Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: "Start a business or go to college."The business route won and the Murrell family opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia.
Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the Murrell family served only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Press paid attention. Customers voted the burger"#1" in the metro area.
During the 1980's and 1990's the Murrell family perfected their simple system. Five Guys was The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns. A fifth brother was born and, as their family grew, so did their business. Four more restaurants with sit-down seating were added to accommodate the growing clientele.
Early in 2003 Jerry and Janie, together with the five"guys" began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, Five Guys Enterprises sold options for over 300 units. The overwhelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news with articles in trade publications such as Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Business Magazine, and the Franchise Times.
Now, over 20 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide and over 1500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world.
Blaze Pizza’s name was derived from how quickly a create-your-own pizza can be “Fast Fire’d” in an 800-degree open-flame oven – an average cook time is 180 seconds. Customers begin by choosing which of the fresh ingredients they’d like on their pizza pie. As they work their way down the assembly line, staff assist the customer at each step resulting in a unique custom pizza each time. When they arrive at the end of the line, their custom-built pizza is ready to be cooked in record time.
The company’s culture encourages customer self expression and individuality. Phrases such as “Cause a Scene Every Day”, “Be Unconventionally Wise”, “There is No Wrong Way to Play” and “Keep Your Feet Firmly Planted Off the Ground” are accompanied by full-wall visual graphics within the interior space of a Blaze Pizza. The company’s slogan is “Intelligent Choices for Our Pizzas, People & Planet.”
"The best ice cream in the world" started out as the vision of Mr. Reuben Mattus and continued throughout his life. He began in 1921, selling ice cream in the streets of New York. Soon, he dreamed of creating nothing but the finest ice cream using only the finest and purest ingredients.
In 1961, Mr. Mattus decided to form a new company dedicated to producing his new super-premium ice cream. He called this new brand “Häagen-Dazs” – a name that conveys an aura of old world tradition and premium quality. The original product line included just three flavors: vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Mr. Mattus then passionately spent six years searching for strawberries sweet and full-flavored enough to meet the brand’s impeccable standard of quality for his premium strawberry ice cream.
The Häagen-Dazs brand quickly developed a loyal following. Its early success and praise was created by word of mouth. As passionate enthusiasm grew for this rich and creamy treat, the brand also grew. When the first Häagen-Dazs shop opened in 1976, it was an immediate success, and the brand’s popularity continued. By the mid 1980s, the taste of Häagen-Dazs ice cream was introduced internationally.
Häagen-Dazs created the super-premium ice cream category, and it continued to attract attention in 1986, when it introduced ice cream bars, followed by Frozen Yogurt in 1991 and Sorbet in 1993. Häagen-Dazs has continued to innovate and set standards for luxurious ice cream with the addition of Häagen-Dazs Crispy Sandwich™ and Dolce™, a three-layer sensation with mouth-watering flavors.
Today, Häagen-Dazs is a truly international brand leader, with sales in more than 850 shops in more than 50 countries. Devoted to creating exceptional new luxurious and indulgent dessert experiences, Häagen-Dazs releases exciting new flavors every year.
To people the world over, Häagen-Dazs simply means the very finest ice cream that money can buy.
The Greek Mediterranean diet has been proven for numerous health benefits and a healthier lifestyle using fresh non-processed ingredients and olive oil.
By using better ingredients and shifting to sustainable, eco-friendly, organic choices, EONS will help push the food industry in the right direction with better choices.
FOOD FOR LIFE
The EONS spiral symbol is the symbol for life incorporated in the motive of EONS as is provides food for life.
EONS mission is to provide great quality healthy Greek food accessible to everyone for an affordable price at a fast pace. Chef George Georgiades has led some of best Greek kitchens and is happy to bring quality quickly, customized and affordable to everyone!
From humble beginnings as a New York City hot dog cart to a world-renowned international restaurant chain, The Halal Guys story is the quintessential American Dream. The Halal Guys is defining a new, thriving segment for the restaurant industry: American Halal Food!
The Halal Guys legend began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened up a hot dog cart on West 53rd & 6th Avenue in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal food meal. That is when the famous platter of chicken and gyro over rice was born. And let’s not forget about the famous white and red sauces!
Fast-forward 25 years, five carts, two New York City restaurants, and millions of diverse customers served, The Halal Guys is growing yet again. Fans no longer have to be in NY.
Auntie Anne's got its start in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand in a Pennsylvania farmer's market. After some experimentation, "Auntie" Anne created a masterpiece — the same freshly baked goodness you know and love today.
CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE IS OUR PURPOSE
At Auntie Anne’s, a commitment to giving back isn’t merely a motto that hangs on a wall. It’s not a marketing stunt. From day one 30 years ago, giving back has been woven into the fabric of the company. “Auntie” Anne Beiler started baking pretzels to help fund her husband’s desire to provide free family counseling services for their community. He ultimately realized his dream and opened a counseling center. In, as she calls it, “a twist of fate,” Anne found her true calling as an unlikely entrepreneur, taking her business from a single farmer’s market stand to the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise. Throughout it all, Anne remained steadfast in her commitment to giving back, saying, “Caring for other people is the purpose of Auntie Anne’s.”
OUR FOOD VALUES
We’ve created CoreLife Eatery to bring clean, healthy and great tasting foods to everyone every day. We feature hearty bowls that are complete meals in themselves featuring greens, grains and bone broths. All of our ingredients are free of GMO’s, trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners and other artificial additives. Our chicken and steak are sustainably raised, and never ever given antibiotics or hormones. We buy local when and where we can, in fact, check out our “local” wall to see what’s in season around us. We also believe that hiring local team members to prepare our food, and paying them well, is much better than having it come “ready to eat” from a manufacturing plant across the country.
SHARING THE MESSAGE
We are passionate about helping everyone take charge of their life through the food they eat. We want to create conversations about how great it feels to eat real food. Our restaurants and our social media focus on promoting the power of clean and healthy food to enhance performance. The truth is that what you eat every day is the ultimate performance enhancer. Whether you’re on the court or just trying to keep up with life, your energy and results are directly connected to what you eat. We want to promote unlimited peak performance for everyone. Join us in our mission to spread the word about the food we eat and raise awareness to the power of real food. This isn’t the easiest way to create a restaurant but we know there are plenty of active people out there looking for a real solution. Life is not a spectator sport…game on! It’s go time!
FRESH LOCAL MEETS CASUAL COOL
Free of formality and artifice, B2 Bistro + Bar is the perfect destination for everyone from hip, socially-connected Millennials to discerning, worldly Boomers. At all of our locations, we offer a casual, welcoming atmosphere, an exceptional menu with five-star food presentation, an active and well-stocked bar, and fabulous service and hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon!