#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of September 1, 2022

San Francisco, CA

As the name suggests, this is THE place to unwind and be entertained when the workday is over. With fun weekly activities like bingo, karaoke, and trivia, Afterwork Bar SF also serves up some of the best bar food around. The menu features “the best burgers and fried chicken sandwiches under one roof in San Francisco” and lots of fun cocktails. You can also book a table or room for your private business event.

2 locations in NJ

Baked daily, packed daily, and shipped daily, Bang Cookies are super fresh when they arrive at your office or your remote team member’s doorstep. That makes them an excellent gifting option for coworkers or clients with a sweet tooth. Or, grab a box full and bring it to a long meeting to score some “brownie points.” There are new flavors every week, and Bang is committed to using high-quality ingredients like organic flour and cane sugar.

5 additional locations in TX

El Pollo Loco’s menu centers around its famous fire-grilled chicken, citrus marinated and grilled “low and slow” to perfection. Its “L.A. Mex” fare is steeped in tradition and freshness, with made-from-scratch salsa and fresh-sliced avocado to complement everything from tacos to burritos to healthier options like salads. It’s the perfect place to satisfy your Southwest cravings while traveling for business — or bring the deliciousness to your office with catering.

9 additional locations in 7 States

The best way to endure a long meeting is with a delicious sub in hand. Agree? With nine additional in-network locations to choose from, Firehouse Subs makes it easier than ever to fill up or feed a crowd. With convenient online ordering, catering, and gift cards, ordering from Firehouse is a smart way to keep those myDinova points coming. Plus, a portion of your purchase goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

Boca Raton, FL

The name captures the breadth of the menu at Fries to Caviar, where you’ll find a wide selection of fresh local seafood alongside comfort foods like pasta, steaks, and yes — fries and caviar. This restaurant achieves the perfect balance of casual and fancy, setting the tone for a delightful business meal outside or inside. Bring your team for happy hour and discover why the locals rave about this Boca Raton gem!

17 locations in TX, CA, AZ

Craving something fresh, green, and delicious? MIXT believes there’s a right way to do salads, and this is it. With chef-crafted salads and bowls, seasonal flavors, and fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients, we have to agree. So do its loyal customers, who have a habit of dining multiple times per month. We think you’ve just found your new favorite spot for a mid-week business meal or feel-good catering your colleagues will appreciate.

4 locations in TX

Olivella’s doesn’t just specialize in one type of pizza. Here, you can find both Neapolitan and Roman-style — made from century-old Italian recipes. On both the dine-in and catering menus, you’ll find tasty classics, unique selections like black truffle pie, and even dessert pizza with a Nutella base! Named “Best Pizza in Texas” by USA Today and the “Most Incredible Pizza You’ll Ever Eat” by Rachael Ray, we know it’ll impress your colleagues or clients.

2 additional locations in CA

Here’s another fresh, healthy option to add to your business meal or office catering shortlist. Panini Kabob Grill’s food is prepared daily in an authentic Mediterranean scratch kitchen using exceptionally fresh ingredients. You’ll taste the difference in every delicious bite of hummus, Greek salad, falafel, or lamb kabob. Beer and wine are also available at dine-in locations, making this a great place to unwind over a consistently-great business meal.

Riverside, CA

The national dish of El Salvador, a pupusa, is a thick griddle cake or flatbread from El Salvador. Here, it’s the base for delicious dishes, stuffed with fillings like queso, pork, and beans. When you’re craving authenticity during your business travels or entertaining cultured clients, this place will leave you wanting more. Besides the wide selection of pupusas, patrons rave about the tamales and horchata.

7 locations in TX

Does anything scream “celebration” like a plate of juicy crab legs? One of Dallas’ favorite seafood restaurants, Shell Shack specializes in flavorful, customizable seafood boils that are fun (and a little messy, in the best way). While it’s sure to make for a memorable business meal experience any day of the week, Shell Shack also offers catering and private dining for those extra-special business events. Don’t worry — bibs and clean-up are included.

Dallas, TX

Every business trip through Texas requires at least one barbecue meal. Smoky Rose will quickly become one of your favorites in Dallas, with its delightful patio and ridiculously tasty food. The secret to its “Tex-Que” style meat is the off-set smoker, designed to cook using indirect heat for that “low and slow” BBQ flavor. You’ll find all your favorite fixins, like fried okra, mac n’ cheese, and peach cobbler. Happy hour starts at 3!

3 locations in CA

No matter what time of day you enjoy a business meal at Split American Kitchen, you’ll discover a fresh take on American cuisine that’s made from scratch and “downright craveable.” Try some chorizo hash to power you through that power breakfast meeting, or an ahi burger over a glass of rosé at dinner. Even better? There are delicious catering options for all corporate events, large and small.

27 locations in AK, CA, IN, TX

If you thought Subway was just cold deli sandwiches, think again! Subway’s recently-revamped menu includes options even discerning business diners will appreciate, like the smoky and spicy MexiCali or fresh mozzarella-topped Bella Moza. Of course, there are still the classic comforts like club sandwiches for when you want to “eat fresh.”

The 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!