The Dogfish Inn Will Have 16 Beer-Themed Rooms and Beer-Infused Toiletries


Dogfish Head, the brewery behind beer made with actual meteorites, is consistently upping their brew game. Now Delaware, which is officially winning in the race I just invented for coolest state, will soon open a Dogfish Head Hotel, or the “Dogfish Inn,” come Spring 2014. I’m breaking out a beer right now to celebrate.

The inn will take over the former Vesuvio Motel near the harbor, halfway between the Dogfish brewpub and the Dogfish brewery in Milton, Connecticut. It will have sixteen beer-themed rooms, with soap and shampoo infused with beer. Each room will also include a mini fridge, beer glasses and bottle openers on the wall, which sounds like the making of a beautiful, drunken weekend.

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Hardee’s Plans to Open 200 Restaurants in the Northeast, Including New Jersey and New York

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Hardee’s, the brother brand of Carl’s Jr., just announced plans to expand into the Northeast United States, including New Jersey and New York, then onward to Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The new restaurants are expected to open in the next 12 to 18 months, with potential available to open some 200 Hardee’s locations in the region over the next five years, and an ultimate hope to get 1,000-plus units through the Northeast.

More information can be seen in the press release currently making its Internet rounds:



Consumer demand and the right partner lead Hardee’s to bring its popular 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers and Made from Scratch Biscuits to New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut


CARPINTERIA, Calif. –With vast growth potential, Hardee’s® and parent company CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. announce plans to expand the burger chain and innovative premium-quality menu selections into the Northeast, starting in New Jersey and New York, then onward to Connecticut and Massachusetts. The new restaurants are expected to open in the next 12 to 18 months.


“It’s a massive advance into prime territory and a tremendous opportunity for a highly anticipated return,” said Jim Sullivan, senior vice president of domestic franchise development for CKE, which owns both the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.® burger chain brands. “We’ve heard from residents all across the region for years, begging us to bring our food back to them. We just needed the right partner.”


CKE makes the announcement in concert with franchisee Bhupen “Bob” Patel, who was selected for his deep knowledge of the industry and the area. Patel said he chose Hardee’s because he was “in search of a better burger brand to support and grow, and as soon as I learned there was interest and the potential to reopen Hardee’s here in the Northeast, I knew I had found what I was seeking.”


According to Sullivan and Patel, the potential exists to open some 200 Hardee’s restaurants in the region in the next five years and ultimately 1,000-plus throughout the Northeast. The stand-alone units will average 2,500 to 2,750 square feet each and they will include drive-thru service, Patel said.


Before it was bought by CKE in 1997, Hardee’s operated restaurants in the Northeast, but all had closed by the ’90s. Since the brand’s purchase and successful turnaround by CKE, the renewed Hardee’s restaurants feature partial table service and quality menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus premium charbroiled burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™ and, of course, the iconic Hardee’s Made from Scratch Biscuits™.


About Hardee’s


Celebrating more than 50 years in the quick-service industry, Hardee’s® Food Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. of Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,373 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 28 foreign countries and U.S. territories worldwide, including 1,403 Carl’s Jr.® restaurants and 1,965 Hardee’s® restaurants. For more information, or to find a Hardee’s near you, go to Hardee’s social media sites and


Instead of Not Buying Sandwiches, Man Dials 911

In recent news, a Connecticut man tried to do what he thought was right and dialed 911 over a wrong sandwich order, twice.

Rother McLennon, who is surprisingly a regular at the sandwich shop, resorted to two 911 phone calls after the owner refused to take back all 14 of his incorrect, special order sandwiches.

The sandwiches, which were supposed to consist of a “little turkey, and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise,” was such an emergency that McLennon had to block the phone lines of other people who had real, non-sandwich order-related emergencies.

Over the course of the phone calls (which can be heard here in its entirety), the dispatcher kept her cool while offering McLennon some game-changing advice.

“In the future, just don’t buy the sandwich.”

According to the calls, McLennon feared that his future special request sandwich orders will be incorrect unless the police intervened.

Tim Azinheira, the deli owner, stated that he could not take back the sandwiches because they were a special order made to McLennon’s specifications. After McLennon refused to pay, he then used the shop’s phone to make the 911 calls.

In a surprising twist of fate and sandwich addiction (or loyalty), McLennon called the deli on the following day to apologize and said that he’d be back for more sandwiches in the future.

Hopefully McLennon doesn’t make another 911 call next week to let them know how great the sandwiches are. But then again, this is a man who called to complain about an order, so you never know.

(Thx & Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut)