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Kitchen United Opening Newest Kitchen Center in Chicago

Los Angeles — Kitchen United, a Los Angeles-based virtual restaurant provider, is opening its next kitchen center in Chicago’s River North neighborhood — its first location outside of California. Kitchen United will work with restaurant partners to begin move-in in mid-December, and will start serving Chicago consumers in January.

Harry Kotlar Celebrates Boutique Grand Opening and 70th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. — The past seven decades have seen Harry Kotlar's rise to become one of the world's most revered jewelry design houses. On November 8, 2018, Harry Kotlar celebrated its 70th anniversary and the opening of its new boutique at Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, D.C.

Marcus Theatres Hires Former Smashburger President as EVP and COO

Milwaukee, Wis. — Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, has hired Greg Creighton to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of Smashburger Master LLC, parent company of the fast-casual restaurant chain, Smashburger.

Terminix Commercial Launches New Pest Perceptions Report

Memphis, Tenn. — Terminix Commercial, a division of ServiceMaster, has released its first-ever Pest Perceptions Report, an in-depth study of the pest problems businesses such as hotels, restaurants, retailers and apartments face, as well as their confidence in taking them on. The report reveals surprising truths about pests in commercial settings, and commemorates Terminix Commercial’s new brand launch.

Ballard Brands Expands Restaurant Offerings with Acquisition

New Orleans — Ballard Brands, a Covington, La.-based restaurant and hospitality group whose brands include PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, WOW Café and New Orleans Roast Coffee & Tea, has expanded its restaurant holdings to include several successful Latin American concepts in Philadelphia.

Razzoo’s Picks Vixxo for its Facilities Management Solution

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Vixxo, a facilities management leader focused on providing a seamless, intuitive experience for a vast portfolio of brands across the United States and Canada, will provide facilities management services for Dallas-based Razzoo's, Inc. restaurants.

Englewood Construction Begins 4 Restaurant Projects

Chicago — Englewood Construction’s restaurant group has started work on four projects including a Bartaco location in Deerfield, Ill.; a new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Sterling Heights, Mich.; an Outback Steakhouse in Bloomington, Ill.; and the remodel of a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in San Diego.

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