breakfast, mothers must be accompanied by a child. Limit one free offer per customer, per visit.

Rapids Water Park: Moms get in FREE at Rapids Water Park this weekend with a paid child’s admission.

The promotion runs Saturday and Sunday (May 13-14), according to the park’s Facebook page.

Regular all-day weekday admission is $42.99 plus tax. All day admission on Saturdays and Sundays is $47.99 plus tax. Children 2 and under are free.

Palm Beach Skate Zone: Palm Beach Skate Zone is honoring moms with a special skating day. Moms skate for FREE on Mother’s Day (May 14), according to the company’s website. Ice Skating times are 12:30  p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Roller skating times are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Palm Beach Zoo: Moms get in free to the Palm Beach Zoo with a regular paid child’s admission. Plus, the first 100 moms through the gate get a free reusable water bottle, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage.

 

 

Publix ties for title of America’s favorite grocery store

Publix tied a New York-based grocery chain for the title of America’s favorite grocer, beating out other national supermarkets with stores in Palm Beach County, including Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Whole Foods.

080212 (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post) BOYNTON BEACH – A small crowd gathers outside the new Boynton Beach Publix in Sunshine Square before its garnd opening Thursday morning.

The Lakeland-based grocer tied with Wegmans Food Market, which is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., for the top spot on Market Force’s annual list of the country’s most beloved super markets.

Market Force’s study surveyed more than 12,700 consumers, and scored their satisfaction in five grocery categories including the ability to find desired items, cleanliness and specialty department service.

Publix took the second place spot in 2016, while Wegmans ranked first.

Three CityPlace tenants fend off evictions

Revolutions Bowling Bar & Grille at CityPlace recently brought aboard a new food operator, which is a good thing for the bowling alley’s financial future: Late last year, Revolutions quietly fended off not one but two eviction lawsuits filed against it by CityPlace, according to court records.

Revolutions isn’t alone. Two restaurants, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Miami Grill, also were sued for eviction by CityPlace, in West Palm Beach.

In November, CityPlace Retail sued Revolutions, alleging it was behind on the rent by $141,255 as of October 12, 2016. The Palm Beach County Court lawsuit was settled within days.

But the very next month, CityPlace sued Revolutions again, this time for $78,632.

That figure represents one month’s base rent of $56,250, plus taxes, plus an extraordinary $10,441 in back payments for chilled water for the HVAC system. Monthly chilled water costs are $8,739, according to documents in the case.

This lawsuit was settled, too.

Bruce Frank, Revolutions chief executive, said bowling lane business has been strong. But it’s the food that has struggled to make its mark in a center crowded with competing restaurants.

Late last year, Frank teamed up with Burger & Beer Joint of Boca Raton to offer burgers and other fare to bowlers and visitors. B&B also opened up an outdoor Flair Street bar at Revolutions, featuring bartenders tossing drinks in the air along the lines of that fine Tom Cruise film, “Cocktail.”

(The B&B venture has not been without controversy: A Burger & Beer Joint franchisee recently filed a demand for arbitration against the parent company, alleging its franchise was terminated as part of a scheme by B&B to team up with the bowling alley.)

Live music, plus the new food and drink additions, should boost Revolutions fortunes, said Frank, who leads Frank Entertainment Group, based in Jupiter.

“We continue to invest in the project and believe in it,” Frank said. “We are working with the landlord to create the best environment that is financially fair to both sides. We invested $7 million in the project. We have to get something.”

Also sued for eviction in 2016 were a Moe’s Southwest Grill franchise location (allegedly late on the rent to the tune of $38,331) and a Miami Grill franchise (late for $103,294 in rent, the suit claimed.) Both matters were settled.

Dan Finlayson, the Palm Beach Gardens-based franchisee for Miami Grill and the former franchisee of Moe’s, attributed the lawsuits to “personal matters.” Finlayson said he’s settled his debts with CityPlace. In December, he sold Moe’s to another operator.

Since CityPlace’s inception in 2000, the housing, shopping and dining center has been a revolving door of stores and eateries. The 9/11 attacks, the recession, the lack of a convention center hotel, competition from restaurants on Clematis Street and now shifting retail habits by shoppers who prefer e-shopping to the real thing all have battered CityPlace.

Then in January, the center suffered another blow when Macy’s announced it was closing the CityPlace store, which was shuttered in March.

The Macy’s shutdown hurt the center and its tenants, Frank said: “When you close the only department store in the development, people think this whole place is going out of business.”

Sources say most of the tenants at CityPlace are on percentage rent, which means they pay rent based upon a percentage of gross sales. CityPlace’s owners, which include developer The Related Cos., are trying to work out a troubled $150 million construction loan on the project. The loan slipped into default last July and now is in special servicing.

Finlayson has some insight into how CityPlace and its tenants are faring.

“I know CityPlace is having some issues attracting customers, but I think it’s more with the larger restaurants in CityPlace. Moe’s and Miami Grill are two of the smaller stores in the plaza and things are good,” he said.

A Related Cos. official declined to comment on the litigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Häagen-Dazs is giving away FREE cones today

Häagen-Dazs has a sweet deal to help you beat the early summer heat.

Participating locations are giving away free ice cream cones from 4-8 p.m. today.

Visit participating Häagen-Dazs Shops in the United States between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to receive one free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone. (PRNewsfoto/Haagen-Dazs Shops)

Customers will receive one free kiddie-sized scoop of ice cream or sorbet in either a cup, sugar cone or cake cone.

To find a participating store near you, click here.

In return for the free scoop, the company is asking guests to “pay it forward by planting wildflowers native to their region to help keep bees buzzing.”

 

Moms eat FREE at McDonald’s on Mother’s Day

McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating moms to a FREE breakfast this Mother’s Day (May 14).

The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.

To receive the free breakfast, mothers must be accompanied by a child. Limit one free offer per customer, per visit.

“We are delighted to offer complimentary breakfast to moms on their special day, so families can enjoy spending time together,” said Michele Heisner, a mother and local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “Starting off the day with a balanced meal together is important in my family, and we’re pleased to offer it in our restaurants.”