Fort Lauderdale-based BurgerFi has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The contract is a part of a larger strategy to bring fresh, all-natural, hormone-free burgers to stadiums, airports and campuses across the country.
BurgerFi opened its first restaurant in Lauderdale by the Sea in 2011. Since then, the burger concept has grown to 54 restaurants nationwide.
The franchise, which makes hormone-free Angus burgers as well as its natural fries, frozen custard, signature hot dogs and craft beer, expects to double its size by the end of 2015 and to expand internationally.
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Broward school adds Puerto Rico campus
Davie-based private school Nova Southeastern University announced the opening of a new regional campus in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. NSU will be offering master's and doctoral degrees in pharmacy and education at the new campus.
The new campus, located in San Juan's Professional Offices Park IV, is expected to have an estimated $27 million economic impact on the island this fiscal year alone, the university said..
The facility is equipped with more than 37,000 square feet of classrooms, computer labs, videoconferencing, a multipurpose room, drug information center, wet lab, offices and fitness center.
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Wellington aircraft company files to spin-off distribution business
B/E Aerospace, a Wellington-based maker of aircraft cabins, filed with the SEC to separate its consumables management segment, which is made up of the aerospace distribution and energy services businesses. The filing is a step in the manufacturer spinning off its distribution business, subject to approval of B/E Aerospace's board of directors.
The company said that it also may, at any time until the spin-off, decide to abandon the spin-off or modify or change the terms of the spin-off.
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Chefs in Broward help nonprofit March of Dimes
Chefs from some top local restaurants will offer samples of their dishes Sept. 17 starting 6:30 p.m.. when the March of Dimes' Broward division hosts its annual Signature Chefs auction.
The fundraiser, presented this year by the Salah Foundation, is set for the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. Chef chairs Marc Gruverman and Candi Evett of The Capital Grille have invited chefs from The Riverside Hotel, Lobster Bar & Sea, Grill 401, Steak 954, S3 and other eateries.
Tickets are $250 per person. Proceeds help thenonprofit dedicated to helping mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. For more information, contact Denise Jordan at 754-300-2614 or email@example.com or visit http://www.marchofdimes.com/florida.
Former Orange Bowl executive chosen to lead Jackson Foundation
The Jackson Memorial Foundation, the fundraising partner for Jackson Health System, has named Keith Tribble as its new CEO. Tribble, who once was executive director of the Sunshine Festival Football in Fort Lauderdale, starts Tuesday.
Tribble also has served as the chief executive officer of the Orange Bowl Committee in Miami. For 13 years, he directed the daily operations, managed all business affairs and oversaw the promotion, marketing and production of nearly 75 events, including the annual premiere college football event formerly known as the FedEx Orange Bowl.
"Keith is smart, passionate, energetic, ambitious, community focused and well-respected — everything the Jackson Memorial Foundation needs in a leader," said Jackson Memorial Foundation board chairman Carlos Lopez-Cantera.