Chipotle pilots new all-electric restaurant design alongside sustainable campaign
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) recently announced a new all-electric restaurant design that works to maximize energy efficiency in its equipment and systems and utilizes 100% renewable energy from wind power and solar through the purchase of certified renewable energy credits. The company recently opened restaurants with the new features in Gloucester, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida, with a third location opening later this summer in Castle Rock, Colorado . The new restaurant design pilot will help Chipotle progress toward its science-based targets, established in alignment with ‘Science Based Targets initiative’ (SBTi), to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 compared to a 2019 baseline.
La Nostra Gigi | A piece of Italy in Amsterdam
Opening – This week, a new hospitality concept opens that offers plenty of room for Italian shared dining and a cozy drink at the charming red cocktail bar. La Nostra Gigi is located at the Marie Heinekenplein in De Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam. Immersed in Italian atmospheres, La Nostra Gigi is a sparkling addition to the capital’s hospitality offerings. It’s a colorful trattoria, cocktail bar, and lounge all in one, where you can always go for an espresso macchiato, a nice glass of Chianti, a festive cocktail, or an extensive dinner. Keep it simple or go all out, anything is possible here.
Dine on Water | Top restaurants push their limits on the SUPPER Cruise
From May 16th up to and including May 25th, the SUPPER Cruise will be the setting for a beautiful pop-up dinner event. A unique concept where 4 restaurants provide a dinner on the water. While the cruise sails on the waters of Amsterdam, guests can enjoy a delicious menu, live entertainment, and breathtaking views. The first edition of ‘Dine on Water’ includes the restaurants Bar Rouge, Baut, Helling 7, and Pesca. These Amsterdam based restaurants will cook their hearts out for 9 days during a trip along the Amsterdam skyline.
Le Macaron mania spreads in the USA | Multiple new locations
Le Macaron, the leading French Pastries and Macaron franchise in the United States, announced the upcoming openings of three new locations this spring in Traverse City, Michigan, Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Tampa, Florida, with an additional 8-10 locations planned by the end of summer. As the #1 macaron franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide, the popular French patisserie is enjoying steady expansion as successful franchisees scramble to open multiple locations and new owners hold grand openings for shops, kiosks in malls, or food trucks.
Box Sociaal opens a new Australian-style Bruncheria in the Jordaan and in Rotterdam
Opening – In the year that Box Sociaal in the Plantage neighbourhood in Amsterdam-East celebrates its fifth anniversary, the Box Sociaal family is expanding with a Box Sociaal Jordaan at Bloemgracht 47 in Amsterdam in the old premises of restaurant L’invité. In addition, Rotterdam can start looking forward to a Box Sociaal at the 2e Middellandstraat 5b, this restaurant is under renovation and will open by the end of this summer.
SLA opens new location in Leiden
From now on, Leiden can also enjoy “the magic of veggies” with all the healthy and delicious things SLA has to offer. The fast-growing fast casual concept SLA is expanding nationwide and has opened a 14th location in the center of Leiden. Together with franchisees Berre and Munur, SLA opened the first of a series of new branches on Maarsmansteeg in Leiden.
New Brewery Maris Lager in The Hague
The new brewery Maris Lager from The Hague introduces an authentic lager with a modern twist, deeply rooted in the rich beer culture. Founded in November 2022 and run by Diederik Leenarts, Maris Lager is a breath of fresh air for the Dutch beer market, which mainly offers Pilsner in the Lager family. But Lager beers have so much more to offer! The brewery is named after the mermaid standing proudly on the lighthouse in Scheveningen and Maris Lager promises a unique taste experience.
Slow delivery by Bagels & Beans’ Bagelbus
In the stressful era of flash delivery, time management and emerging individualism, Bagels & Beans is creating a place of calmness and togetherness on wheels: the Bagelbus. With its unique ‘slow delivery’ concept, Bagels & Beans is giving the hectic and impersonal world anno nowadays a much-needed push back. The prototype neighbourhood bus has been tested and the first routes in the Utrecht area will be launched in April.
Restaurant Matelief opens its doors in the old harbour of Rotterdam
Opening – In Rotterdam’s picturesque Old Harbour, the new restaurant Matelief opens its doors. Located directly on the waterside with a sunny terrace overlooking the ships, the Witte Huis (White House) and the Willemsbrug, enjoy the ultimate Rotterdam summer experience here. At the iconic location, famous sailors from history come back to life. The restaurant is situated in the former Maritime Pub. The place where Rotterdam sailors drank their drinks at the bar.
The culinary pop-up concept ‘Dinner With The Queen’ | More herbal than ever
After a year long break the culinary pop-up concept ‘Dinner With The Queen’ is back in Belgium. The formula remains the same, but there are a few new names on their poster. On the menu? Herbal goodness and a big portion of climate awareness.