Items Tagged with 'Essence Restaurant Group'


Restaurants work to counter talent crunch

Due to oversupply of restaurants, local insiders share their strategies for addressing the shortage of human capital.

September 27, 2019
With the Grand Rapids-area unemployment rate at 3.9% as of July, local restaurateurs are pouring their energy into finding ways to attract and retain workers. Read More

Group converting suburban restaurant into event space

September 17, 2018
A restaurant group is closing a suburban eatery and turning it into a space for banquets and events. Read More

Grove adds lunch service

September 13, 2018
An urban farm-to-table restaurant offering "creative seasonal cuisine" is now serving lunch. Read More

Change Ups: Green Well rebranded as Rockford Riverside Grille

May 4, 2018
Essence Restaurant Group rebranded its Green Well Rockford location into a more family-friendly concept called Rockford Riverside Grille, at 8 E. Bridge St. NE. Read More

Restaurant group replaces gastropub in suburb

April 16, 2018
A restaurant group is converting its riverfront gastropub in the area into a more “family friendly” concept. Read More

Grand Rapids Magazine names Restaurant of the Year

January 24, 2018
Grand Rapids Magazine has unveiled the winners of its 38th-annual Dining Awards, including the Restaurant of the Year. Read More

MRA trends report predicts slow start to 2018

Despite ‘surprising’ sales gains in third quarter, restaurant operators expect hiring slowdown in next six months.

December 8, 2017
The local restaurant industry is taking a wait-and-see approach to hiring next year. Read More

Q&A: Lauren Jaenicke

July 25, 2017
Lauren Jaenicke has worked for Essence Restaurant Group for 10 years and spent the last three years as its marketing and sustainability director. Read More

Moving toward an inclusive economy

July 13, 2017
Here in West Michigan, we have several companies driving the growth of a more inclusive economy. These companies envision an economy in which businesses collaborate to be more inclusive, hire people from all backgrounds and cultures and protect the environment — all while earning a profit. Read More

Restaurant group opens gastropub

May 15, 2017
A new gastropub in the area is now open for lunch and dinner. Read More