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Local Business Spotlight: Buddy Brew Coffee

Local Business Spotlight: Buddy Brew Coffee For anyone familiar with South Tampa or the Florida caffeine scene, you might have heard of Buddy Brew Coffee. This locally established beverage brand was founded by Dave and Susan Ward in 2008. After researching the industry and discovering that “nothing beats coffee made from freshly roasted beans,” they knew they had to do it themselves. …The rest is history!  Now, Buddy Brew Coffee is selling specialty coffee beverages in several of their own shops and they are partnering with other Continue reading →

How do you do Fresh Kitchen at Home?

If you’re Fresh Kitchen obsessed like us, you might have thought about mimicking the bowl ingredients at home. That’s exactly what Michelle Stark, Tampa Bay Times food editor, did with FK’s Almond-Crusted Chicken Tenders. Even if you’re not creative in the kitchen, trying to remake your favorite bowl at home doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out Michelle’s go-to, homemade chicken tender recipe below! Let us know on social media if you tried this recipe or any other FK renditions in your own kitchen!

4 Ways to Stay Cool for the Summer

4 Ways to Stay Cool for the Summer Summer is officially upon us, and as we all know, dealing with the Florida heat during this season can sometimes be unbearable. That’s why we are giving you 4 ways you can take a break from the sun and chill out at your favorite Ciccio Restaurant Group concepts. 1. Order Frosé. If you have been on Instagram in the last year, you have definitely passed by an image of this frozen rosé beverage. This trendy drink, pronounced FRO-zay, is the perfect Continue reading →

Fresh Kitchen Prepares to Expand Across Florida Alongside Covelli

Fresh Kitchen Prepares to Expand Across Florida Alongside Covelli This week, Ciccio Restaurant Group was excited to announce a new joint venture partnership between Fresh Kitchen and the Covelli Family Limited Partnership. CFLP, a franchisee of Panera LLC, owns and operates 77 Panera Bread locations in Tampa, Orlando and along the East Coast of Florida.  CRG is excited for Kevin Ricci, owner of CFLP, to join Fresh Kitchen’s board of directors and assist the company in opening several new FK locations across Florida in the next couple Continue reading →

The Countdown to Boca Raton Begins!

The Countdown to Boca Raton Begins! Ciccio Restaurant Group is just a little over a month away from the March 28th grand opening of Fresh Kitchen Boca Raton! The FK team is excited to branch away from the west coast of Florida and establish their first store in the east. Expanding into a brand new market can only be made possible with hard work from the central office team, brand presidents, and the FK managers and staff. This past weekend, all of these members came together to Continue reading →

What’s New at The Lodge?

What’s New at The Lodge?  We’re excited to unveil new menu specials as The Lodge. Our favorite local bloggers like Tampa Bay Eats Out, Tampa Food Review, and Eat Tampa have stopped by to give them a try, so what are you waiting for? The new samurai king roll features tempura asparagus and shrimp, salmon and cream cheese tempura-fried then topped with warn spicy krab, tempura crisps and roe drizzled with wasabi aioli and sweet chili-coconut sauce. Give your sushi game a twist by ordering the Continue reading →

What’s New at Ciccio Cali?

At Ciccio Cali, California inspired bowls, brick oven pizzas, and fresh wraps are all made to order. Whether you visit during lunch time, dinner, or weekend brunch, you can always expect delicious gluten free menu options and daily specials served up in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Ciccio Cali is excited to introduce brand new brunch, lunch, and dinner specials now available at the Brandon, St.Petersburg, and Tampa Palms locations. Stop by for lunch and dinner to try out the Winter Wonderland burger featuring a fresh brisket and ground beef patty stacked with Continue reading →

Partner Spotlight: Dave Pullman

Partner Spotlight: Dave Pullman  For 20 years, Ciccio Restaurant Group has been built on successful partnerships. With seven restaurant concepts under their belts, CRG is ready to make their first move away from the west coast of Florida. In conjunction with owner/founder Steven Lanza, David Pullman who has worked with CRG in various management roles over the last 5 years, will be spearheading the South Florida expansion of CRG’s build-your-own bowl restaurant, Fresh Kitchen. About David:  Originally from New York, Pullman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Continue reading →

2017 Food Trends We’re Keeping Our Eyes On

2017 Food Trends We’re Keeping Our Eyes On Viral food trends like poké, rainbow-colored bagels, acai bowls, frosé, Thai rolled ice cream, and mega milkshakes dominated 2016. Restaurants around foodie towns such as New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles were some of the first to display what would catch on at stores around the rest of the world. As a company that owns 7 unique restaurant concepts, it is Ciccio Restaurant Group’s goal to stay on top of these trends and anticipate what will Continue reading →

Blogger Rechael Roe Experiences Ciccio Cali

Blogger Rechael Roe Experiences Ciccio Cali We were thrilled when fashion and lifestyle blogger, Rechael Roe, agreed to come in for a visit to Ciccio Cali Brandon last week!  She was able to try menu favorites like the Hot & Crunchy Tuna Bowl, Vegan Bowl, and Tuscan Pizza. Read about her experience below or check out the original blog post here. You can also follow Rechael on Instagram for daily food, fashion, and lifestyle updates. California Inspired Food-Ciccio Cali by Rechael Roe I was delighted to Continue reading →