Ovation Brands announced a change in operations leadership and corporate structure as the brand prepares to roll out its reinvention to the entire system.
Restaurant pros George Wooten and Pete Pascuzzi, who have been spearheading re-concepting efforts across the enterprise in executive leadership capacities, will be assuming new roles as Divisional Chiefs for the Buffet and Ryan’s brands, respectively, and both will report to COO Greg Graber.
Under the Radar won Grand Champion and Waylon’s Wickedly Good Q was Reserve Champion at the 4th Annual Sooie’t Relief BBQ competition last weekend.
There was $9,000 in prize money distributed.
David Dalby wanted fresh tomatoes and corn so he grew them.
Now Dalby has too many tomatoes among varieties that are still producing bite-size black cherry among his Heirloom, Beefsteak and Better Boys. There are 42 quarts of tomatoes canned, so far.
Don Broadhurst has purchased Cameroon Cigars and Accessories from owners Mark Grant, his wife Anna Marie, and partner Dixon Howard. Sara Church is the store’s general manager.
The store, at 207 Trade Street, has remained open through the transaction.
Southern Thymes Café closed Monday nearly seven months after its chef proclaimed “RIP Meat and 3”.
Southern Thymes at 219 Trade Street, had signage on its window and door announcing its closing and thanking customers for their support on Monday. A separate hand-written sign announced the restaurant was for sale.
Some of the best barbecue cooked east of the Red River will be competing for $9,000 in prize money in the two-day 4th Annual Sooie’t Relief BBQ Benefit this weekend in Greer Station.
The Wing Fling competition featuring grilled and smoked wings will be tasted and judged Friday night. The Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off Saturday features chicken, pork and beef.
Road closures have been announced for Friday and Saturday’s Sooie’t Relief BBQ Benefit in downtown Greer.
Cookers arriving Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. will park in the cooker lot. The festival is 6-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday.
Bojangles’ at Buncombe is considered another feather in the development of the Buncombe Road/Hwy. 14 to Wade Hampton Blvd. corridor.
The fast-food restaurant had its ribbon cutting today with city executives and Bojangles’ corporate officials officially welcoming customers to its first store serving the rapidly growing Riverside community.
The Greer Fire Department was called to the Mason Jar restaurant at 202 Trade Street Tuesday afternoon for a small grease fire.
No other damage was were reported to attached businesses.
Chef Peter Collins thought it would be interesting to have a cooking throw down pitting brother versus brother.
Greer Merchants are collaborating to stage Catwalk for a Cure, a fashion event at Grace Hall this fall. Partnered with the Susan G. Coleman foundation, the event will be raising awareness for Breast Cancer.
Models will be walking the runway with 48 men and women outfits from Greer Station Association merchants: Chelsea’s, Greer Trading Post, Gregory’s, Maiale, Smith & James, Talloni and Southern Sisters. Vendors will sell crafts, jewelry and scarves.
Bojangles’ at 900 S. Buncombe Road will open Monday at 5 a.m. It’s the newest brand franchise for local restaurateurs Allen and Lee Johnston, of Chix and Bix LLC.
A grand opening will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Mayor Rick Danner, other dignitaries and “Big Bo”, Bojangles’ mascot attending the ribbon cutting.
Free backpacks will be distributed to the first 100 kids at Ryan’s buffet restaurants on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
It’s a win-win for the kids as Ryan’s celebrates Family Night – kids eat for 99 cents or $1.99, depending on the participating location – every Thursday. Ryan’s also offers its Breakfast for Dinner special on Thursday nights.
Bruce Taylor, 91, is too busy to politick for the “American Volunteer Contest for Meals on Wheels”.
But Greer Community Ministries isn’t shy and is campaigning on Taylor’s behalf to recognize him nationally in a Facebook contest (vote here), with 37 entries, that ends voting at midnight Wednesday.
Blue Ridge Brewing Company is coming to Greer and will occupy the former building that housed The Cazbah at 308 Trade Street.
It will be the brewing company’s second location. It has played a vital part in Greenville downtown’s resurgence and is located at 217 N. Main Street.
The joy in Kim’s voice and on her face are evident and as she dreams of being reunited with her husband. “We might even breathe the same air tonight,” sings Kim.
Flat Rock Playhouse presents “Miss Saigon” as part of their Season of Laughter and Love. This tragic musical, adapted from Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” by the creators of “Les Miserables”, is set during the Vietnam War and tells the story of the powerful love between an American G.I. and a young Vietnamese girl.