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Columbus restaurant is listed among the best independent pizzerias nationally

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A Columbus pizzeria around for more than 60 years has received a nationwide prize.

Terita’s Pizza, a family-run pizza shop at 3905 Cleveland Ave., was included on PMQ Pizza Magazine’s list of the 25 most popular independent pizzerias in America in December, earning the No. 20 spot. The local pizzeria was opened in 1959 by Gus Iannario. Nearly 65 years later, his son, Tom, continues to run the business.

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Locally-owned restaurant opens new Arena District location

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Fans of Latin-American food will have a new option when it comes to downtown dining.

Local sandwich restaurant Sí Señor has opened the doors on its new location in the Arena District.

“We’re thrilled to open a location in the Arena District, known as an iconic sports-anchored destination that welcomes millions of visitors per year,” Guillermo Perez, founder of Sí Señor said in a media release. “We invite the local Columbus community to stop in and join us for Peruvian-inspired cuisine with only the freshest ingredients as we welcome you to the Latin flavors of Sí Señor!”

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Coca-Cola breaks ground on new $100M Columbus distribution and warehouse facility

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Coca-Cola broke ground Monday on a new $100 million, 400,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility in Columbus.

Sam Meiner, Coca-Cola Consolidated’s Market Unit Vice President and General Manager in Ohio, said the investment in new facilities is estimated to generate $2.3 million in local tax dollars.

The company said in July that 325 employees will transfer from its current location to the new site that’s part of the Rickenbacker Industrial Center in south Columbus. Twelve new full-time jobs are also planned for the new location.

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This popular chain has opened a new restaurant in Columbus, Ohio

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A popular restaurant chain has opened a new location in Columbus.

Are you a fan of Chicken Salad Chick? If the answer is yes, you might want to know that the popular chain has opened a new location in Columbus at Grandview Crossing. You can find the new restaurant at 1056 Dublin Rd.

The chain, of course, serves chicken salad. At the new location, you can get a variety of chicken salads including but not limited to Classic Carol (which is a traditional chicken salad made with shredded chicken, minced celery, mayonnaise, and the chain’s secret seasoning), Kickin’ Kay Lynne (which is a spicy chicken salad with buffalo sauce, ranch, bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and sriracha), Lauryn’s Lemon Basil (which has chopped pecans, fresh basil, and lemon), Fancy Nancy (which has Fuji apples, seedless grapes, and pecans), and more.

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A new restaurant has opened in Columbus, Ohio

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A new restaurant has come to Columbus.

Are you craving some soul food? If the answer is yes, you might want to check out Tonya Bee’s, which opened its brick-and-mortar location at 2864 N High St in Columbus last month. Here is a description of Tonya Bee’s from their website:

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National chain Biggby Coffee coming to west Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A franchise-based national coffee chain is opening its first west Columbus location.

Founded in 1995, Biggby Coffee is an American coffee chain with over 300 locations in the United States. A Biggby Coffee franchise, owned by Hilliard residents Cari Doliana and Ben Grose, is opening at 1750 Hilliard Rome Road. The location will be drive-thru only, but Doliana said they are planning to add a walk-up window in the future.

“I’ve been in customer service pretty much my whole adult life,” Doliana said. “I’ve always had some kind of dream to go into the service food industry.”

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24 Columbus restaurant openings and 13 closings for the month of August

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To say the Columbus restaurant scene has been busy this month, with several new openings and closings would be an understatement.

Highlights include the opening of Hiraeth, a live-fire restaurant in the Short North; Habibi Grill, a Lebanese restaurant in Italian Village; and Good Night John Boy, a 1970s-themed club and restaurant in the Short North set to open this weekend.

Plus, a new location for Smashburger, the return of Caribou Coffee to Columbus and a short relocation for Hilltop’s Third Way Cafe, while the closings of Tasi Café, The Butcher & Grocer at East Market, The Hummus & Pita Co. and The Crest round out the list.

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Genesis BBQ Ranks No. 7 in Fastest-Growing U.S. Restaurant Brands

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Chicken franchise Genesis BBQ Group’s BBQ has been named the No. 7 fastest-growing restaurant brand in the U.S., according to the latest edition of Nation’s Restaurant News, a global restaurant trade publication, the company announced Aug. 23.

Founded in 1956, Nation’s Restaurant News is the premier source of information on the foodservice industry for restaurateurs and professionals.

Nation’s Restaurant News recognized the 25 fastest-growing restaurant brands in the U.S. based on year-over-year store count, total sales, and sales per store.

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‘Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities’: 9 Hispanic entrepreneurs debut businesses at Columbus ¡Festival Latino!

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nine aspiring Hispanic entrepreneurs officially launched their businesses at this weekend’s ¡Festival Latino! near downtown Columbus.

The festival, a two-day event held at Genoa Park, is a free, family-friendly event celebrating family and community with activities, music, food, fashion, art and dance from the heart of Latin America.

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A new restaurant is opening soon in Columbus, Ohio

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A new restaurant is coming soon to Columbus.

On August 9, the restaurant Hiraeth is set to open its doors in Columbus. You can find the new restaurant at 36 E Lincoln St.

From the restaurant’s website:

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