Food & Agriculture

COAST, a restaurant at the Ocean House in Westerly, was named a Five Diamond restaurant by AAA. / COURTESY OCEAN HOUSE

AAA names COAST Five Diamond restaurant

PROVIDENCE – AAA has named COAST in the Ocean House in Westerly as a Five Diamond restaurant, AAA Northeast announced Thursday.In writing about COAST,...
ENTREPRENEUR AT HEART: Matt Rusconi, second from left, franchise owner of Moe’s Southwest Grill in East Providence, with, from left, Remon Gergis, director of operations; Alyssa Hawksley, shift lead; and Gail Brisson, general manager, as the team prepares food.                                                                                     /   PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Matt Rusconi

Matt Rusconi | Moe’s Southwest Grill | East Providence, South Kingstown and WarwickThe Pitch: Moe’s Southwest Grill offers an extensive menu of Mexican food,...
DUNKIN' BRANDS reported a profit of $229.9 million in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ Brands profit declines to $230M in 2018

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands earned net income of $229.9 million in 2018, a 15.2 percent decline year over year from 2017, the company...

Thundermist Health Center hosts Valentine’s-themed farmers market

WOONSOCKET – Love Your Heart, a Valentine’s Day-themed farmers market, will provide community access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as feature local...
Bruce Newbury

O Dinis lands on ‘The Zimmern List’

“Yes! He sat right over there! He was really here!”Natalia Paiva-Neves pointed to a small table near the center of the dining room of...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. is suing Goldman Sachs and its subsidiaries, alleging that the bank repeatedly breached agreements and manipulated the lending market to maximize its profits. Goldman Sachs denies the claims.

UNFI sues Goldman Sachs over Supervalue acquisition role

NEW YORK - Just three months ago, Goldman Sachs struck an unusual deal with a group of hedge funds to offload a buyout loan...
FOR THE FIRST TIME in 11 months, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up in December 2018. The measure stood at 3.9 percent: a 0.1 percentage point increase from November but a 0.6 percentage point decrease from December 2017. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. ends 2018 with 3.9% unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment rate ticked up month to month for the first time since January 2018 according to the...
SACRED COW GRANOLA was awarded a 2019 Good Food Award for its product, The Holy Granola Experience.

Sacred Cow Granola wins Good Food Award

EAST PROVIDENCE – Sacred Cow Granola was awarded a 2019 Good Food Award for its product The Holy Granola Experience last week.Sacred Cow Granola...
THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE has announced the 2019 Food Accelerator cohort.

SEG announces 2019 Food Accelerator cohort

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse announced the 2019 Food Accelerator cohort Tuesday.The program will feature 17 food businesses, which started the program last week. The...
Bruce Newbury

Food trucks find niche

“To me, food trucks are the old town square!” said Eric Weiner. He can tell you how many trucks serve food in virtually any...
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