Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Thousands of employees at an Atlantic City hotel and casino are getting shares of $10 million in bonuses, resort officials said. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said thousands of union and non-union workers will split the $10 million, according to a news release on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The bonuses were announced to the employees during internal town hall meetings. Hard Rock employees also had the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. "Hard Rock Atlantic City team members are the key to our success in the market, and we are honored to recognize them and the…
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club A luxury wellness company has opened its first fitness center in Monmouth County, officials said. Life Time officially opened its newest location in Middletown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the company said in a news release. The 127,000-square-foot facility is at 230 Half Mile Road, which is just off of Garden State Parkway exit 109. The athletic country club joined the nearby Life Time Work premium coworking space that opened in late January 2024. "Our expansion across the East Coast and here in New Jersey is a direct result of our strong performance as our brand continues to become a staple for …
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 An Atlantic City casino hotel will lose its management partner at the end of the year, officials said. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced it will end its management assignment at Resorts Casino Hotel at the end of 2024. Resorts was the first Native American-run casino in Atlantic City and Mohegan purchased a 10-percent ownership interest in 2012. Mohegan will keep its 10-percent stake in Resorts. "We’re extremely proud of our relationship with Resorts Casino Hotel and what we have helped accomplish," said Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment president and CEO Ray Pineault. "We want…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions About 300 jobs are being created thanks to the arrival of a new ShopRite in Old Bridge. The new ShopRite is located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Center at Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. The store is set to open in March. Hiring is taking place for all positions including department managers, butchers, deli, bakery, dairy, produce and seafood associates, customer service associates, cashiers and baggers. Perry Blatt, director of E-Commerce and Business Development for Village Super Market, Inc., said,  “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community with a brand new s…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics
Owner Of NJ Steakhouse Sold After 14 Years Has Message For Critics After 14 years and a million meals served, the Grillestone Steakhouse is closing its doors. Frank Peterpaul, who's been running the Scotch Plains restaurant, says it has been sold as his family embarks on a new chapter. Peterpaul went on to thank the customers who became friends, who became family, the valued staff, and noted the sense of belonging and joy that came from being part of the community. And toward the bottom of Peterpaul's goodbye tribute, he left a special message for the critics: "For the detractors, yelpers and self-proclaimed restaurant critics, I would relish the opportu…
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns More than three-quarters of a million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled due to potentially faulty air bags that could cause them to deploy unexpectedly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the motor vehicle giant is recalling upwards of 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks due to the malfunctioning air bags, which could pose a safety hazard, the agency says. Recalled models include Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline vehicles, as well as the Acura MDX, RDX and TLX that were produc…
Industrial Storage Facility In South Plainfield Acquired By Boston-Based Investment Firm Industrial Storage Facility In South Plainfield Acquired By Boston-Based Investment Firm
Industrial Storage Facility In South Plainfield Acquired By Boston-Based Investment Firm Marcus Partners, a Boston-based real estate investment, management and development firm, has acquired 250-260 Mack Place, an industrial outside storage facility in South Plainfield. It's part of a joint venture with Ridgecut Road. Marcus Partners also executed a long-term lease with the current tenant, Ironclad Environmental Solutions. The property spans 3.63 acres and includes two existing maintenance facilities totaling about 13,000 square feet, each with three drive-ins. The property is milled, fenced, lit and secured with a rectangular yard.  The site is about one mile from Inter…
30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location 30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location
30 Burgers Opens Second Jersey Shore Location A New Jersey chain that prides itself on using fresh Angus beef for innovative burgers is opening up its second restaurant on the Jersey Shore. 30 Burgers opened up its newest location in late January in Freehold Township. The restaurant on Village Center Drive in the Raintree Towne Center shopping plaza held a grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 1. This is the 11th location for 30 Burgers, according to its website. All restaurants are in the Garden State and Freehold joins the location in Red Bank as the second restaurant in Monmouth County. View this post on Instagram …
New Peruvian Restaurant Spices Up Somerset County New Peruvian Restaurant Spices Up Somerset County
New Peruvian Restaurant Spices Up Somerset County The unique spices and flavors offered by Peruvian cuisine have a new place to call home in Somerset County. Pachamama is opening this month in Green Brook at 215 Route 22, offering diners a mix of Latin and South American dishes, inspired by the best of Peruvian food. The restaurant is run by Driven Hospitality, which also runs Panela in Hoboken.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by PachaMama (@pachamamagreenbrook) The kitchen is run by Ricardo Ramirez, a native of Lima and offers classic dishes like lomo saltado, steak with onions, …
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Federal Health officials are cautioning consumers to avoid certain products that may contain an ingredient known as "gas station heroin."  Neptune Resources LLC announced a voluntary recall of all lots of "Neptune's Fix Elixir," "Neptune's Fix Extra Strength Elixir," and Neptune's Fix Tablets due to the possible presence of tianeptine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Tianeptine, which has been called "gas station heroin" by some, is not FDA-approved for any medical use, and its presence in the products prompted the nationwide recall. "The presence of tianepti…
South Philly Cheesesteak Proprietors Get Prison Time For Tax Scheme, Feds Say South Philly Cheesesteak Proprietors Get Prison Time For Tax Scheme, Feds Say
South Philly Cheesesteak Proprietors Get Prison Time For Tax Scheme, Feds Say A father-son pair of cheesesteak shop owners were sentenced to prison last week for hiding $8 million in revenue from tax collectors, say federal prosecutors.  Nicholas Lucidonio, 57, and Anthony Lucidonio Sr., 84, the proprietors of Tony Luke's in South Philadelphia, will each spend 20 months behind bars, said the Justice Department in a release.  The Lucidonios, of New Jersey, carried out a "decade-long conspiracy to defraud the IRS" from 2006 to 2016, prosecutors said. The pair only deposited a portion of their earnings into the business's bank accounts and gave "inco…
Shake Shack Opens First NJ Drive-Thru Restaurant In North Brunswick Shake Shack Opens First NJ Drive-Thru Restaurant In North Brunswick
Shake Shack Opens First NJ Drive-Thru Restaurant In North Brunswick Shake Shack has opened its first Garden State drive-thru location in North Brunswick. The new restaurant is at 240 Grand Ave. along northbound Route 1. The 3,500-square-foot Shake Shack features a double drive-thru; it represents only the 32nd restaurant – out of the burger chain’s more than 500 locations system-wide – to feature a drive-thru.  Shake Shack’s menu includes made-to-order Angus beef burgers, crispy chicken, hand-spun milkshakes, house-made lemonades and more.  The Shake Shack opening will be followed by another fast casual dining addition at MainStreet NB. Chipotle…
Four NJ Restaurants Make Yelp's Top 100 In America Four NJ Restaurants Make Yelp's Top 100 In America
Four NJ Restaurants Make Yelp's Top 100 In America New Jersey foodies have some new places to add to their list, if they haven't dined there already. Four restaurants from the Garden State made Yelp's annual Top 100 US Restaurants 2024 list. Boomchia in Montclair ranked 21st on the list. The restaurant has a five star rating on Yelp serves up healthy bowls, offering ingredients like dark chocolate granola, blue coconut, bananas, cashew butter and gogi berries.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex Colonna (@thetypicalfoodie) "Best Chia Acai bowl," wrote one Yelp reviewer. "…
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Nearly two million popular Ford SUVs are being recalled due to the possibility a piece of trim could fly off the vehicles and create havoc for other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week that Ford is recalling 1,889,110 Explorer vehicles that were produced between 2011 and 2019. It impacts an estimated 5 percent of Explorers that were produced during that stretch. Documents posted this week by the NHTSA state that a detached piece of trim that covers the roof support near the windshield could potentially fall off the vehicles due to retenti…
Shake Shack Replacing Moe's Southwest Grill In Monmouth County Shake Shack Replacing Moe's Southwest Grill In Monmouth County
Shake Shack Replacing Moe's Southwest Grill In Monmouth County A new Shake Shack location is coming to Middletown and it will bring burgers to a building previously known for serving up burritos. A spokesperson for Shake Shack confirmed the chain will open a restaurant at 1149 Route 35 in 2024. An opening date has not yet been set. The address was last home to Moe's Southwest Grill, which is permanently closed according to Google Maps. Phone calls to the listed number for the restaurant had an automated message saying no one was available. The former Moe's Southwest Grill in Middletown, NJ. Google Maps There are 20 locations across New Jersey, acc…
Cherry Hill Brewery Closes After 10 Years Cherry Hill Brewery Closes After 10 Years
Cherry Hill Brewery Closes After 10 Years After being unable to work out a lease agreement, a longtime Cherry Hill brewery is shutting down next month. Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing announced its Feb.. 29 closing on Facebook on Friday, Jan. 12. The brewery produces dozens of beers with names like "Shore Shiver," "Ginger Snap Cookie" and "Corporate Carrier Pigeon." Forgotten Boardwalk, on Olney Avenue, thanked customers for their support over the past decade: “To all of our loyal customers, friends, family and supporters — we wish you a heartfelt thank you for being a part of the Forgotten Boardwalk Story for the past 10 years,” the…
Jersey Shore Baker On Brink Of Winning Sweet Competition Jersey Shore Baker On Brink Of Winning Sweet Competition
Jersey Shore Baker On Brink Of Winning Sweet Competition A baker from Barnegat is close to possibly winning a huge prize in an online competition showcasing her treats. Jennifer Ennas-Ludewig is a quarterfinalist in "The Greatest Baker" competition held by Bake From Scratch Magazine. The winning baker will bring home $10,000 and get to share their work in the magazine. According to the contest website, Ennas-Ludewig was in first place as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Voting in the quarterfinal round ends at 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 18. Ennas-Ludewig said she taught herself how to bake and "enjoys bringing the sweetness to everyone’s lif…
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children A massive recall of furniture tip kits and tip restraints sold across the country since 2019 are being recalled due to possible entrapment hazards to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. New Age Industries is recalling millions of products that feature plastic zip ties that can become brittle or break, potentially allowing a clothing storage unit believed to be anchored to the wall to detach, creating the potential for serious injuries or death to children. There have been two reports of New Age tip kits breaking, though no injuries have been reported as of …
Revamped Jersey Shore Restaurant Will Open Just In Time For Summer Revamped Jersey Shore Restaurant Will Open Just In Time For Summer
Revamped Jersey Shore Restaurant Will Open Just In Time For Summer A restaurant is re-opening along the Jersey Shore just in time for summer, and an expansion project will give customers many more options. Jersey Shore Restaurant Group (JSRG) purchased Breakers Kitchen & Tap on Route 9 in Waretown last year. In a news release, JSRG said it will re-launch the restaurant as Three Story Grill, along with a banquet hall called The Hall at Three Story. Three Story Grill will live up to its name by offering three levels of indoor and outdoor dining. The renovation will expand the existing one-story layout of Breakers Kitchen & Tap. JSRG says the new res…
New Jersey's Last-Standing Sears Store Says It's Closing New Jersey's Last-Standing Sears Store Says It's Closing
New Jersey's Last-Standing Sears Store Says It's Closing And then there were none. New Jersey's last-standing Sears store, located in Jersey City, appears to be closing. The store at Newport Centre announced a store closing sale on Friday evening, Jan. 5 on Facebook. A voice answering service said the store was closed when Daily Voice called Friday at 7 p.m. Daily Voice has reached out to the Simon Property Group, who owns Newport Centre, and Sears corporate for comment. Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The Jersey City store became the final Sears in New Jersey in 2020 after the store in Hackensack — a local landmark — shutter…
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards
Nearly 50K Massage Guns Sold Nationwide Recalled Due To Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 50,000 massage guns sold at major retailers across the country are being recalled due to more than a dozen reports of overheating and a burn injury. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced this week that Homedics is recalling tens of thousands of personal massagers that ca overheat while charging, leading to a report of fire or burn risk.  In total, approximately 46,000 are being recalled in the US, and another 41,000 in Canada, according to federal officials. The recall includes "HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers" with model number HHP-715 and a 120 VAC, 6…
TGI Fridays Closing Iselin Restaurant, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast TGI Fridays Closing Iselin Restaurant, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast
TGI Fridays Closing Iselin Restaurant, 30 Total Locations Across Northeast TGI Fridays is closing nearly 30 "underperforming" locations across the northeast and will sell eight restaurants to the chain's former CEO, the chain said in a news release. The 27 closures include restaurants in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In total, 36 TGI Fridays locations are shutting down nationwide. The company says about 1,000 employees, which represent more than 80% of those impacted, will be offered transfer opportunities. "As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and …
NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space
NJ Mall Is Getting Major Overhaul Complete With Luxury Apartments, Outdoor Entertainment Space A major redevelopment of Monmouth Mall is about to begin, transforming the shopping center into luxury apartments, new retail options, and a town center. The developer, Kushner — with headquarters in Florham Park and New York City — is planning to convert the 64-year-old mall on Route 35 in Eatontown into a large attraction called Monmouth Square.  Kushner's chief development officer Michael Sommer said the redevelopment will turn the mall inside out by tearing down indoor halls to create an open-air concept, with demolition set to begin in March. The intent is to …
BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards
BlandJet Recalling 4.8M Portable Blenders Nationwide For Fire, Laceration Hazards Nearly five million portable blenders sold nationwide are being recalled due to fire and laceration risks. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that a total of around 4.8 million BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders that can overheat or catch fire. If the blender were to get too hot, the blender blades can break off, creating the hazard. The recall includes blenders sold in a variety of colors and designs, federal authorities noted Recalled items have the serial numbers printed on the bottom of the base along with “blendjet2” and “The Original Portable Blender.”  The…
Toms River Family Brings Popular Burger Chain To Brick Toms River Family Brings Popular Burger Chain To Brick
Toms River Family Brings Popular Burger Chain To Brick A Toms River family's popular burger joint is getting a third location. The Vetter family announced on Christmas that Burger 25 will be coming to Route 88 in Brick Township in Spring 2024. Santa worked his magic again! 🎅 This year, he brought Denise a third location, and you know what they say – third time’s... Posted by Burger 25 on Monday, December 25, 2023 Burger 25 first opened in 2013 along Route 37 in Toms River, and relocated to its current, larger location at 199 Rt. 37 in 2020. It became a family operation with Denise and Steve Vetter's son, Aidan, co-managing the Ship Bo…
Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling
Honda, Acura Recalling 2.5M Vehicles For Defective Fuel Pumps That Can Cause Stalling More than two million Honda and Acura vehicles are being subject to a national recall due to fuel pumps that could be defective and cause engines to stall while driving.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that upwards of 2.5 million vehicles are subject to the recall, which covers a host of different makes and models. Vehicles included in the recall:  2018-2020 Honda Accord, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Ridgeline, Odyssey, Acura ILX, MDX, MDX Hybrid, RDX, RLX, TLX; 2019-2020 Honda Insight, Passport; …
$13.4 Million Merger Brings Massive Beachfront Resort To Jersey Shore $13.4 Million Merger Brings Massive Beachfront Resort To Jersey Shore
$13.4 Million Merger Brings Massive Beachfront Resort To Jersey Shore Madison Resorts will open the largest resort in Cape May County next year, officials announced. Madison Resorts has purchased the Royal Hawaiian in Wildwood Crest for $13.4 million and will invest another $7 million for renovations. The Royal Hawaiian property will be united with the former Oceanview Motel next door which has been under construction since earlier this year. Together, the resort will offer more than 200 rooms, three restaurants, two pools, five conference rooms and two rooftop event spaces. The work on the former Oceanview Motel will wrap up soon with an opening date in e…