RUIZ FOOD PRODUCTS, INC., (June 2015): El Monterey, the #1 brand of frozen Mexican food in the United States, introduces a new Signature Breakfast Burritos flavor offering consumers an excellent source of protein. The El Monterey Signature Meat Lovers Breakfast Burritos a fresh baked tortilla filled with Egg, Sausage, Bacon and Cheese is currently available in both 12-count and single-serve packaging.
Todays parents are looking for breakfast foods that offer hearty and high quality options for their families, explains Rachel P. Cullen, President and CEO, Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Our Signature Meat Lovers Breakfast Burritos, made with real scrambled eggs, real cheese, sausage and bacon, are a great option.
Additional El Monterey Signature Breakfast Burritos (available in 12-count, 4-count and single-serve packaging) include:
Egg, Cheese & Jalape
USGA Announces Groupings and Starting Times for 68th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, Monday (July 20) and Tuesday (July 21), at 7,366-yard, par-72 Colleton River Plantation Clubs Pete Dye Course.
The U.S. Junior Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play on July 20 and 21, after which the 156-player field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will be six rounds of match play at Colleton River Plantation Clubs Pete Dye Course, starting July 22. The quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Friday, July 24. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Saturday, July 25, starting at 7 a.m. EDT.
Casa Velas dares adrenaline seekers to experience the Mexican Pacific from an all new vantage point with their Skydive Package offered in partnership with Skydive Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarits premier skydiving center. In addition to gourmet dining, premium drinks, beautifully appointed suites and other services standard in the luxury all-inclusive package, the Skydive Package also includes a $ 30 USD spa credit per adult per night, 10% discount in the boutique, unlimited golf at Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta, one dinner for two at any of the three gourmet
Teplis Travel has partnered with Frosch International Travel to create the most effective global, corporate travel solution available for its clients. Teplis is known for its responsive account managers, experienced agents, and hands-on senior executives. Teplis actively sought the right global partner to expand its services worldwide, and Frosch was the right choice. Frosch instantly expands Teplis reach with 1,400 agents located in Global Centers of Excellence: Hong Kong and Manila to serve the Asia/Pacific region; Dubai, London, Krakow & Tel Aviv for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Bogota, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo serve Latin America. These locations are on a single reservation platform and offer local currency, local ticketing and local content in over 50 countries, and the list is growing rapidly.
We looked at a lot of potential partners, said Gary Teplis, CEO of Teplis Travel. Many of the candidates had problems with seamless service, technology and reporting. Most other global travel entities are on different reservation systems through affiliates around the world. Teplis Frosch is the only player with one global, single platform service. Teplis agents can assist travelers in real time anywhere in the world, no matter the point of origin. As a Top TMC in the U.S. ranked by BTN and Travel Weekly, Teplis Frosch was the best choice.
The partnership launched in January, with both companies retaining their brand identities and corporate structure. Teplis Travel remains a leader in corporate travel services by maintaining the best reporting, fare search technology, traveler tracking, and instant flight & gate updates (available 24/7).
This expanded global capacity for Teplis has already helped us successfully recruit multi-national and global clients looking for better service. Teplis Travel hi-touch, cost-reduction strategies are now available locally… around the world, said Gary Teplis, CEO of Teplis.
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Teplis Travel provides responsive corporate travel services for corporations, associations, and other organizations with global business travel programs. The company has over 150 clients and regularly ranks among the top travel management companies in the United States. The company ranked 22nd among 4,309 companies tracked for quick response to internet inquiries. Teplis was the only travel company in the Top 100 on that list conducted by InsideSales.com which submitted a fictitious web lead and then tracked how fast companies responded by both email and by phone. For more information go to http://www.teplis.com
Frosch International Travel maintains a network of 1,400 professional travel agents located in Global Centers of Excellence in every time zone on the planet. Frosch is the worlds fourth largest travel management company, with over $ 1.4 billion in sales annually. The company leverages this volume to benefit its clients with private, negotiated airfares, rental car and hotel discounts on a global basis. To learn more go to http://www.frosch.com
For more information contact Gary Teplis at 800-669-6547, or gary.teplis(at)teplis(dot)com
Visit Pensacola Releases List of Top Summer Events in the Pensacola Bay Area
Located in the northwest region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico, the Pensacola Bay Area is home to award-winning sugar-white beaches, the Blue Angels and an event calendar brimming with festivals, sporting events, the arts and seasonal celebrations. Visit Pensacola looks forward to welcoming more than 3 million visitors who arrive year-round to experience the following major events that are uniquely Pensacola.
Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
One of the largest billfish tournaments in the country, the Pensacola International Billfish competition attracts local, regional and national anglers to Pensacola for the chance to win bragging rights and cash prizes. Curious spectators gather at the docks of Downtown Pensacola all weekend long to watch the teams arrive for the weigh-in.
Sertomas Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
The Fourth of July holiday is well-celebrated in Pensacola with packed crowds downtown at the annual Sertoma Celebration. Take the whole family downtown to celebrate the Fourth of July with a day full of games, arts and crafts vendors, hot-dog eating contests, live entertainment and music followed by a dazzling nighttime fireworks display over Pensacola Bay. Deemed the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast, the pyrotechnics show is synchronized to music broadcast over the radio.
Red, White and Blues Pensacola Beach Airshow
The week begins with a bang on the Fourth of July with a dazzling fireworks display over the Pensacola Beach sound. A few days later, the Blues take over the skyline. The Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show is one of the most popular on their schedule, bringing thousands to the beach to watch the Navys prestigious flight demonstration squadron show off their skills and aeronautic acrobatics.
Gulf Coast Summer Fest
Get ready for 12-plus hours of non-stop music at the 2015 Gulf Coast Summer Fest. This year the annual all-day music party moves indoors to the Pensacola Bay Center. Summer Fest celebrates R&B, Jazz, and Southern Soul Blues music and brings in artists from all over the country. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s artists.
Taste of the Beach
One of the areas favorite culinary events, the 2015 Taste of the Beach festival will feature New Orleans Chef John Besh as this years celebrity chef, a VIP party, cooking demonstrations and food samplings from Pensacolas finest chefs who showcase their favorite coastal cuisine.
Perdido Key Pirate Festival
The 3rd annual Perdido Key Pirate Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, International Talk Like A Pirate Day! The family-friendly event features fun activities for all ages. It has shopping vendors, treasure hunts, pirate music and dancing, prizes, and delicious food. The event will be held at Big Lagoon State Park, located off Gulf Beach Highway in Perdido Key, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For a complete list of 2015 events in the Pensacola Bay area, including upcoming performances, art exhibits, festivals and sporting events, visit http://www.visitpensacola.com.
About Visit Pensacola
Visit Pensacola leads the effort of economic development through tourism in Escambia County. Comprised of over 200 member businesses, Visit Pensacolas mission is to position the Pensacola Bay Area as a premier year-round travel destination through tourism marketing, communications, meetings and conventions, reunions and group tour initiatives. For more information about Visit Pensacola, call 1-800-874-1234 (toll-free) or go to http://www.VisitPensacola.com.
Yogurtlands Third Annual Flavor Quest Brings Culinary Highlights of the World to the Land of Frozen Yogurt; Yogurtland Introduces First Cultured Gelato
Yogurtlands big international flavor mixer, serving up sensational new flavors inspired by destinations from all around the world, arrives once again when Yogurtlands third annual Flavor Quest begins today.
From today thorugh May 10, Yogurtland locations will take its valued frozen yogurt lovers on a global experience like no other. This culinary journey will introduce 10 completely new flavors, in honor of 10 countries around the world, adding them to its already impressive list of delicious tarts and tongue-tantalizing blends of frozen yogurt. One of these flavors, Peanut Nougat with Almond Butter and Honey, is the companys first cultured gelato offering. This rich and delicious cultured gelato flavor is made with whole milk for a creamier, more indulgent taste.
And if thats not enough, Yogurtlands Real Rewards members will have the opportunity to enjoy their smooth treats for free.
Yogurtlands Real Rewards members land first class every time they visit one of the deliciously vibrant locations. With each visit using the Real Rewards mobile app or by swiping their rewards card, members earn one Sweet Spot icon per visit. When five Sweet Spots are accumulated, five free ounces of yogurt are automatically rewarded. For intense cravings, ten Sweet Spots supplies 10 ounces of deliciousness.
Each must-try flavor will only be available for two to four weeks at a time before making way for the next honorary flavor. With all flavors mastered and finely tuned by Yogurtlands very own chief flavorologist, Scott Shoemaker, the flavors being introduced into the spotlight for the first time ever are:
Kopi Luwak Coffee Direct From Indonesia By IndoFoodStore.com
The largest online retailer of Indonesian Food, Indo Food Store has unveiled the highest quality coffee in the world: Coffee Luwak. Coffee Luwak is not only the finest tasting coffee in the world, it is also a delicacy across the globe. In addition to this rare and unique coffee, Indo Food Store has also updated categories with coffee candy by Kopiko and Sate, a staple of Indonesian cuisine.
Coffee Luwak is not an average coffee blend, in fact, it is the rarest and most sought after beverage today. Deep in the heart of Indonesia, the Luwak animal, also referred to as the Asian Palm Civet, wanders around the wild searching for coffee berries. Once these cat-like animals consume the coffee beans, their digestional tract cleanses the coffee beans of their acidity. After the beans have been defecated, tribespeople of Indonesia delve into the wild to collect these coffee beans from the feces of the Luwaks.
Once the beans from these Luwaks have been retrieved, the beans are cleaned thoroughly and roasted to be sent directly to Indo Food Store. The result of this whole process is a smooth, delicious, and unique coffee unlike any other: Indonesian Kopi Luwak Coffee. Now, for the very first time, Indo Food Store has made this luxurious coffee brew available everywhere in the United States.
In addition to the introduction of the most expensive coffee in the world, coffee luwak, Indo Food Store has bolstered its selection with commodities such as Kopiko coffee & candy, Indonesian spices, and Sate. Kopiko candy is a unique and trendy coffee-flavored treat perfect for every occasion. In response to the high demand for exotic Indonesian spices, the widest selection of Indonesian spices & seasoning is now available all at Indo Food Store, including Galangal, Coriander, and Salam. Furthermore, an Indonesian meal would not be complete without the presence of Sate. For the entire month of June, the ingredients for sate will be available in packages for a discounted price.
All of the products on IndoFoodStore.com are available now to satisfy every craving. Coffee Luwak, Kopiko Candy, Indonesian spices and Sate are only a small sample of the exotic merchandise available. IndoFoodStore.com is growing rapidly and will contrinue to add more products available to purchase from their website.
About Indo Food Store:
IndoFoodStore.com is the largest retailer of Indonesian food products online with 1,000+ Indonesian grocery store items such as Indonesian Sambal Chili Sauce, Indonesian Spices Instant Seasoning, Noodles, Kecap, Krupuk, De Ruijter, Snacks, Desserts, Drinks, and exclusives such as Jeruk Limau, Best Fried Onion, Gula Jawa much more on Indo Food Store’s Indonesian Food Online Grocery Store!
Fast Casual Pizza Franchise Uncle Maddio’s Continues Growth in Atlanta area with Opening June 13 of Uncle Maddio’s in Newnan, GA
Popular Atlanta-based Uncle Maddios Pizza Joint will open its first restaurant in Newnan, Ga., on June 12, 2015, located at 371 Newnan Crossing Bypass, across from the Ashley Park Shopping Center. Franchisee Mike Uehling announced plans for the grand opening celebration for Saturday, June 13 with free 3-topping 9-inch pizza for everyone in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The restaurant will have other special offers for its grand opening celebration. Also on Saturday, June 13, the restaurant will serve $ 2 drafts all day and live music from Trenton Ewing from 5-8 p.m. On Sunday, June 14, kids will eat free from 3-5 p.m., and on Monday, June 15, guests can choose any 3-topping 9-inch pizza for only $ 5.55.
Also opening in June is a new Smyrna Uncle Maddios located at 4340 East-West Connector South Cobb Drive in the Old Ivy Village.
Before I was a franchisee I was a fan of the restaurant, said Mike Uehling, Uncle Maddios franchisee. My wife Kelly-Blaine and I love the food, the served with love culture, and cant wait to bring it to our new hometown.
Uehling is no stranger to the restaurant business. He spent the past 15 years in the industry working for Ruby Tuesdays, and also served as manager for the Chilis restaurant in Times Square in New York City. Uehlings wife, Kelly-Blaine, who grew up in Fayetteville, has joined him as a partner in the business and both of them look forward to making Newnan their hometown.
The opening of the Newnan restaurants will mark the 13th Uncle Maddios locations in Atlanta and the 14th in the state. The fast-casual build-your-own pizza concept has expanded quickly after starting in Atlanta six years ago. This summer Uncle Maddios will also be opening Atlanta area locations in Loganville. Uncle Maddios recently signed an eight unit development deal for the western suburbs of Atlanta (Douglasville, Carrollton) and northern suburbs in North Fulton, North DeKalb, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.
Atlanta is our home and the state of Georgia will always be a priority market for us, said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddios. Newnan residents who have visited our restaurants in Atlanta have loved them and we are happy to finally bring a convenient location to the Newnan community.
Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio’s has signed franchise agreements with 55 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio’s franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John’s, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John’s, Domino’s, Golden Corral and Five Guys. Uncle Maddio’s is on track to have 300 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development and is opening units every 10 days.
Uncle Maddio’s offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. More than 30 menu items are made fresh daily in-house. For those with dietary restrictions, Uncle Maddio’s serves up a huge selection of healthful options such as whole wheat and gluten-free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. Create-your-own signature salads and toasted Panini sandwiches round out the Italian-style menu. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.
For more information on Uncle Maddios Pizza Joint, visit http://www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit http://www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ or contact Roger Wagerman at franchising(at)unclemaddios(dot)com.
About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint. With more than 1,000 Pizza Makers making more than 2,000,000 gourmet pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is category leader of the create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 33 locations in 14 states, Uncle Maddio’s opened 10 restaurants in 2014 and earned a 300 percent growth rate over the last three years. With more than 225 units in development, Uncle Maddios is projected to double in size in 2015. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for under $ 8. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free, Uncle Maddio’s has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant’s unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted Paninis and gourmet salads – all prepared with locally sourced ingredients (when available) and salad dressings and 30 other menu items that are made on-site daily. Uncle Maddio’s ‘Served with Love’ philosophy and restaurant is for everyone -children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart – and serves the guests and communities it is a part of. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio’s management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Markets are available nationwide for franchise partner development including Texas, Ohio, and New Jersey.
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Cook Like a Pro at Home: Iron Chef Jose Garces Spices Up the Holidays with Chorizo-Cornbread Stuffing
Want to introduce a little South American flair to the all-American Thanksgiving turkey dinner? A fresh, new recipe you may want to try this year is Chef Jose Garces zesty chorizo-cornbread stuffing.
Chef Garces loves stuffing as a holiday side and likes to make his own special blend of succulent and spice. According to Garces, stuffing is always everyone’s favorite side at any holiday celebration during the meal and for leftovers so I always make sure to have extra on hand. This version has a hint of spice from the chorizo, and stays super moist thanks to the cornbread.
When cooking this special holiday dish, Chef Garces turns up his BlueStar pro appliance to provide a cooking experience in his home that only can be matched by a restaurant kitchen environment. Chef Garces designed his BlueStar for the comfort of cooking at home a white 48-inch RNB model with griddle and also installed a high-performance, extraordinarily beautiful Prizer Hood in the kitchen of his country retreat a perfect setting for any holiday gathering. Chef Garces says he loves his BlueStar because, the precise control available to me from my BlueStar oven ensures a perfect result every time, with an even temperature throughout the stuffing. I don’t have to worry about overly crispy edges with an underdone middle.
Enter to Win Chef Jose Garces Latin Road Home Cookbook
Since opening his first restaurant in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as one of the nations leading chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen restaurants in five cities. He is the 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundations Best Chef Mid-Atlantic award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef. In addition, Chef Garces is the owner of 40-acre Luna Farm in Bucks County, PA, where he and his team grow much of the produce for his Philadelphia restaurants. He is also the proprietor of one of the nations best-loved food trucks, Distrito Taco Truck. His newest cookbook, The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, October 2012), a culinary and cultural tour of Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, can be yours CLICK here on Facebook and enter for a chance to win.