By: Jeff Feingold, NH Business Review
Bedford-based restaurant chain Great NH Restaurants has filed suit against digital food deliver companies Doordash and GrubHub over their unauthorized use of logos and menus on their websites an apps.
Great NH Hampshire Restaurants, which owns the restaurants T-Bones, CJ’s Great West Grill, Cactus Jack’s and The Copper Door, is seeking a permanent injunction and damages, including the profits the companies made through its restaurants.
The website Law Street reported that in the suit, Great NH says that, in addition to allowing restaurants to partner with them, Doordash and GrubHub will use a restaurant’s website or menu to add more options to their service without consulting the restaurant. This can lead to discrepancies in the menus between the restaurant and the options available on the delivery app.
By: John Thompson, fosters.com
PORTSMOUTH – Seacoast diners and foodies have three things to appreciate in 2020′s James Beard Award semi-finalist announcements, including two recognitions in national categories.The Seacoast has had semi-finalists for nine of the last ten years. The annual honors are the U.S. culinary world’s equivalent of the Oscars.
Jay McSharry and the Black Trumpet Bistro have both taken some of national spotlight this year, the first time the Seacoast has had two nominees beyond the regional categories.
Chef David Vargas of Vida Cantina has received his second consecutive semi-finalist recognition for Best Chef in the Northeast, recognizing his adventurous take on modern Mexican food. The semifinalists will be pared down to a shortlist of nominees on March 25 ahead of the James Beard Gala Awards on May 4 at The Lyric Opera of Chicago.
By: Paul Cuno-Booth, Sentinel Staff
If you own a restaurant in Keene, you can expect a visit from a health inspector about every six months. But cross into Swanzey, Marlborough or another neighboring town, and it’s a different story.
In those communities, as in much of New Hampshire, many restaurants routinely go two years between inspections.
Main Crust Co. in Marlborough and Jeanne’s Family Diner in Swanzey, for example, were both inspected in May 2017 and again in June 2019, according to state inspection data. Nick’s, a seafood and steak restaurant in Swanzey, was inspected in May 2017 and again in May 2019. On opening a brand-new space a few years ago, Audrey’s Cafe in Dublin was inspected twice, in August and October 2017. Another inspection wasn’t done until last month. (Each of the most recent inspections either had no violations or violations that were resolved on the spot, except for an issue with the configuration of a mop sink at Audrey’s.)
By: Jonathan Phelps, Union Leader
Before New Hampshire residents even hit the polls, the first-in-the-nation primary already had a winner: Airbnb hosts.
Airbnb estimates that in the two weeks leading up to the primary, 17,000 guests paid $2.7 million to stay in homes across the state, according to Christopher Nulty, the company's head of public affairs for the Americas. Airbnb is an online platform the connects people to short-term rental properties or homes.
Other economic winners across the state are hotels, restaurants, shops and car rental businesses, who benefit from the attention the Granite State receives in the weeks leading up to the primary every four years.