Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Behind the Scenes: Piada

Behind the Scenes: Piada
Piada’s success is no secret. The continually expanding fast-casual restaurant concept was voted Metropreneur’s top high-growth small business of 2013. Behind Founder Chris Doody is a duo that has been a part of the carefully curated concept since its inception. Jamy Bolling is Corporate...
April 10th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Food League
Elizabeth Lessner is building her Columbus food empire with eight restaurants across the city and more concepts on the way. While her name is well-known around town, behind her is a team of jack-of-all trades rockstars that share her same passion and drive. As any small business or entrepreneur knows,...
February 26th, 2014 | Behind the Scenes | Read More

Banyan Food Service Offers Affordable Essentials for Restaurants

Banyan Food Service Offers Affordable Essentials for Restaurants
When you’re a small business owner, every cent counts. Looking for ways to save their small business money, sisters Qini Kear and Qina Cibulskis started another small business, Banyan Food Service. “What is it we can do for our restaurant to save ourselves money?” Qina asked. The answer...
January 28th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Azteca Catering Brings Traditional Mexican Culture to Columbus

Azteca Catering Brings Traditional Mexican Culture to Columbus
One woman’s desire to share her cultural heritage is at the center of a unique Clintonville business. Leticia Vazquez-Smith gave Azteca Catering a permanent home at 3339 N. High St. to bring traditional Mexican food and folk art to Columbus. Exploring the Mexican cuisine in the city, Vazquez-Smith...
January 17th, 2014 | Business Profiles | Read More

Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada

Best High Growth Small Business 2013: Piada
From its first location in Upper Arlington, to eight across Central Ohio and eight more across the state within three years, it’s no surprise Piada tops the list for high-growth small business. The eatery puts an Italian spin on the fast-casual concept that has consistently been taking a bigger...
December 24th, 2013 | Announcements, News | Read More

Upcoming CORA Event Covers Restaurant Project & Approval Planning 101

Upcoming CORA Event Covers Restaurant Project & Approval Planning 101
A Central Ohio Restaurant Association event will help aspiring restaurant owners learn the ins and outs restaurant planning and project approval. The event will take place at the White Castle Systems Corporate & Training Offices at 555 W. Goodale Street on Wednesday, October 9th from 1:30 –...
October 4th, 2013 | Upcoming Events | Read More

Piada Serving Up Fresh Italian Fast

Piada Serving Up Fresh Italian Fast
Piada has become a staple in the fast-casual food scene in Columbus in a very short amount of time. The Italian eatery offers seemingly endless ways to customize your perfect bowl of pasta or enjoy a fresh salad. After selling his upscale Italian eateries Brio and Bravo!, owner and entrepreneur Chris...
August 23rd, 2013 | Business Profiles | Read More

Cameron Mitchell on what he’s learned after 20 years in the restaurant biz

Cameron Mitchell on what he’s learned after 20 years in the restaurant biz
In the last 20 years, Cameron Mitchell has opened nearly 70 restaurants in eight states. The Upper Arlington native has more than a dozen restaurants in Central Ohio alone, including Marcella’s Ristorante, M, and Martini Modern Italian. Next month, he will unveil his first new concept in five years:...
January 22nd, 2013 | Expert Perspective | Read More