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Restaurants & Food

Oct 26, 2023

Tim Hortons becomes new naming rights partner for Brighton iceplex

Tim Hortons, the coffee and baked goods retailer founded by a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is the new title sponsor of the iceplex in Brighton.

BurgerFi is coming to Apple Cinemas in Pittsford Plaza. (Photo provided by BurgerFi)
Oct 20, 2023

BurgerFi coming to Apple Cinemas in Pittsford Plaza

BurgerFi International Inc., a fast-casual restaurant franchise voted the best the best fast food burger by readers of USA Today, is coming to Pittsford Plaza through a partnership with Apple Cinemas. BurgerFi will operate a franchise within the theater, which is now scheduled to open in November, although previous expected openings have been pushed back. […]

Hector III (left) and Hector Jr. (right) pose for a recent photo. (Photo provided)
Oct 9, 2023

Hector Urena Jr. put his passion for people to work as owner of 4 Rochester area McDonald’s

Hector Urena Jr. and his son own four McDonald’s restaurants in suburban Rochester. They enjoy the opportunities to give back to their employees and the community.

Sep 19, 2023

Rochester area’s first Wingstop set to open Thursday

After opening more than 2,000 restaurants nationwide, Wingstop is ready to christen its first location in the Greater Rochester area.

The city of Rochester is looking for a new tenant to submit ideas on how best to use the 7,000 square feet of restaurant/beverage space available at the Port of Rochester Terminal Building. (Photo provided by city of Rochester)
Sep 18, 2023

City seeks new tenant for space at Port of Rochester

"We are looking for dynamic food and beverage people to dream up what this impressive space can be for visitors and residents alike," Mayor Malik Evans said in a news release.

Jun 7, 2023

Poor air quality forces cancellation of Midday Bash in Rochester

Wednesday's Midday Bash at Parcel 5 in downtown Rochester has been called off because of the air quality health advisory.

Several local foods and beverages will be served either at concession markets or in corporate chalets during PGA Championship week at Oak Hill Country Club (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 17, 2023

Patina ensures there’s a taste of Rochester at PGA Championship

Patina Restaurant Group is a division of Buffalo-based Delaware North Companies and operates a host of fine dining experiences across the country.

May 9, 2023

Apple Cinemas to open Greece location

The expanding upscale theater chain has signed a lease with Wilmorite to renovate the former Regal Cinemas space at the Mall at Greece Ridge.

Domino's on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester is the first store in the pizza franchise network to create a electric vehicle delivery fleet using Chevrolet Bolts (photo provided).
Feb 15, 2023

Domino’s brings EV pizza delivery to Rochester

Domino's says EVs provide ample battery life, zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features and lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles.

Jan 26, 2023

The Beer Market has a new name

Small restaurant and beverage franchise The Beer Market has rebranded to Beerhead Bar & Eatery. Beerhead combines the appeal of a rotating selection of draft beers from local and regional brewers, as well as wine and other locally sourced beverages and food offerings. The company says the rebrand is meant to expand the consumer experience from a haven for beer-lovers [...]

Jan 11, 2023

Wegmans receives final approvals for Long Island store

The village of Lake Grove recently granted special-use permits, setback and parking variances and site-plan approval for a 100,ooo-square-foot store on 8.5 acres of the DSW Plaza, according to Long Island Business News, a sister publication of the Rochester Business Journal.

A Request for Proposals has been issued for an operator of the restaurant and bar at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex in Brighton (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Dec 15, 2022

Iceplex seeks new naming-rights partner

The MCSCC has announced a request for proposals (RFP) to replace Bill Gray's as holder of naming rights. In 2013, Bill Gray's had entered into what could have been a 30-year agreement, with options after every 10 years. The options won't be renewed.