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Rare ‘Yellow’ Lobster Spared From Dinner Table at NYC Restaurant

A New York City restaurant has “pardoned” a special “yellow” crustacean after discovering that the little lobster was a one in 30 million find. Ruby the lobster somehow found her way into the biweekly shipment of live lobsters to the downtown restaurant Burger Lobster. “We couldn’t help but notice her,” the U.S. director of operations […]

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Howard Johnson’s Restaurant In Maine To Close, Leaving Only 1 More

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction. The slice of roadside […]

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Twin Cities Mexican restaurants hid a vast drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors charge

A Twin Cities restaurateur has been accused of using three suburban Mexican cantinas as fronts for a vast six-year drug trafficking operation, according to federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week. Aldo Escoto, the owner of El Parian restaurants in Eagan, Long Lake and Lakeville, also staffed his restaurants with undocumented immigrant workers willing to […]

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Reader Reviews: DFW Restaurant Week 2016

DAY EIGHT: DFW Restaurant 2016 is officially underway. If you haven’t made reservations, check the list and choose from this list of over 125 restaurants. In case you need a refresher: DFW Restaurant Week (almost a month for some restaurants) offers special three-course prix fixe dinners for either for either $35 or $45, or the […]

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Opinion: Fear a restaurant recession? Here’s more evidence

Times are tough for the restaurant industry, and even many of the best chains are suffering from rising overhead costs. The use of the frightening words “restaurant recession” started to spread in July after Stifel Nicolaus analyst Paul Westra downgraded 11 restaurant stocks, while saying a deceleration of sales growth, along with rising expenses, was […]

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A ‘restaurant recession’ sounds scary. Are we really on the brink of one?

A Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg) In the past several weeks, the picture that we’ve gotten of the restaurant industry hasn’t exactly been a promising one. Dunkin’ Donuts saw traffic slip at its U.S. locations in the latest quarter. Potbelly Sandwich Works said it expects to be challenged by a “more cautious consumer” in the near […]

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Utah restaurant staff to stop open-carrying guns after move

OGDEN, Utah –  A Utah restaurant known for kilt-clad servers who openly carry firearms will have to keep them under wraps starting this week. The staff at Sea Bears Ogden Fish House can only carry concealed weapons now that the eatery has relocated to the city’s historic Union Station. Officials with the Union Station Foundation […]

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9 injured when car slams into Logan Square restaurant … – WLS

Nine people were hospitalized after a car slammed into a Logan Square neighborhood restaurant Saturday night on the Northwest Side. About 8:15 p.m., two cars crashed at the intersection of Fullerton and Kimball, sending one vehicle into the front entrance of Jibaritos y Mas, 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., according to police and fire officials. Two […]

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Cooking his way to better health — and a restaurant empire

The gig: Young Lee, 56, is chief executive of the Flame Broiler, a Santa Ana-based fast-casual restaurant chain. Lee opened the first Flame Broiler restaurant in 1995. More than two decades later, the company has expanded to 180 locations — nearly all of them operated by franchisees in five states. The privately held company’s annual revenue is about $100 million. In […]

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New restaurant, One Radish Eatery, to open in Richmond

Buy Photo Parkside Kitchen in Richmond will reopen in the fall under new ownership and a new name, One Radish Eatery.(Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS FILE)Buy Photo A new restaurant is expected to open in the fall in the red Richmond restaurant building that most recently housed Parkside Kitchen. One Radish Eatery is the name of […]

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