Restaurant News Bites: Domino’s, Whataburger, UFood Grill


Restaurant News Bites: Domino's, Whataburger, UFood GrillDomino’s Pizza is expanding their carry out process as more customers choose this method for eating delicious pizza. To promote their new carry out options, they will hold a national promotion called the “Early Week Pick-Me-Up Deal”. Each week a new large, 3 topping pizza will be available for just $7.99 if ordered for carry out.

Whataburger has added a new chicken sandwich to their menu just in time for the beginning of summer. The new Honey Mustard Chicken Club features a grilled or fried crispy chicken patty topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon and honey mustard sauce. The grilled chicken, paired with a side salad and water, makes a healthy lunch or dinner time choice.

Aurelio’s Pizza opened its doors in 1959, and now they’re adding two new franchise locations. Marietta, Georgia will be the home of the first Aurelio’s location in Georgia. North Las Vegas, Nevada will be the third for the state, but the first in that particular part of the city. The chain currently has 44 locations in six states.

UFood Restaurant Group has signed a new franchise agreement with Manuel Rivera to open eight new UFood Grills in Puerto Rico. This new agreement will help the chain expand their health focused menu into the international market. The first Puerto Rican UFoods Grill will open in the fall of this year. Rivera first visited the chain when they were known as the Low Fat-No Fat chain in 2000.

To celebrate the heat and excitement of summer, Hurricane Grill & Wings has developed new flavors for its extensive menu. The Summer of Flavor limited time menu features wraps, salads, new wing sauces and a new dessert. Island and tropical flavors abound in dishes like Island Grilled Shrimp, Strawberry Fields Salad and the Coco Loco Wing Sauce.

Frisch’s Restaurants is naming a new Vice President. Mark Lanning will become the Vice President-Finance first, and after a few months of transitional training with the current Chief Financial Officer he will also take over that position. He brings over 30 years of experience in managing the finances of large corporations to the Frisch’s chain.

Palm Beach Gardens will soon be the home of the newest Grimaldi’s Pizzeria location. Famous for their New York style pizza, Grimaldi’s is proud to open their second location in Florida. The chain is frequented by celebrities who enjoy the taste of the pizzas cooked in real coal fired ovens. Only 20 locations are currently open, but the chain has plans to expand rapidly throughout this year and the next.

The Veggie Grill focuses on plant based comfort food that is satisfying and healthy. The Southern California chain opened a seventh location on May 23rd in the center of Los Angeles. The menu uses no animal products, but keeps vegan and vegetarian fare fresh by combining veggie based meat substitutes with bold flavors.

Genghis Grill is America’s leading Mongolian stir fry restaurant chain, and they’ve opened a new location in Glendale, Arizona. The chain offers Glendale residents over 70 ingredients to combine to make their own unique meal, as well as 60 new jobs. Visitors choose their fresh ingredients and watch their food cooked on the Mongolian grill to their specifications.