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Maine CDC won’t name restaurant where patrons may have been exposed to …

A food worker with acute hepatitis A may have exposed customers at a Cumberland County restaurant to the virus, but the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention in an alert Friday did not name the restaurant. The worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11, the alert said. After examining food preparation practices [...]

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Ignite Restaurant Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ignite Restaurant Group (IRG) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2014. Highlights for the third quarter of 2014 were as follows: Total revenues were $215.2 million, compared to $227.6 million in the third quarter of 2013; Comparable restaurant sales increased 7.5% at Brick House Tavern + Tap, decreased [...]

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Chicago Restaurant Dresses Up as ‘That Trendy Restaurant’ for Halloween

Last year, Chicago restaurant Real Kitchen “dressed up as” acclaimed restaurant Alinea for Halloween, gently lampooning Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’s “exquisite fine dining cuisine.” This year, it continues the tradition with a costume titled “That Trendy Restaurant That Just Opened,” and the accompanying video outlines the transformation into a restaurant called Veritable the Scullery step by [...]

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Ignite Restaurant Group (IRG) Gains: Stock Up 7.8%

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (IRG) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 8% on the day. This rally higher can be attributable to solid volume with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the most recent uptrend of the company, as the stock [...]

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Plano police ID suspect, victim in Subway shooting

One man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting outside of a Subway restaurant. Marie Saavedra has the latest from the scene in this video. WFAA Source: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/30/plano-restaurant-shooting-breaking/18212419/

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Restaurant Performance Index Declined in September

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As a result of softer customer traffic levels and a somewhat dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a moderate decline in September. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood [...]

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Note to Readers and Mamak Restaurant Review

Sign in / Register Posted: 1:12 pm Thursday, October 30th, 2014 By John Kessler Fish head curry at Mamak. (credit: Becky Stein) Stick a fork in my hand: I’m back. My most recent report on Mamak, a new Malaysian restaurant on Buford Highway appears today online and tomorrow in the print edition of the AJC. [...]

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Fiesta Restaurant Group’s brands and restaurant statistics

Must-know: Fiesta Restaurant Group is posting strong results (Part 2 of 13) (Continued from Part 1) Fiesta Restaurant Group’s brands Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) owns, operates, and franchises two brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. These restaurants have loyal customer bases and more than 25 years and 35 years of operating history, respectively. Fiesta’s peers [...]

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Restaurant tech use rockets

Taco Bell’s new mobile ordering app(Photo: Taco Bell) Technology has zoomed to the very top of the restaurant industry menu. That according to a new restaurant innovation report out Wednesday from the National Restaurant Association, the industry trade group. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants [...]

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Must-know: An overview of Fiesta Restaurant Group

Must-know: Fiesta Restaurant Group is posting strong results (Part 1 of 13) About Fiesta Restaurant Group Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. (FRGI) owns, operates, and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique Caribbean and Mexican-inspired flavors with broad appeal [...]

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