Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Fast-casual Chinese restaurant chain Panda Express is opening of a new location in Wilmington on July 27. “We are delighted to have the privilege of serving our American Chinese comfort food to the residents of Wilmington,” said Jay Pola, area coach of operations for Panda Express. “Our new associates are excited to help the restaurant…

One of Delaware’s top chefs has returned from Washington D.C. after meeting with top experts on sustainability in the seafood industry. Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation. The event took place on June 5. A number of seafood experts, academics,…

  A new Rita’s Italian Ice is opening in Greenville at the 3842B Kennett Pike in the Powder Mill Square Shopping Mall. The grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, June 30. The shop will offer discounted Italian ice and gelati all day. The first 50 customers will also receive a year’s worth of Rita’s…

Delaware’s newest Starbucks store debuted in North Wilmington on Friday with no ads or fanfare, save four balloons in the company’s signature colors of white and green. Still, four people were waiting in line when the doors opened at 5 a.m. The store, which replaced a Wendy’s at 4125 Concord Pike, is the 19th Starbucks…

Domino’s Pizza is smoothing the way for delivery drivers and take-out customers by repairing potholes in communities throughout the U.S. Municipalities can apply through the Domino’s website for the assistance. In Milford, Delaware, the company fixed 40 potholes along 10 roads since the beginning of spring. The pizza chain aims to improve conditions for those…

Wilmington staple Pizza by Elizabeths turned 25 this month. The Greenville eatery is celebrating all month long with a number of yummy specials, surprise gifts and some strolls down memory lane. Specials include a baked Brie appetizer, a watermelon pistachio salad, Korean barbecue beef tacos, The Ford pizza (topped with garlic-glazed chicken, fontina cheese, sesame…

Retailers fear Amazon effect with direct wine shipments

By PAM GEORGE Special to Delaware Business Times Wineries are major tourist attractions across the country. But vacationing Delawareans are in for a rude awakening if they decide to ship a case back home. The state currently prohibits direct shipments of wine to Delaware residents. House Bill 165, a carryover from 2017, would change that…

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant on Wednesday announced the appointment of co-founder and president Kevin Finn to chairman of the board and the hiring of culinary veteran Kim Boerema as chief executive officer. Finn co-founded the restaurant chain with Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies and has served as president for more than two decades. “My…

Four chefs for SoDel Concepts, which owns 10 restaurants in coastal Delaware, competed in the first “Fried Chicken Challenge.” Sussex County-based poultry producer Allen Harim sponsored the contest. “We’re always looking for fun ways to collaborate with other businesses,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “Working on the contest with Allen Harim demonstrates our…