Dine

Drive-thrus Prompt Panera Moves

Customers of Panera Bread are increasingly on the move, so the fast-casual bakery/café chain is upshifting with moves of its own. Its two new local restaurants offer drive-thru ordering and preorder pickup, each replacing nearby...

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The One and Only Crepe Nation

It’s called Crepe Nation, though it’s actually a locally owned breakfast and brunch concept of young restaurateur Complete Chijioki. He moved in late May to Jackson Rd. west of Zeeb, upgrading from a smaller spot on Golfside Rd....

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Bustaurant Rolls to New Station

The double-decker taco “bustaurant” 1923 has rolled on after seven months in the parking lot at the corner of Miller and First. Its new station, less than a mile away at the southern edge of downtown, features a renovated house...

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Tastee’s Burgers Arrives

A halal burger joint is finding traction next to the Shell gas station at the busy corner of W. Eisenhower and Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. Taystee’s Burgers opened in January, joining locations in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. Since...

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Ali Hijazi’s New Fusion

“The concept is working faster than what I anticipated,” enthuses longtime restaurateur Ali Hijazi of the reopening of the Colonnade location of Zamaan Cafe under the full-time care of Iranian-born partner and chef Arash Sharifi...

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A Second Sweetgreen

Less than two months after opening on S. State St. downtown, the salad chain Sweetgreen celebrated the launch of its second location on March 21 in the Arbor Hills shopping center. The fast-casual concept prioritizes fresh and...

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Sweetgreen Opens on S. State

Students lined up in advance on opening day at Sweetgreen, a fast-casual restaurant chain focused on salads. Corporate spokesperson Grace Demeritt thinks it’s a sign of the brand’s surging popularity—and also possibly the impact...

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After the Fire

Madras Masala was in its twentieth year as a full-service Indian restaurant with a popular lunch buffet. Vape City had shared its Maynard St. building for fewer than two years when both businesses went up in smoke the morning of...

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