Fans of Sonic can look forward to more hard seltzer and tots

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BBQ Potato Chip Seasoned Tots will launch at Sonic in January. / Photo courtesy of Sonic Drive-In. Last week, Sonic Drive-In added Broccoli Cheddar Tots and Fried Cookie Dough Bites to the menu, expanding its popular lineup of craveable, bite-size snacks and sides. On Wednesday, Sonic’s Oklahoma City-based culinary team […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill will test robotic tortilla chip maker

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Chipotle is testing out an autonomous kitchen assistant, Chippy, which offers a robotic solution for making chips in restaurants. Courtesy: Chipotle Chipotle Mexican Grill is moving one step closer to having a robot make its tortilla chips. The burrito chain said Tuesday that it will test “Chippy,” an autonomous kitchen […]

A New Restaurant is Coming from Chef Stefan Bowers

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Chef Stefan Bowers Says a New Eatery is Coming in 2023 The chef behind Rebelle at The St. Anthony announced on Instagram late Thursday that he’s opening his first solo venture in the River North area in 2023. Called City-State, Bowers described the forthcoming restaurant as a “bar-centric, all booth, […]

High praise for the tacos and tostadas at Mezcal

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Ferndale finally has a Mexican bar and restaurant, and like the city itself, it’s super fun and colorful. Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen debuted on Nine Mile this spring, just east of the heart of downtown Ferndale, a destination for folks from all over Metro Detroit to dine out and […]

Cracker Barrel struggles with traffic and inflation

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Cracker Barrel is trying to offset its recent traffic challenges brought on by inflation and difficulties in getting a major demographic (65+ adults) back in the door post-COVID by raising prices. According to the company’s latest earnings release for the fourth quarter ended July 29, Cracker Barrel raised prices about […]