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Rebuilt restaurant looking for new employees July 25 & 26

Rebuilt restaurant looking for new employees July 25 & 26

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Qdoba will host open house events this week to hire a new team for its newly rebuilt restaurant on  5150 Northland Dr. NE.

The facility was destroyed by fire January 23.  A passerby spotted heavy smoke coming from the building just before 2 a.m. that day.  The cold temperatures hindered fire crews, even causing a fire engine to break down.   

A Qdoba spokesperson says the rebuilt restaurant should open in mid to late August.

Qdoba is looking for line servers, cashiers, cooks and supervisors for all shifts.  Both full and part-time positions are available. The open house events will take place July 25 and July 26, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. each day.  Interested applicants can show up for an immediate interview or apply through the company’s job page, listed here.

Restaurant destroyed by fire to reopen next month

Restaurant destroyed by fire to reopen next month

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Qdoba Mexican Grill is getting ready to reopen its Plainfield Township restaurant.

The restaurant, located at 5150 Northland Dr. NE, was destroyed by fire January 23.  A passerby spotted heavy smoke coming from the building just before 2 a.m.  that day.  The cold temperatures hindered fire crews, even causing a fire engine to break down.   Neighboring businesses were also damaged by smoke and water used during the fire.

A spokesperson for Qdoba says the updated facility will reopen to the public in mid to late August.

Ribbon cutting planned for family owned restaurant

Ribbon cutting planned for family owned restaurant

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce will help cut the ribbon to a a Plainfield Township restaurant. 

Fred’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant is located at 3691 Plainfield Ave. NE.  The family-owned restaurant started in Grand Rapids in the early 1960s.  When an electrical fire destroyed the original business in 1996, the family rebuilt the restaurant.

The ribbon cutting will take place August 13 at 1:30 p.m.

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The list of businesses participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is out.

So far, 68 restaurants have signed up to take part in the annual event, creating specialty three-course meals for $25. Participants include:

  • The Acorne Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club (4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE, My Town Plainfield/Northview)
  • Amore Trattoria Italiana (5080 Alpine Avenue NW, My Town Comstock Park/Alpine Township)
  • Aryana Restaurant and Bar (5700 28th Street SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bar Divani (15 Ionia Ave. SW, Ste. 130, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Bella Vita (44 Grandville Ave. SW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Chloe Elan (445 Ada Drive SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bobarino’s at the B.O.B. (20 Monroe Ave. NW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bombay Cuisine (1420 Lake Drive SE, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille (401 Leonard St.

Northview High School Class of 2003 fundraiser June 8

NORTHVIEW, Mich.—Grab a meal at the Applebee’s on the East Beltline June 8 and help fund a reunion for the Northview High School Class of 2003.

The fundraiser runs Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Enjoy an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast for just $5.  A breakfast beverage is included in the price.

For more information about the reunion fundraiser, contact Kelli Karsies by phone at (616) 540-6082 or email kjkarsies@gmail.com.

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

 

Experience Grand Rapids has created a high tech resource for visitors with the recent launch of its digital annual visitor’s guide, The Experience™. A complete guide filled with bonus content and videos is available at www.experiencegr.com and on the Experience Grand Rapids mobile site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

“We are continuing to embrace the technologies around us, while providing our visitors with the best possible experience,” said Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids. “Our digital guide is easily accessible online, on smartphones and on tablets.