Halal smash burger eatery opens in Ypsilanti amid pandemic
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Opening up a restaurant during a global pandemic is a risk, but the owners of Blazin’ Burgerz decided it was now or never. Located on Ellsworth Rd, the fast-casual restaurant is operated by 23-year-old Farook Issa and his friend Khaled Naser. The two have been friends since middle school and have worked together at family-owned restaurants for the past five years. On Friday, when Blazin’ Burgerz held its grand opening, eaters were so eager to try the new smash burgers that wait times were up to an hour-and-a-half. Menu items range from smash burgers and chicken sandwiches to hotdogs, fries and macaroni and cheese bites.
You can get big rewards after eating at these restaurants
Today we’re heading over to Birmingham as they celebrate Birmingham Restaurant Week. You can also get some big rewards from participating in Restaurant Week. When you purchase food from a participating restaurant, you should take a picture of your receipt to receive money back as Birmingham Bucks. You can use your Birmingham Bucks to shop around Downtown Birmingham. Birmingham Restaurant Week runs until February 7th.
8 Ann Arbor restaurants cooking up Christmas Dinner
The Christmas holiday will be no different with many family gatherings either not happening or kept very small. If you’re looking for something a bit more lowkey and a lot less fussy, let these Ann Arbor eateries cook up Christmas Dinner so you don’t have to. LALA’SLaLa’s is offering a Christmas menu ranging from creamed corn to roasted vegetables and French Silk Pie. Place Christmas orders by 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve for pickup no later than 5 p.m. Here’s the menu. Plan ahead for Christmas Eve and Christmas meals!
Domino's CEO doubles down on carryout strategy in a world of delivery competition
Carryout has become a bright spot for Domino's Pizza as the restaurant chain battles in a tough, low-margin food delivery environment, CEO Ritch Allison told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday. Domino's reported a profit of $129.3 million, or $3.13 per share, on $1.15 billion of revenue in the December quarter. As competition from food delivery aggregators such as UberEats and GrubHub continues to pressure Domino's delivery business, the company managed to grow same-store sales in the domestic market for the first time in almost two years. To combat third-party delivery services, Domino's wants to open more restaurants in hopes of increasing service speeds and lowering delivery costs by being closer to customers. The company is forecasting U.S. same-store sales growth between 2% and 5% and global sales growth of 7% to 10%.cnbc.com