NEWS

Jun
11
Team Member Spotlight: Kelly Kukaj

Kelly Kukaj is the General Manager at Café Villa; a full-service restaurant in our 40North Division located in Chatham, New Jersey.

On April 4 , 2019 Kelly celebrated his 25th year at VRG. Kelly tells his career story with such passion. When he was hired, he said he was just looking for an opportunity to work and VRG gave that to him. He started as a dishwasher and as he learned the business VRG gave him the opportunity to grow with the company. He worked his way through different positions until ultimately becoming the General Manager at Café Villa the same restaurant he started in 25 years ago.

Kelly’s says integrity is his favorite of all the VRG Core Values. He is an honest and sincere individual and that is how h...


Jun
11
Jun
10
Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Rabi

Amanda Rabi is a Beverage Manager at one of our 40NORTH units, the Office Tavern Grill in Summit, New Jersey.


Starting her career at VRG as a server in November of 2015, Amanda says of our 5 Core Values, Family Hospitality is her favorite. “Working at VRG is a great environment, everyone is very approachable and helpful. “ She further states, “Working here has made me a better leader. Everyday I learn something new that helps me be a better manager and to grow as a person”.


Amanda would like to continue to advance her career at VRG and become a General Manager or create a position of Corporate Trainer for 40NORTH Restaurants our full-service division of Villa Restaurant Group.

Kendra Mohan, District Manager, first...


May
10
VILLA RESTAURANT GROUP EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH FOUR NEW RESTAURANT CONCEPTS

Morristown, NJ-Based Global Multi-Brand Restaurant Operator and Franchisor Wins Bid and Inks Partnership Deal to Open New Dining Options

MORRISTOWN, NJ (May 7, 2019) – Morristown-based Villa Restaurant Group, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, today announced plans to bring three new quick-service dining options to Newark Liberty International Airport, all opening throughout 2019. This news follows the awarding of a contract by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports, which also includes the debut of one of Villa Restaurant Group’s full-service, 40NORTH Restaurants concepts at the airport in 2019.

Located in the pre-security area of Terminal B, the new quick-s...


May
10
Apr
25
40North Mother's Day Brunch Seatings

This Mother's Day, head out to one of our restaurants and let Mom enjoy a meal with us! Take a look at the information on our offerings below, and we'll be happy to have you there.

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Apr
22
VRG Views: Safety

Safety is one of our biggest priorities here at VRG – keeping our Team Members and Guests safe at every moment is imperative, and something we pride ourselves on. As you may have seen in our latest installment of VRG Views, our Senior Human Resources Manager, Marge Lehman, had the responsibility for our Safety Program during her time with VRG. Marge has tirelessly worked with our Ops and Human Resources departments to ensure that our Team Members are taking the utmost care and precaution, regardless of what tasks they’re taking on.

While safety precautions were always taken seriously at VRG, prior to the utilization of the level of data analysis we work with today, we had fewer metrics to measure our rate of success. In recen...


Apr
15
A Slice of Villa: Loyalty

You may have noticed that here at VRG, family is important – and one of the most important aspects of maintaining the family feeling is a sense of loyalty. We are loyal to our partners, loyal to our Team Members, and loyal to our Guests. In 2019, we’re excited to be introducing a program that will allow our Guests to show their own Villa loyalty…and earn rewards in the process.


Fresh from the oven, we’re thrilled to introduce Villa Rewards! This piping hot new loyalty program gives our Guests the opportunity to earn points for every dollar they spend, and redeem those points for delicious rewards from their favorite participating Villa Italian Kitchen. Easy as pie, right?

Why a loyalty program? We have a variety ...


Apr
08
40North Easter Brunch Seatings

This Easter, head out to one of our restaurants and enjoy a meal on us! Take a look at the information on our offerings below, and we'll be happy to have you there.

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Apr
05