Exec says Disney Fantasy is booking as quickly as the Dream

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

By Jason Garcia The Walt Disney Co.’s soon-to-launch Disney Fantasy cruise ship is “booking equally well” as the year-old Disney Dream ship, a senior company executive said Tuesday. “We are very bullish on the overall economics of that business,” Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo added during a presentation at an investor conference organized [...]

Gas prices to blame for fast increase in summer airfares

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Airfares are expected to increase faster than normal this summer, as airlines said soaring fuel prices could cost them billions more than last year, Florida Today reports. “You’ll see gradual increases and then a much bigger jump in April and May when people start shopping for the summer travel season,” said Rick Seaney, CEO of [...]

Burger 21 plans locations in Orlando market

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Orlando Business Journal Burger 21 has sold its first-ever franchises, inking two deals for a total of three franchise units in the Orlando market, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports. The locations are expected to open within a year. The Tampa-based burger chain is considering Lake Buena Vista, the Dr. Phillips area and Winter Garden [...]

Publix gets OK for $188.5M Orlando distribution center

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

by Anjali Fluker Publix Supermarkets Inc. is moving forward with plans for a new Orlando distribution center it first introduced in 2009 — but this time, it’s bringing with it 156 new jobs in the first three years of operations. The grocery chain in July 2009 bought a 120-acre site in the Lee Vista area [...]

Chefs beef up ranks at revamped Winn-Dixie stores

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

By Anjali Fluker Look out, Whole Foods , there’s a new player in town ready to serve up organic produce, fancy salads and even in-house sushi. And you can still pick up a regular gallon of milk and a bag of dog food before you head home. The Winn-Dixie store on U.S. Highway 17-92 in [...]