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Reactions to a tipless restaurant model

Rose DeStefano serves customers at Camino in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Camino will soon get rid of its tip system in favor of a service charge system. DeStefano said that she thinks it will help keep her pay more steady, especially on slow nights.  Photo: The Chronicle/Tim Hussin Gracing the front page [...]

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Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 6, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (BBRG) owner and operator of the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana (BRAVO!) and BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) restaurant concepts, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET. [...]

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WNY is hungry for Local Restaurant Week

Rizzo’s cafe 15 photos Elizabeth Carey Broadcast reporter- Buffalo Business First Email  |  Twitter Local Restaurant Week is in full swing and Western New Yorkers are proving they have an appetite for the promotion. As event coordinator Christa Hobart puts it, “Western New Yorkers must really be hungry for more.” How hungry? As in the [...]

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Residents ask restaurant to drop 'Illegal' from name

A chain of Mexican restaurants in Colorado opening a new location in November in Fort Collins has raised concerns about the chain’s name, and residents want it changed. The restaurant, Illegal Pete’s, has six locations in Boulder and Denver and is modeled after the sort of Mexican food that originated in San Francisco’s Mission District. [...]

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Riverfront Tumbleweed says adios, plans party – The Courier

The Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill Margarita Bar in question is just upriver from the Big Four Bridge. (Photo: Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal ) The Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park is closing, with its last day Nov. 15, the restaurant corporation confirmed Friday. An agreement on the closure of the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill Margarita Bar off River Road [...]

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Mandarin Restaurant Celebrates a Grand Opening With ReDev Properties Ltd.

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct 24, 2014) – ReDev Properties Ltd. is proud to celebrate the opening of Mandarin Restaurant at Imperial Square, Guelph Ontario. Scheduled for a Grand Opening in December 2014, Mandarin Restaurant began a 10 year lease with ReDev Properties Ltd. earlier this year and is occupying an 11, 222 square feet unit. [...]

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Mustang Smashes Into Dublin Mexican Restaurant, 6 Patrons And Driver Hurt

TRENDING NOW:   Government Ups Deadly Air Bag Recall To 7.8 Million Vehicles Former SF First Lady: Young, ‘Hot’ Women Should Be Excused From Jury Duty To Spend Time On Tinder CHP Officer Allegedly Forwards Nude Photos Of DUI Suspect To Personal Cellphone 500 Pairs Of Women’s Underwear, Firearms Found In 18-Year-Old’s Room During Petaluma Burglary Investigation Vallejo Bar’s [...]

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Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves

For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we’re lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza and many others. But not every restaurant has caught up with the basics [...]

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Charles Phan’s reworked restaurant South sabotaged by poor service

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Zimzala Restaurant & Bar Hires New Executive Chef; Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 22, 2014) –  Located just steps from the famous Huntington Beach Pier, Zimzala Restaurant Bar, inside the luxurious Shorebreak Hotel, offers guests and beachgoers the perfect place to unwind and experience coastal cuisine. To celebrate the restaurant’s five-year anniversary, Zimzala recently hired Brian Drosenos as the new executive chef. Previously, [...]

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