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Sonic Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy

Sonic Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy

Get ready to get your half price milk shakes everywhere.  Sonic recently announced plans to open 1000 new locations over the next decade.  Sounds like a lot but Sonic already has 3500 restaurants in 4... »

North Carolina and NoDa Brewing Win Big in World Beer Cup

North Carolina and NoDa Brewing Win Big in World Beer Cup

It’s no secret that Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Co. serves up some of the best local brews around. However, the local buzz quickly turned into world headlines after their Hop, Drop N’ Roll clinched the g... »

50 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

50 Restaurants With Spectacular Views

The website, The Chive, tends to be hit or miss with the content they post: scantily-clad women, booze-drenched debauchery, life hacks, photo essays of the bizarro, and a strong emphasis on random act... »

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

Oak Table Reviving Downtown Columbia Restaurant Scene

The Oak Table is a relatively new and trendy spot, perfectly situated in downtown Columbia across from the state house. Dishing up their interpretation of “modern American cuisine for progressive pala... »

The MayoBird’s East Blvd. Location Is Almost Open

The MayoBird’s East Blvd. Location Is Almost Open

One of our regular readers, Roger Ramjet, inquired about the opening date for The MayoBird’s new brick and mortar restaurant on East Blvd. We heard back from The MayoBird via Twitter: @Restauran... »

Publix Sets Opening Date at McKee Farms

Publix Sets Opening Date at McKee Farms

Publix has announced they will open their 5th Charlotte store on Wednesday April 23rd at 7 am at McKee Farms in Matthews.  Harris Teeter is not happy as Publix continues to muscle in on their territor... »

Eat to Defeat: Charlotte Food Fight Returns to QC this Weekend

Eat to Defeat: Charlotte Food Fight Returns to QC this Weekend

The Charlotte Food Fight returns to Queen City for its second year this Saturday, April 12th, with all proceeds to benefit Charlotte’s Relay for Life to help fight cancer. The “fight”... »

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Chef Mottola at e2 emeril’s eatery Renews The Menu For Spring

Spring is the season of renewal, and e2 emeril’s eatery is taking its cues from Mother Nature. The restaurant, known for its New Orleans-inspired American cuisine, has new lunch and dinner menu offeri... »

Family is Family

Family is Family

Honey Maid launched their sure to stir up controversy ads featuring different families.  Some of the families they feature are two dad families, single dad family and an interracial family.  The tag l... »

Taco Bell Doritos Tacos Scandal

Taco Bell Doritos Tacos Scandal

  Huffington Post has a great article about how the hottest menu item Taco Bell has come up with since the dirt cheap taco was actually thought of and pitched by interns. Andrea Watt pitched the ... »

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

A Chef’s Life Does Kinston Proud & Wins A Peabody Award

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards winners were announced last week on CBS This Morning.  A Chef’s Life, the PBS series starring Chef Vivian Howard, is among the recipients. The show takes viewers inside ... »

Hickory Tavern Tries Food Trucks

Hickory Tavern Tries Food Trucks

Ok, Hickory Tavern is not actually doing the food truck thing in the traditional sense.  They are using their “bricks and mortar” restaurants to offer their food truck fare.  Hickory Taver... »

Chick Fil A Rules The World

Chick Fil A Rules The World

Chick-Fil-A has just passed KFC as the United State’s largest chicken chain. This is impressive enough before you find out that they accomplished this feat with less than half the number of stor... »

Ios Greek Kitchen Coming To Epicentre

Ios Greek Kitchen Coming To Epicentre

Concentrics Restaurants and Martin Sprock’s newest concept, Ios Greek Kitchen, is coming to EpiCentre this April. Located at 210 E. Trade Street, Ios Greek Kitchen is a full service Greek inspir... »

Boone’s Bar-B-Que Kitchen Rolls Over The Competition

Boone’s Bar-B-Que Kitchen Rolls Over The Competition

Who knew the best barbecue in Charlotte comes from a food truck? A couple weeks back one of my Restaurant Traffic counterparts, Adam Williams, posted a picture on our Instagram and Twitter feed of Dan... »

How Restaurant CEO Danny Meyer Stays Ahead

How Restaurant CEO Danny Meyer Stays Ahead

Inc. Magazine asked Danny Meyer what question he asks himself in order to stay motivated. If you are unfamiliar with who Danny Meyer is, he is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and one of the ... »

$1 Dollar Tacos at Tijuana Flats

$1 Dollar Tacos at Tijuana Flats

Tijuana Flats will offer $1 tacos today to the first 100 people who show up at their East Blvd. location.  They are celebrating making it to 100,000 Facebook fans.  The first 100 fans at each location... »

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s will do their annual Free Cone Day on April 8th.  Ben & Jerry’s have given away free cones every year since 1979 to commemorate their anniversary.  They give away ove... »

Jet’s Pizza Takes Top Marks

Jet’s Pizza Takes Top Marks

Jet’s Pizza has been rated the top pizza for delivery and take out by the Nation’s Restaurant News consumer picks.   Restaurant News is the main voice of the restaurant industry.  Jet̵... »

Tilted Kilt NOT Coming to Carmel Commons

Tilted Kilt NOT Coming to Carmel Commons

We at Restaurant Traffic are not perfect.  We try to inform you of new things that are coming to Charlotte.  We rely on tips from people in the business that are in the know.  We reported that Tilted ... »

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