Category: Retailing and Restaurants

In the past few weeks, four restaurants have opened to serve mid-summer tourists and hungry locals. Keep in mind that it’s no easy feat to open during the busy season, particularly with a shortage of restaurant help. Practice patience if the eateries need to find their footing. Tasting Room & Kitchen Dogfish Head Craft Brewery…

Meaderies find foothold despite challenges

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times Mead is thousands of years old, but virtually unknown to most of the public. The startups that brew this honey-based alcoholic beverage have small budgets for marketing, so they have to fine-tune their product and hope their customers spread the message. And, in a highly regulated industry,…

Viva Chicken, a popular Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant based in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened in Newark today. The 96-seat restaurant is located in the Centre Pointe Plaza shopping center at 1103 Churchmans Road in Newark. This is the 10th location in the chain and the first outside of North Carolina or Utah. “The keys to Viva…

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…