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#Forksout: New Restaurants as of May 15

At Dinova, we love finding new options for your next business breakfasts, lunches and dinners. For this round, we've added locations for barbecue in Texas and tacos in South Dakota, as well as a classic Italian trattoria and a full-on entertainment venue in Arizona. Take a look, and drop us a line at marketing@dinova.com to let us know your favorites!

Reminder: Due to current circumstances, many operators have closed or are restricting service to takeout and delivery only. Please contact restaurants directly for specific details.

Chandler + Scottsdale, AZ

As a first-generation Italian growing up in the heart of Long Island, NY, Crust Simply Italian owner Michal Merendino spent his formative years enjoying nightly gatherings of friends and family around the dinner table. They feasted on his mother’s recipes from her hometown of Abruzzi, Italy, and his father’s stories of growing up in Toretta, Sicily – including the story of how the town’s elders created the first “pizzettas” from scraps of leftover dough when their families baked their daily bread. The Rustica, a cornerstone on the menu at Crust since its opening in 2007, is a tribute to those storied pizzettas of Michael’s youth, adapted and perfected while working at his father’s pizzeria. “Food and family is our passion,” Michael explains. Check them out for authentic, heartfelt Italian fare and satisfying catering spreads.

Mesa, AZ

An entertainment and gaming venue boasting “AZ’s largest covered outdoor patio,” The Revelry includes virtual shooting lounges, tech-driven putting greens, a retro-inspired arcade, and a sports bar and grill. The latest concept from Scottsdale’s That’s Eatertainment group, The Revelry is 64,000 square feet of fun: two strip mall-like buildings linked by a 20,000-square-foot open-air pavilion that’s home to a tiki bar, outdoor stage, and a large fire pit. Also included are a brewery, dog park, and food hall. In short, it’s got pretty much everything you need for a stress-break/team outing. In-network connection: One of The Revelry’s on-site culinary partners is Crust Simply Italian – so you can fuel up on those same Italian classics before challenging your friendly office rival to a simulated round of golf. Game. On.

Allen, Arlington, Burleson, Denton, Fort Worth + Frisco, TX

Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q has deep Texas roots – tracing all the way back to the 1800s. Its ties start with Max Aue, the founder of the small Texas Hill Country community of Leon Springs, whose son, Rudolph created a one-stop gas station, garage, and grocery store that really put the town on the map. Fast forward to 1989, when Bar-B-Q was added to the operation, and voila – there are now Rudy’s Real Texas Bar-B-Q restaurants throughout the Southwest. Oozing with folksy charm, the restaurant earns kudos from locals as a reliable road trip favorite – and a Houston Chronicle barbecue expert once named Rudy’s’ the “best and most consistent brisket” among the major chains. First-timers are encouraged to belly up for some of Rudy’s famous brisket, sausage, and creamed corn.

+2 Locations: Chamberlain + Milbank, SD

The Taco John’s brand started as a small taco stand in Cheyenne, WY, way back in 1968, and has since expanded into a 400+ restaurant enterprise in 23 states. (Quick reminder: not all locations are in-network, so be sure to double-check the Dinova app/desktop search tool to make sure the Taco John’s near you is participating in the Dinova program.) In March 2021, Taco John’s double-downed on their reputation for offering quality, inexpensive food by rolling out an all-new ValueEST Menu with items priced at just $1, $2, and $3 – perfect for when you need a quick, satisfying meal between client visits. Fun fact: Taco John’s holds the official trademark for the phrase “Taco Tuesday” – backed up by their claims that they originated the idea with a menu deal they called “Taco Twosday” decades ago.

Ready to Eat? Use Dinova Search Tools to Find Participating Restaurants Near You

These restaurants here are just the newest partners to join the Dinova preferred business dining network. Wherever you are, and wherever you’re headed, we’ve got restaurant partners ready for your business! Use the Dinova desktop search tool or our free mobile app to search through all in-network options. Happy dining!

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