Biz Beat: On bacon, birthdays, things mislaid and gained

February 22, 2015 - bbq set

Bacon, it seems. is all over a place these days. we remember my co-worker Marijke Rowland bringing in maple bacon cupcakes from The Cupcake Lady a integrate of years behind when she wrote about a bakery. we suspicion they sounded ridiculous, and of course, when we attempted them, they were ridiculously good.

This week, Little Caesars announced a bacon pizza. That in itself isn’t terribly new, though a proceed is: The sides of a deep-dish pizza are wrapped in bacon. Three and a half feet of it, according to a news recover from a company.

That’s a lot of bacon. And it reminds me of one of my favorite shirts, that we saw during Disneyland about a same time we attempted a cupcake. It read, “Roses are red, bacon is good, rhyming is tough … mmmm, bacon.”

ELSEWHERE AROUND THE BUSINESS BEAT – One of a neighbors only distinguished a birthday, and it’s a large one. According to a news recover that came in recently, Thomas P. Raley non-stop his initial grocery store on Main Street in Placerville on Feb. 16, 1935.

The association has altered and grown in a 80 years since, now handling 128 stores with roughly 13,000 employees.

“My family and we are unapproachable of how a association has grown over a final 8 decades, and unapproachable that we continue to yield high-quality, uninformed and internal products and well-developed patron use – only like my grandfather set out to do in 1935,” Mike Teel, Raley’s boss and CEO, pronounced in a release.

Not all that distant behind Raley’s is Modesto-based Save Mart; a initial of those stores non-stop in 1952.

▪ So it turns out we was wrong about a Habit Burger Grill. we wrote in a midweek mainstay that a Santa Barbara-based sequence was entrance to Modesto, going into a selling core during McHenry and Briggsmore avenues. we was right about that, though we was wrong about this being a restaurant’s initial incursion into a Northern San Joaquin Valley.

There is a Habit on Mar Lane in Stockton. Thank we so most to everybody who called or emailed to let me know about my mistake – we always essay for accuracy. Furthermore, interjection for those who also took a time to tell me a bit about a restaurant. It sounds like good stuff.

▪ After 3 years in business, Earl’s BBQ in Denair has closed.

A note on a restaurant’s now-defunct Facebook page remarkable a closure, that occurred on Valentine’s Day. The owners pronounced a preference was done with complicated hearts, though with thankfulness for a business they served.

I wish a Earl’s folks find success in whatever they do next. we picked adult grill from there a time or dual – and it was delicious.

▪ And here’s my initial Business Beat cliffhanger: Next week, we am going to tell we about a new grill designed for Hilmar with a really informed name behind it.

Sometime in a subsequent month or so, you’ll be means to cocktail into Lola Bistro and Express by John Surla. He talked to me about his plan, and it sounds like a neat idea, mixing some of what goes into Surla’s in downtown Modesto with some-more of a cafe-type vibe.

Lola is named for Surla’s grandmother, who taught his mom and, in turn, him how to cook. If we have been to Surla’s, afterwards we know she did a really good job.

Look for some-more information about Lola in subsequent week’s column. In a meantime, there’s a employing eventuality for Lola. Interviews will be conducted during Surla’s, 431 12th St., Modesto, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Mar 5. Interested field should move their résumés.

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