Syrian family opens Middle Eastern restaurant in Allendale

An entrepreneur on Monday opened Hummus & Falafel Middle Eastern Grille with an assist from his brother and sister-in-law.

SpartanNash hires VP of HR, talent and diversity

A local grocery chain created a new position to advance the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion and hired a veteran human resources leader to fill the role.

Gun Lake Casino names executive chef

Nenad Stefanovic was appointed the new executive chef of Gun Lake Casino, effective immediately.

GFS backing food safety certification program

Gordon Food Service and General Mills are forming an alliance with Trust20 to enhance food and restaurant safety procedures.

Restaurateur opens Korean/Japanese café in East Hills

The former Gaia Café in East Hills now is home to a Korean and Japanese eatery.

Hudsonville Ice Cream adds limited-edition fall flavor

A local ice cream maker is debuting its next limited-edition flavor in time for fall.

SpartanNash names new president and CEO

After more than a year of interim leadership, SpartanNash appointed its next president and CEO.

AC Hotel transforming lounge into tropical pop-up

The AC Hotel by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown is putting a tropical twist on its cocktail lounge.

Seafood chain opens Grand Rapids-area location

The Saucy Crab, a Louisiana- and Cajun-style seafood chain, now has a location in greater Grand Rapids.

Root Functional Medicine opening commercial kitchen, café

A “food as medicine” company is taking its healthy meal service to the next level in a new commercial kitchen and café.

Downtown Market invites public to Sip & Savor

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is inviting customers to soak up the last days of summer at an outdoor, casual and socially distanced Sip & Savor event this weekend.

Organizers postpone 2020 Wine, Beer & Food Festival

The 2020 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food festival was postponed in light of COVID-19.

The Candied Yam wins $25K through Discover Eat It Forward program

A Southern food restaurant in Grand Rapids was randomly selected as the winner of $25,000 through a program created to support Black-owned restaurants during COVID-19.

Kellogg’s partners on Minecraft-themed cereal

Kellogg’s and Minecraft are tapping into gamers’ love of building, mining and exploring with a new Minecraft-themed cereal.

Earth Fare in Portage reopening under new management

Earth Fare in Portage will reopen this fall, according to an announcement from the Hinman Company.
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US Sen. Stabenow urges USDA to extend food program waivers

LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not continue to provide food program waivers that have ensured students are fed while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic unless Congress acts, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan warned Tuesday.

Restaurateurs open Eastown pizza joint

Defying the COVID-19 pandemic, husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Joel Wabeke and Sarah Wepman opened a pizzeria in Eastown called Quarantino’s.

WSI Workforce Strategies Inc. opens seventh office with job fair

A staffing and recruiting firm in the region is opening its fifth Michigan office and seventh overall.

SpartanNash now offering contactless payment

A locally based grocery chain is offering contactless payment options to reduce the risk of spreading the new coronavirus.

Buddy’s Pizza hosting job fair

A metro Detroit pizza chain with locations in Grand Rapids and Portage is hosting a companywide career fair next week.

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