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New Burger Concepts Looking at Charlotte

New Burger Concepts Looking at Charlotte

Restaurant Traffic has learned that 2 new “better burger” concepts are looking to plant their flag in the Queen City.  Burgatory out of Pennsylvania and Flip Burger are both looking for si... »

Chik-fil-a Testing Chicken and Waffles

Chik-fil-a Testing Chicken and Waffles

Chik-fil-a is testing Chicken and Waffles which is one of the more popular Southern dishes in select markets to jump start their breakfast lineup.  Their Chicken and Waffles will have a smaller portio... »

Smashburger Opens Today in Cotswold

Smashburger Opens Today in Cotswold

Better burger concept Smashburger opens today in Cotswold.  To celebrate they will be giving away free Smashburger Classics from 11 am to 7 pm to any guest who shows up.  Smashburger was kind enough t... »

National Doughnut Day is Today

National Doughnut Day is Today

National Doughnut Day is today.  National Doughnut Day was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  The Holiday celebrates... »

Starbucks Tries Out Happy Hour

Starbucks Tries Out Happy Hour

Coffee giant Starbucks will be selling half priced Frappuccino drinks fro 3-5 pm in all its North American stores.  The Happy Hour will include any sized Frappuccino drink and will last until May 10th... »

Charlotte Patio Season is Upon Us

Charlotte Patio Season is Upon Us

The weather is warming up in Charlotte and the need for outdoor patio heaters is (thankfully) becoming less and less. Since we have basically been confined to dining indoors since late fall, it is ver... »

This Week’s St. Patty’s Day Fun & Beyond At Pizza Peel

This Week’s St. Patty’s Day Fun & Beyond At Pizza Peel

This week, Pizza Peel kicks off a couple days of craft beer-centered events starting St. Patrick’s Day and continuing through Wednesday. Monday 3/17 at Plaza Midwood and Cotswold locations: The ... »

Chick-fil-A Removing Chicken Raised With Antibiotics From Menu

Chick-fil-A Removing Chicken Raised With Antibiotics From Menu

In case you missed it, Chick-fil-A recently announced the Atlanta-based fast food chain would remove chicken raised with antibiotics from the menu. Over the next five years, Chick-fil-A will work with... »

Yard House Looking to the Queen City

Yard House Looking to the Queen City

Restaurant giant Darden Restaurants which has been long rumored to be scouting the Charlotte for its Seasons 52 concept has also been in the market for Yard House.  Yard House’s claim to fame is... »

Chipotle Announces New Menu Item

Chipotle Announces New Menu Item

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that they will add their first new menu item in over 20 years.  The ultra popular restaurant chain will add Sofritas, which is a meatless protein, to its menu.  Th... »

McDonald’s Ponders New Breakfast Hours

McDonald’s Ponders New Breakfast Hours

OK this is sad.  McDonald’s is considering the idea of extending breakfast hours.  Why?  Because Millennials (people born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s) have a tough ... »

Chipotle Plans Expansion into the Pizza Business

Chipotle Plans Expansion into the Pizza Business

Chipotle Mexican Grill is about to get into the pizza business.  The company recently launched Pizzeria Locale in Denver and has plans to open 2 more stores in 2014.  Like Chipotle, Pizzeria Locale le... »

Block & Grinder Moves On

Block & Grinder Moves On

Restaurant Traffic caught up with Block & Grinder owner Jed Kampe this morning to see how things were going at his critically acclaimed South Charlotte restaurant.  He told us Executive Chef Kent ... »

Block & Grinder Makes a Statement on VIP Night

Block & Grinder Makes a Statement on VIP Night

Owner Jed Kampe and his crew raised the stakes for Queen City Restaurants at their official VIP Grand Opening Party.  A star is born with his latest creation Block & Grinder.  Kampe is going where... »

Block & Grinder Sets Opening Date

Block & Grinder Sets Opening Date

The much anticipated opening of Block & Grinder has been set.  Owner Jed Kampe told Restaurant Traffic they will open to the general public Monday, March 18th.  Kampe and his crew, Executive Chef ... »

Panera Bread Coming to Cotswold Mall

Panera Bread Coming to Cotswold Mall

Panera Bread will open soon in the Cotswold Mall.  They are taking over the former Blu Basil’s space.  Restaurant Traffic stopped by and can report they have completely gutted the place.  This w... »

Block & Grinder Gears Up for Opening

Block & Grinder Gears Up for Opening

The much anticipated opening of the Block & Grinder is getting closer.  Restaurant Traffic stopped by today and can report they have made major changes to the former Panda Express space on Provide... »

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