Hooters launches a new restaurant concept near Chicago called ‘Hoots’ which will feature both male and female waiting staff and no revealing uniforms. Hoots will feature an abbreviated, one-page menu with some of the most popular items from full-service Hooters restaurants, including its classic chicken wings, in a new, scaled-down concept that’s part of the fast-casual trend
The Peace Day burger pop-up restaurant opens for one day in Atlanta, featuring the hybrid Peace Burger, which shares key items from Burger King, Denny’s, Wayback Burger, Krystal and Giraffas. All proceeds from their hybrid burger going to nonprofit organization Peace One Day.
Clinton launches her online store, which allows Clinton both to sell goods to bankroll her campaign and to build out her email list for fundraising down the road. Visitors to the store can find a $30 “pantsuit te” with the Hillary logo, or a t-shirt with the words “women’s rights are human rights are women’s rights,” which echoes Clinton’s 1995 speech in Beijing. A $55-stitched pillow in the store says “A woman’s place is in the White House,” a coffee mug has the words “Red, white and brew, “a pint glass with the words “made from 100% shattered glass ceiling,” a hoodie, a “canvass canvas” bag, and an I <3 Hillary tumbler.
All the products in the store are American made, according to a Clinton campaign official. The models in the photos are Clinton campaign staffers.
Sanders opens his presidential campaign headquarters in leased office space on the third floor space at 131 Church Street in downtown Burlington. The office is right near City Hall, where Sanders’ political career first gained traction with his election as mayor. Aides say:
Nostalgia played a role in selecting the location.
Staffers are already working at the headquarters office, preparing for Sander’s presidential campaign kickoff rally scheduled to take place in Burlington next week.
Sweetgreen expands to California opening its first store in West Hollywood close to the Farmers’ Market.
L.A. has always been where we wanted to go. So much of what we consider ‘the sweetlife’ was inspired by L.A. and the way people live there.
Because it purchases its food from local sources, the menu is slightly different from stores on the east coast. Two new dishes are a salad called “West Roast” and a rice bowl called “Hollywood Bowl.” Each store has a chalkboard that lists ingredients and where they come from.
We had to get a much bigger board for California. It’s the same Sweetgreen, but a slightly different experience — but that’s how it should be, because that’s what nature created. . . .You don’t have to compromise. You can have great food that is also healthy and also affordable in a cool environment.
Fieri opens a Guy’s Burger Joint at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida, the latest of one of 12 Live Nation amphitheaters to open Guy Fieri eateries in major U.S. Markets.
Amazon opens its first brick-and-mortar store on the campus of Purdue University. The store allows students to pick up items they order via Amazon Student when it is convenient for them. Paul Ryder, vice president of media and student programs at Amazon:
[It is] a convenient and secure spot for them to pick up their stuff at hours that work with their schedules.
ESpark’s opens its third hatchery, following the opening of hatcheries in Glasgow and Ayrshire. The hatchery is being delivered in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the City of Edinburgh Council. Edinburgh Entrepreneur-in-chief Gloag:
In these challenging economic times, it is important we encourage would-be entrepreneurs to make a success of their fledgling businesses and the hatchery provides the right kind of environment to achieve this.
Sweetgreen opens its second store at Dupont circle in Washington, D.C. Several hundred guests are in attendance.
When we opened our second store, not doing any business, bought a giant speaker, set up outside on the sidewalk, something natural happened, it was no longer just a place to eat. We did our first block party and it was incredible. The block party turned into a bigger block party which turned into our first festival which was maybe 500 people.
The Devlins start Kroaky’s, a private room karaoke club. Private karaoke rooms, or “karaoke box” are a popular concept in Asia and there are a handful of places in America’s larger cities. Kroaky’s is the only such club in a small city. The Sarasota store is to be a model for a franchise business that will take the private room karaoke concept across the U.S. After a few months a public lounge is added.
Georgetown University graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru open their first store in Georgetown. They want to connect with people through food. Because they have nowhere healthy to eat, they decide to start a healthy restaurant that is fun and also promotes their core values. They focus on creating a farm to table experience from food that is locally sourced.
Sweetgreen was born when we were still students. The three of us really bonded over the fact that there was something missing in our life — we had nowhere healthy to eat. . . . We wanted to create something healthy, that was fun. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was someplace that did our values. We shared this passion for creating something and we just decided to close our eyes and do it.