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6 Reasons Orlando is a Top Destination for Restaurant Headquarters

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 18, 2019 12:13:11 PM

Featuring a world-class restaurant scene, millions of annual visitors and a history rooted in both technology and customer service, Orlando is a “best kept secret” to global restaurant headquarters like Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris and Sonny’s Barbecue.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality, Dining

Orlando Ranks Top City for Vegans and Vegetarians

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Nov 27, 2017 11:16:03 AM

With a large variety of entirely vegan menus and chefs, Orlandoans never run out of affordable options to eat meat-free. Orlando’s restaurants cater to the regions booming population of millennials demanding sustainable, ethical and plant-based cuisine, at the right price. WalletHub determined the cheapest places for a plant-based diet by comparing 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 key indicators that adhere to the vegan and vegetarian consumer. Orlando ranked number three, right behind foodie giants like New York and Portland.

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Topics: Rankings, Dining

Here’s What Really Sparks Orlando’s Booming Coffee Culture

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 6, 2017 10:18:10 AM

Since the Age of Enlightenment, coffee houses have been a symbol of innovation and a signal of society’s prospering creative class. With a vast array of original coffee shops where the drink is not just a fuel for work – but a way of life – Orlando’s coffee culture is gaining visible momentum. Orlando was ranked as a top city in America for coffee lovers by WalletHub, signaling that not only is there a caffeine fix waiting for you around every corner, but also that Orlando is a growing hub for creativity and innovation. From award-winning brews to classic hipster hangouts, there’s a lot more to Orlando’s coffee scene than you might think.

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Topics: Rankings, Dining, Arts and Culture

Orlando Ranks Top Fun City in America

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 25, 2017 1:03:27 PM

Orlando is known as the home of happiness – so it’s no wonder that WalletHub ranks Orlando in the top fun city in the U.S.. With warm weather all year, a flourishing arts scene, and internationally renowned attractions right in our backyard, there’s no end to the fun that Orlando has to offer.

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Topics: Rankings, Things To Do, Dining

Orlando's Rising Culinary Scene

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 2, 2017 3:37:00 PM

Orlando's culinary scene heating up. Recently rated a top foodie city in the U.S. by WalletHub, Orlando has already made significant national headlines. Orlando’s food scene has been featured in The Boston Globe (here and here), The Toronto Sun, Style BluePrint, Delta Magazine, New York Magazine and Thrillist

National recognition for Orlando chefs and restaurants has also been on the rise. Two Orlando chefs were nominated for the national James Beard award. Three Orlando restaurants were featured in celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Orlando’s foodie scene recently welcomed the re-opening of Guy Fieri’s the famous Planet Hollywood, and Orlando hotspot Redlight Redlight was highlighted in USA Today’s 10 Best BrewPubs of 2017.

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Topics: Rankings, Collaboration, Sustainability, Dining, Entrepreneurship

Orlando's Dynamic and Diverse Dining Scene

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Mar 16, 2017 1:56:36 PM

Orlando’s dynamic dining scene is a real dichotomy: we’ve got celebrity chefs and innovative restaurateurs, but we’ve also got the best Puerto Rican mofongo, Asian char kway teow and Peruvian ceviche in tiny, tucked-away eateries.

We’re a town without a true cultural identity because we are a melting pot with strong Hispanic, Latino, Asian and Southern roots. Our food reflects this incredible diversity and independence with a new wave of independent restaurants springing up – from food trucks to haute cuisine.

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Topics: Dining, Inclusive

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