Thursday, October 29, 2015
Today's ride on the Capital Region foodie-go-round
I recently noted that McDonald's released a positive quarterly financial report that ended a two-year string of losses. While that undoubtedly resulted in high-fives in the board room, it can't hold a candle to the joy that undoubtedly is being felt at the Arby's Restaurant Group headquarters in Atlanta. The company said on Wednesday that its same-store sales rose 9.6% in the third quarter ended September 30, which means its sales have risen for 20 consecutive quarters. Arby’s sales outperformed the entire quick-service restaurant category by 7.4%, according to research firm NPD Group. It is the 11th straight quarter the 3,300-unit company outperformed its peers. In the Capital Region, there is an Arby's venue in a small strip of shops at 133 Wolf Road.
tells the Times Union his plan to purchase The Ginger Man and the Washington Tavern from Michael and Pat Byron has "no hope." Negotiations that began last spring have disintegrated into dueling lawsuits between the two parties -- Moscatiello and partner Joe Iannacito claiming all sorts of underhanded moves by the Burtons, and they in turn sending a countersuit to Moscatiello's lawyer. Moscatiello owns Mosacatiello's Italian Family Restaurant, 99 North Greenbush Road (Route 4), just south of Hudson Valley Community College.
the project's Facebook page, saying he is considering a vegan food vendor, and that there will be "4 Permanent Artisan Food Vendors, Coffee Bar, Wine & Beer Bar."
the entire menu online. Ventrice pledges not to use processed foods, and to source from local vendors as much as possible.
Staff William M. Dowd at 3:47 PM