Category Archives: Atlanta Business Journal

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SweetWater only Georgia brewer to make Brewers Association’s ‘Top 50 Breweries of 2015’

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

SweetWater Brewing Co. remained the No. 18 craft brewer in the United States, according to The Brewers Association.

Every year, the not-for-profit trade group publishes a list of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the country based on beer sales volume.

In the latest ranking, Atlanta’s SweetWater is No. 18 on the craft brewer list and No. 25 overall, but it could move up those lists in coming years when its second brewery in the western United States and third in the central United…

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​Yumbii adding eco-friendly truck

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Yumbii, which launched Atlanta’s first food truck, is adding a third, eco-friendly truck to its fleet.

Called the “Super Food Truck,” the vehicle will hit the road in a few weeks. Yumbii says it’s the first of its kind on the East Coast.

In an announcement, the company said: “Customized for Yumbii in Los Angeles, the eco-friendly, low-emissions Super Food Truck runs on diesel fuel. While most trucks and buses emit toxic air pollution in idle, Yumbii’s new truck is clean-idle certified.…

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​Yumbii adding eco-friendly truck

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Yumbii, which launched Atlanta’s first food truck, is adding a third, eco-friendly truck to its fleet.

Called the “Super Food Truck,” the vehicle will hit the road in a few weeks. Yumbii says it’s the first of its kind on the East Coast.

In an announcement, the company said: “Customized for Yumbii in Los Angeles, the eco-friendly, low-emissions Super Food Truck runs on diesel fuel. While most trucks and buses emit toxic air pollution in idle, Yumbii’s new truck is clean-idle certified.…

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​Yumbii adding eco-friendly truck

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Yumbii, which launched Atlanta’s first food truck, is adding a third, eco-friendly truck to its fleet.

Called the “Super Food Truck,” the vehicle will hit the road in a few weeks. Yumbii says it’s the first of its kind on the East Coast.

In an announcement, the company said: “Customized for Yumbii in Los Angeles, the eco-friendly, low-emissions Super Food Truck runs on diesel fuel. While most trucks and buses emit toxic air pollution in idle, Yumbii’s new truck is clean-idle certified.…

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​Yumbii adding eco-friendly truck

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Yumbii, which launched Atlanta’s first food truck, is adding a third, eco-friendly truck to its fleet.

Called the “Super Food Truck,” the vehicle will hit the road in a few weeks. Yumbii says it’s the first of its kind on the East Coast.

In an announcement, the company said: “Customized for Yumbii in Los Angeles, the eco-friendly, low-emissions Super Food Truck runs on diesel fuel. While most trucks and buses emit toxic air pollution in idle, Yumbii’s new truck is clean-idle certified.…

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How high are beer taxes in Georgia?

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Fancy yourself a beer geek and also live in Georgia? Congratulations… you also pay one of the highest tax rates in the nation for that delightful beverage.

Luckily, the rate isn’t super expensive.

The non-partisan Tax Foundation has ranked the states based on how high their excise taxes are for beer.

Georgia has the ninth-highest rate in America, with a beer tax of 48 cents per gallon.

Wyoming has the lowest tax at 2 cents a gallon. Georgia’s northern neighbor Tennessee has the highest…

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How high are beer taxes in Georgia?

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Fancy yourself a beer geek and also live in Georgia? Congratulations… you also pay one of the highest tax rates in the nation for that delightful beverage.

Luckily, the rate isn’t super expensive.

The non-partisan Tax Foundation has ranked the states based on how high their excise taxes are for beer.

Georgia has the ninth-highest rate in America, with a beer tax of 48 cents per gallon.

Wyoming has the lowest tax at 2 cents a gallon. Georgia’s northern neighbor Tennessee has the highest…

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How high are beer taxes in Georgia?

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Fancy yourself a beer geek and also live in Georgia? Congratulations… you also pay one of the highest tax rates in the nation for that delightful beverage.

Luckily, the rate isn’t super expensive.

The non-partisan Tax Foundation has ranked the states based on how high their excise taxes are for beer.

Georgia has the ninth-highest rate in America, with a beer tax of 48 cents per gallon.

Wyoming has the lowest tax at 2 cents a gallon. Georgia’s northern neighbor Tennessee has the highest…

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How high are beer taxes in Georgia?

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Fancy yourself a beer geek and also live in Georgia? Congratulations… you also pay one of the highest tax rates in the nation for that delightful beverage.

Luckily, the rate isn’t super expensive.

The non-partisan Tax Foundation has ranked the states based on how high their excise taxes are for beer.

Georgia has the ninth-highest rate in America, with a beer tax of 48 cents per gallon.

Wyoming has the lowest tax at 2 cents a gallon. Georgia’s northern neighbor Tennessee has the highest…

Read full article >>

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How high are beer taxes in Georgia?

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Fancy yourself a beer geek and also live in Georgia? Congratulations… you also pay one of the highest tax rates in the nation for that delightful beverage.

Luckily, the rate isn’t super expensive.

The non-partisan Tax Foundation has ranked the states based on how high their excise taxes are for beer.

Georgia has the ninth-highest rate in America, with a beer tax of 48 cents per gallon.

Wyoming has the lowest tax at 2 cents a gallon. Georgia’s northern neighbor Tennessee has the highest…

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Atlantans among James Beard Foundation award finalists

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Atlanta’s Staplehouse is among six finalists for Best New Restaurant to be awarded by the James Beard Foundation in May.

The casual neighborhood restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward made it to the final round of nominees for the top honor in the 2016 James Beard Awards honoring restaurants and chefs. The foundation also honors the best in food and beverage writing, broadcast media and journalism, as well as restaurant design.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)…

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Atlantans among James Beard Foundation award finalists

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Atlanta’s Staplehouse is among six finalists for Best New Restaurant to be awarded by the James Beard Foundation in May.

The casual neighborhood restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward made it to the final round of nominees for the top honor in the 2016 James Beard Awards honoring restaurants and chefs. The foundation also honors the best in food and beverage writing, broadcast media and journalism, as well as restaurant design.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)…

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Atlantans among James Beard Foundation award finalists

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Atlanta’s Staplehouse is among six finalists for Best New Restaurant to be awarded by the James Beard Foundation in May.

The casual neighborhood restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward made it to the final round of nominees for the top honor in the 2016 James Beard Awards honoring restaurants and chefs. The foundation also honors the best in food and beverage writing, broadcast media and journalism, as well as restaurant design.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)…

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Atlantans among James Beard Foundation award finalists

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Atlanta’s Staplehouse is among six finalists for Best New Restaurant to be awarded by the James Beard Foundation in May.

The casual neighborhood restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward made it to the final round of nominees for the top honor in the 2016 James Beard Awards honoring restaurants and chefs. The foundation also honors the best in food and beverage writing, broadcast media and journalism, as well as restaurant design.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)…

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Atlantans among James Beard Foundation award finalists

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Atlanta’s Staplehouse is among six finalists for Best New Restaurant to be awarded by the James Beard Foundation in May.

The casual neighborhood restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward made it to the final round of nominees for the top honor in the 2016 James Beard Awards honoring restaurants and chefs. The foundation also honors the best in food and beverage writing, broadcast media and journalism, as well as restaurant design.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Steven Satterfield (Miller Union)…

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​New Starbucks planned for Sandy Springs

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

A new Starbucks could come to a busy intersection in Sandy Springs.

The coffee shop would rise near the intersection of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Hammond Drive, according to a source familiar with Starbucks’ expansion plans. The site is next to a Charles Schwab location and across the street from Concourse Corporate Center.

It would be a freestanding Starbucks with a drive-thru.

A lease could be signed this week. Site work could also kick off this week.

The deal marks more changes for that…

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Creature Comforts releases Cosmik Debris in cans

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s seasonal Double IPA release Cosmik Debris is back and for the first time available in cans.

Cosmik Debris is the Athens, Ga.-based brewery’s second seasonal beer to be sold in cans.

“Cosmik Debris is a modern take on a Double IPA that features more than five-and-a-half pounds of hops per barrel,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp, in statement. “The beer is released in March because the freshest and most choice hops are made available to brewers…

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Creature Comforts releases Cosmik Debris in cans

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s seasonal Double IPA release Cosmik Debris is back and for the first time available in cans.

Cosmik Debris is the Athens, Ga.-based brewery’s second seasonal beer to be sold in cans.

“Cosmik Debris is a modern take on a Double IPA that features more than five-and-a-half pounds of hops per barrel,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp, in statement. “The beer is released in March because the freshest and most choice hops are made available to brewers…

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Creature Comforts releases Cosmik Debris in cans

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s seasonal Double IPA release Cosmik Debris is back and for the first time available in cans.

Cosmik Debris is the Athens, Ga.-based brewery’s second seasonal beer to be sold in cans.

“Cosmik Debris is a modern take on a Double IPA that features more than five-and-a-half pounds of hops per barrel,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp, in statement. “The beer is released in March because the freshest and most choice hops are made available to brewers…

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Creature Comforts releases Cosmik Debris in cans

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s seasonal Double IPA release Cosmik Debris is back and for the first time available in cans.

Cosmik Debris is the Athens, Ga.-based brewery’s second seasonal beer to be sold in cans.

“Cosmik Debris is a modern take on a Double IPA that features more than five-and-a-half pounds of hops per barrel,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp, in statement. “The beer is released in March because the freshest and most choice hops are made available to brewers…

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Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee arrives March 14

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Chick-fil-A Inc. has added another ice-cream based mixed beverage — Frosted Coffee.

The mix of its THRIVE Farmers cold-brewed iced coffee and vanilla Icedream hits the Atlanta-based chain’s restaurants March 14. The 240-calorie drink joins the Frosted Lemonade (Icedream and lemonade), which debuted in 2015.

Frosted Coffee will be available in a small (14-ounce) or large (20-ounce) serving with prices starting at $2.69 for a small. It will be available through May 31, 2016.

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Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee arrives March 14

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

Chick-fil-A Inc. has added another ice-cream based mixed beverage — Frosted Coffee.

The mix of its THRIVE Farmers cold-brewed iced coffee and vanilla Icedream hits the Atlanta-based chain’s restaurants March 14. The 240-calorie drink joins the Frosted Lemonade (Icedream and lemonade), which debuted in 2015.

Frosted Coffee will be available in a small (14-ounce) or large (20-ounce) serving with prices starting at $2.69 for a small. It will be available through May 31, 2016.

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Minute Maid Sparkling debuts

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

The Coca-Cola Co.’s (NYSE: KO) Minute Maid brands has something fizzy planned.

The Atlanta-based beverage giant has debuted Minute Maid Sparkling, a line low-calorie fizzy juice drinks made with real fruit juice and natural flavors.

It comes in four flavors: Fizzy Lemonade, Mixed Berry, Tropical Citrus and Fruit Punch. The 16.9 fluid ounce bottles have 30-40 calories with a suggested retail price of $1.29. Each Minute Maid Sparkling contains 6 percent juice.

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Minute Maid Sparkling debuts

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

The Coca-Cola Co.’s (NYSE: KO) Minute Maid brands has something fizzy planned.

The Atlanta-based beverage giant has debuted Minute Maid Sparkling, a line low-calorie fizzy juice drinks made with real fruit juice and natural flavors.

It comes in four flavors: Fizzy Lemonade, Mixed Berry, Tropical Citrus and Fruit Punch. The 16.9 fluid ounce bottles have 30-40 calories with a suggested retail price of $1.29. Each Minute Maid Sparkling contains 6 percent juice.

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​Gusto! to replace The Real Chow Baby in Poncey-Highland

Source: Atlanta Business Journal » Peachtree Plate

A restaurant near Ponce City Market has shuttered and a new one is coming in.

The Real Chow Baby, an Asian fusion, stir-fry restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue, has closed its doors.

Taking over the space is a fast-casual concept called Gusto! from former NFL quarterback Nate Hybl.

Chip Joyner, owner of The Real Chow Baby, said he closed the restaurant to focus on opening an express location on Concourse C at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Called Chow Baby Express, it’s slated…

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