Hospitality & Tourism

CITY BURGER, a new dining hall at Johnson & Wales University, aims at providing students with a restaurant-like experience. /

JWU, RISD students find alternative in campus cafés

Johnson & Wales University senior Kimberly Lagana doesn’t know where she’ll be working in May, when she graduates from the food-service management program, but...
ROBERT BILLINGTON, founder and executive director of the BVTC, will be honored along with the Tourism Council at a gala dinner April 1 at The Pawtucket Armory. /

Pawtucket Foundation to honor Billington, BVTC

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Foundation today announced that Robert Billington and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will share the policy group’s 2008 Heritage Award....

Mass. casino proposal tabled by House

BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s proposal to license three resort casinos in Massachusetts was tabled by the House of Representatives, which voted 106...

‘Green’ initiatives save environment, money

Being a certified “green” company can be a great marketing tool, but for many businesses the designation is an afterthought resulting from initiatives that...
OWNER DAVID GRAVINO, in the expanded kitchen of Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House, at Oakland Beach in Warwick. /

Oakland Beach eateries ready for summer crowd

Between 1924 when it opened as Gus’s clam shack, and last October, the kitchen at what today is Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House was...

Using restaurant fees to solve budget woes

What if, in order to balance the state’s budget woes, consumers were required to donate to a collection plate every time they ate at...
RICHARD FIELD, chairman and president of Autocrat, says he's had to raise prices due to a 25-percent jump in coffee futures. /

Higher coffee futures may not affect price of product

Don’t worry: The price of a cup of coffee at Providence’s Coffee Exchange isn’t going to skyrocket. But coffee futures have jumped about 25...

Twin River’s parent on negative ratings watch

NEW YORK – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said last week that it cut Twin River’s parent company’s corporate credit rating to ‘B-’from ‘B+’...

Newport Coffee going ‘green’ with new cup standard

Newport Coffee Traders, the specialty gourmet coffee roaster, announced that it is now offering the only 100-percent compostable hot cup certified by the Biodegradable...
‘We like to say it’s the steak that speaks for itself.’ /

New general manager named at Ruth’s Chris

Kevin Gaudreau has been named general manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. In his most recent post, as executive chef, he developed and managed...

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