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.

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.

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.”

 

 

Two PBC McDonald’s restaurants to give away free “Frorks” on Friday

To help pitch its new menu items, McDonald’s has invented a “uselessly useful” utensil designed to let customers sop up fallen condiments with french fries — and you’ll be able to get one for free on Friday (May 5) at two local restaurants.

The Frork — “a quasi-utensil, fry-fork hybrid”  — is made of silicone and has an opening where customers can insert three to four french fries. The fries double as the prongs of a fork, allowing customers to scoop up Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon — the toppings on the company’s new line of sandwiches.

Customers who buy one of the new Signature Crafted Sandwich at selected stores on May 5 will receive a free Frork (while supplies last). In Palm Beach County, the promotion is available at these two McDonald’s restaurants– 3805 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens and 2421 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

Guests also get a free medium fry and free medium soft drink with purchase of any Signature Crafted Recipe sandwich through May 8, no coupon needed.

McDonald’s invents the “Frork,” a French fry fork, to pitch new sandwiches

To help pitch its new menu items, McDonald’s has invented a “uselessly useful” utensil designed to let customers sop up fallen condiments with french fries.

The Frork — “a quasi-utensil, fry-fork hybrid”  — is made of silicone and has an opening where customers can insert three to four french fries. The fries double as the prongs of a fork, allowing customers to scoop up Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon — the toppings on the company’s new line of sandwiches.

Customers who buy one of the new Signature Crafted Sandwich at selected stores on May 5 will receive a free Frork (while supplies last).

To find a participating McDonald’s near you, click here.

McDonald’s has turned to pitchman Anthony Sullivan to help promote the Frork and the new line of sandwiches. Check out the company’s first-ever infomercial below:

Subculture Coffee finds new home in Delray Beach

Subculture Coffee

 

Subculture Coffee Roasters soon will be serving java once again to loyal downtown Delray Beach customers.

The popular coffee shop has leased space at 20 W. Atlantic Avenue, the southwest corner of Swinton and Atlantic avenues. The location formerly was home to Nature’s Way Café.

New home of Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach

The move comes after the West Palm Beach-based coffee company closed its downtown Delray Beach space at 123 E. Atlantic Ave., following the loss of a trial for eviction in March.

Subculture’s move to the south side of Atlantic Avenue is part of a long-term deal between the coffee company and Hudson Holdings, owner of property on the south side of Atlantic Avenue along Swinton Avenue.

The coffee shop will be in a temporary funky, green building along Atlantic Avenue until Hudson Holdings wins the city’s OK to do a restoration of six historic houses on Swinton Avenue.

If all goes to plan, Subculture then will move into one of those houses and take the entire space, as Subculture co-owner Rodney Mayo now has with his iconic Dada restaurant on North Swinton Avenue.

Mayo said Hudson Holdings’ Steven Michael called Mayo and pitched him the idea when he heard Subculture needed new space.

“It’s been my dream to have a coffee shop in an old historic house. This clinched the deal,” Mayo said.

The coffee company posted news of its temporary new Delray Beach location on its Facebook page Tuesday: “Say hello to our new home at the corner of Swinton & Atlantic. Construction is underway!”

Indeed, workers on Wednesday were sanding concrete floors and quickly readying the space for Subculture, which expects to be open by the end of May.

Mayo said the new location will be more akin to the main, West Palm Beach store, at 509 Clematis St. Subculture’s new spot will serve a range of food, including breakfast and lunch until 3 p.m. There also will be a separate annex for juices.

But coffee will not be roasted at 20 W. Atlantic Ave., as it was in the old Delray spot and as it is now in West Palm Beach.

On the plus side, the new location will have substantially more seating. That’s because at 2,200 square feet, it will be three times as large.

“Everyone is ecstatic because it will have more parking and more seats,” said Mayo, who noted that some patrons found it frustrating to have to “pay $10 to park for a $5 cup of coffee.”

Mayo also plans to host events there, including poetry readings and live music.

The location is temporary because Hudson Holdings plans to tear down 20 W. Atlantic Ave. and rebuilt into a 22,000-square foot, four-story building. The building will featuring retail on the ground floor, office space on the second floor, and then residential space on the third and fourth floors.

A breezeway to an interior courtyard and walkway leading to the six restored historic homes, including Subculture’s house, is part of the design.

Mayo said the house will have five parking spots just for to-go orders, plenty of nearby parking and also, outdoor seating.

All of this hinges on Hudson Holdings’ plan to restore and reuse the historic homes, plus plans to build a new hotel and condo-hotel units across from the Sundy House on South Swinton Avenue.

For more on this story, check back with mypalmbeachpost.com.

This restaurant chain is expanding in Palm Beach County

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, a Broward County-based chain known for its burritos, outdoor patios and fresh salsa bar, plans to open seven new locations in the next 2 years, including at least two in Palm Beach County.

LIME Fresh Mexican Grill (photo provided)

Lime Fresh currently has six restaurants in South Florida and two on-campus locations at the University of Miami and Texas A&M University. The chain’s only Palm Beach County location — on State Road 7 in west Boca — opened last year.

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Lime Fresh plans to open a new location at 3331 Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens next month, the chain said in a press release. Another Palm Beach County location is planned in West Palm Beach, it said.

Lime Fresh touts its fresh ingredients. The chain says it offers a healthier, fresh alternative to Mexican food, including its homemade salsa, sauces and sides, which are prepared on-site.

Food is also prepared without the use of use of microwaves or freezers, the company has said. The menu includes homemade guacamole, queso dip, nachos, tacos, burritos, salads and soups.

“Lime fanatics crave our unique offerings because we serve real, freshly-made-to-order food accompanied by an enthusiastic staff that really enhances the guest experience,” Joey Belmont, CEO of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, said in a statement.

 

 

 

This family-friendly pizza place is coming to Palm Beach County

Peter Piper Pizza, a family-style pizza restaurant owned by Chuck E. Cheese’s parent CEC Entertainment, plans to open its first Palm Beach County location in Greenacres — part of a push to expand the west coast chain east of the Mississippi River.

The Phoenix-based company is eyeing locations across Florida, with an emphasis on the southern reaches of the state, said Jason Greenwood, the chain’s Chief Marketing Officer. The company currently has 146 restaurants in a handful of southwestern states and Mexico, but announced last year that it planned to expand into new markets.

No opening date has been set for the Greenacres location, which is planned in the Green Acres Plaza at the corner of Lake Worth and Jog roads. Greenwood said its unclear whether the Palm Beach County restaurant will be the company’s first in Florida.

“I can’t tell you it is the first, but it will be one of the first,” Greenwood said. “We love the market. We love South Florida.”

Boynton Beach bacon company wins national award

A Boynton Beach company that specializes in bacon-centered gifts has won been named the 2017 American Small Business Champion as part of a competition run by Score, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground.

(l-r) Logan Israel, 21, and Kimberly Hruda, 28, recently opened their new business called Bacon Roses in a Box. The sweet, bacony treats come in a variety of flavors, including s’mores, original, white chocolate, bourbon, and pumpkin spice. “We put a lot of love into each box,” Hruda said. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Bacon Boxes, a small business launched in 2015 by two Boynton Beach women, was chosen as a winner of The 2017 American Small Business Championship.

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The championship awarded the title to 102 entrepreneurs for their dedication to the success of their small businesses. The American Small Business Champions will each receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year.