Washington Business Journal

Food, ambiance: Well-insured employees? D.C. group looks to help restaurants expand benefits

Last week, Industree, a new D.C. hospitality trade group, opened a health exchange for D.C. area restaurants and bars.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:20pm EDT

District Taco looks to the big leagues, including health care coverage

Local Mexican chain District Taco now boasts four locations with a fifth on the way and more than 100 full- and part-time employees, which means it's time to make things "more legit," including in the area of health care, according to owner Osiris Hoil.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 03:11pm EDT

LivingSocial CFO John Bax to step down

John Bax will step down this month as chief financial officer of LivingSocial Inc., leaving a role he's held since 2010. Dan Federico, LivingSocial's treasurer and vice president of finance, has been tapped to replace the outgoing CFO.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 03:08pm EDT

How Kraft is reinventing itself to appeal to millenials

As a push to reach more millennial consumers, Kraft is in the process of reinventing its brand.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 12:33pm EDT

What's on your plate for the 4th? D.C.'s top chefs weigh in with backyard BBQ ideas

The top chefs in the D.C. region give a look-see at what they're cooking up, Independence Day-wise — in their own backyard. And yes, some of them are traditionalists.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Fuel Pizza looking to fill up the area with Custom Fuel

When Fuel Pizza announced the first location for its rapid-fire pizza concept last August, it said it expected to expand Custom Fuel — as it's known — across the Washington area. A year later, it's making good on the promise.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 07:51am EDT

New openings: Bombay Club cook gets a restaurant of his own, and a Gypsy Soul update

A cook who has worked the line at downtown Indian favorite Bombay Club for 15 years is branching out on his own. And more restaurant news.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:24pm EDT

Hoagie haven: First Fairfax Wawa approved

Fairfax County, your Wawa is calling.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 02:14pm EDT

Is Stephen Starr eyeing D.C.'s ample waterfront for a new spot?

Le Diplomate, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr's first D.C. foray, may not have won the Best New Restaurant RAMMY award at the region's annual restaurant awards last week, but that's no indication of a slowdown at the uber popular 14th Street NW spot.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 03:29pm EDT

Wal-Mart gets cold shoulder from some Bowie residents

Wal-Mart has seen this movie before.

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 11:06am EDT

Southwest Airlines gets first international flights

Southwest Airlines Co. is playing up Tuesday as a huge day for the low-cost carrier's future, when it inaugurates its first-ever international flights, though it technically inherited the Caribbean flights more than thee years ago.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:03pm EDT

Voice-recognizing 'Dom' will now take your Domino's smartphone app order

Siri can tell you the weather. Now, "Dom" can order you a pizza.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 10:15am EDT

Young and single? D.C.'s for you

The District comes in at No. 3 on a its of Top 10 Cities for Singles.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 10:03am EDT

Dolcezza opens on 14th Street, plans for e-store and then a speakeasy?

D.C. gelato maker Dolcezza is gearing up for a busy summer — and not just because of all the people looking to beat the heat with frozen treats.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 01:18pm EDT

Ridesharing drivers fined in Virginia

Virginia is backing up its warning that ridesharing services shouldn't operate in the commonwealth.

Friday - 06/27/2014, 07:41am EDT

How one manâ"™s assassination 100 years ago caused our business travel nightmares today

You probably haven't thought about Archduke Ferdinand lately, but his life -- and especially his death -- has had more impact on business travel than anyone save the Wright Brothers.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:56pm EDT

Dining scene: New Montgomery Mall restaurants, Fair Winds Brewing signs lease and more

The evolution of Westfield Montgomery Mall's "dining terrace," opening later this summer as part of the mall's expansion, continues. The mall will bring three new-to-D.C. concepts to the mall, along with a previously announced Cava Mezze Grill and a Chipotle, according to a news release.

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 06:00am EDT

The first Dupont Circle rooftop pool will be open to the public for a price

Billing itself as the Dupont Circle neighborhood's only public rooftop pool, the rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel on Massachusetts Avenue is preparing to open next week after a $500,000 renovation.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 03:46pm EDT

Chef Charlie Palmer on The Wharf, steakhouses and courting younger diners

Chef Charlie Palmer dishes on steakhouses, attracting a younger clientele and what might be next for him in D.C.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 12:09pm EDT

Washington Project for the Arts signs on at JBG's Atlantic Plumbing site

The Washington Project for the Arts has signed on to be part of The JBG Cos.' Atlantic Plumbing redevelopment at Eighth and V streets NW, a significant addition to a block of space the Chevy Chase developer hopes to establish as an enclave for artist studios.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 05:44pm EDT

District Taco coming to Alexandria; all-vegan restaurant to Connecticut Avenue

District Taco, the growing taco chain that started from a single taco cart, will next tackle Alexandria.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 02:45pm EDT

How the eyewear industry is changing to serve new consumers

Today's millennial consumer is more likely to influence older generations on what's "fashion forward." For time-pressed new parents in the millennial generation, useful and simple technology is valued more than ever. These characteristics are crucial for optical retailers who aim to combine fashion and convenience to market to millennials.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 10:13am EDT

And the 2014 RAMMY winners are ...

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington handed out its prestigious 32nd annual RAMMY awards Sunday night.

Monday - 06/23/2014, 06:44am EDT

GWU launches largest fundraising effort in its history

>George Washington University has formally launched the largest fundraising campaign in its 200-year history, seeking $1 billion to boost its academic, development and financial aid efforts.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:11pm EDT

Forget cupcakes: D.C. gets its first frozen yogurt ATM

D.C. has been waiting years for its cupcake ATM from Los Angeles-based Sprinkles, but it looks like a local company has beat them to it when it comes to dessert-dispensing vending machines.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 08:46am EDT

No, you haven't had one too many: D.C. bars are getting bigger

Urbana is just the latest in a string of D.C. restaurants either rejiggering space to create bigger bars or opening with much larger bars than they might have in the past.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 02:21pm EDT

FedEx flagged for 'reputational damage' from sponsoring Redskins stadium (Video)

Will FedEx's corporate image be damaged because the Washington Redskins play in a stadium named after the company?

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Petworth and Brookland: Buy, fix, flip

The District has two of the three most profitable neighborhoods for property flipping.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 11:57am EDT

Job interview? When should you ask what it pays?

For the vast majority of U.S. workers, the reason for going to work is getting paid, but when interviewing for a job, you don't always know up front what that pay will be.

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:25pm EDT

Cooper's Hawk Winery comes to Ashburn and other new restaurant news

Loudoun County, known as D.C.'s wine country, will have a new, imported vintage come 2015. Illinois-based Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant will open its first D.C. area location in Ashburn

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:07am EDT
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