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Health officials nearly halfway done with Oahu restaurant inspections

Related Coverage Hawaii is seven months into the state’s food safety rating program and nearly half the restaurants on Oahu have been inspected. But a website to notify the public which restaurants have passed inspection is still in the works. Peter Oshiro of the state Department of Health says it will take another six months […]

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One dead, four hurt in California restaurant brawl shooting

By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – One person was shot dead and four others wounded when gunfire erupted during a brawl in a Southern California restaurant on Monday, and two of those hurt were in custody including one subdued by a security guard at the scene, police said. The brawl at El Zocalo Mexican […]

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Mexican restaurant owners convicted, sentenced – WISH

Related Coverage INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three owners of several local Mexican restaurants were convicted and sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to not reporting millions of dollars in sales. Three Mexican restaurant owners presented themselves in a Marion County courtroom Monday after an extensive investigation into their restaurants’ sales figures. At the time of their arrest, investigators reported that the three […]

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What’s Behind Restaurant Workers’ Faster-Rising Paychecks?

By Eric Morath and Jeffrey Sparshott CONNECT Workers fill an order at a Checkers Drive-In Restaurant in Milledgeville, Ga. Higher sales led the Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. to add 20 stores last year, hire hundreds of employees and raise its wages twice as fast in 2014 as in 2013. Jeff Herr for The Wall Street […]

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Boston Restaurant Publicly Shames Horrible Yelp-Threatening Customers

If you’ve ever wished restaurants would stop bending over backwards to accommodate horrible customers, I’ve got a really fun story for you. Via Rachel Leah Blumenthal at Eater Boston, a pair of horror show customers showed up at Michael Scelfo’s restaurant Alden Harlow recently with no reservation, sat themselves, “insulted and berated” the staff, and […]

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Unleashed doggy decadence as Berlin restaurant welcomes canine customers

A Berlin restaurant hoped to revolutionise the phrase “dog’s dinner” when it opened its doors to canine customers on 1 March. Set in a popular dog-walking spot in the Gruenewald forest south-west of the city, the new home of bow-wow chow believes it is the German capital’s first such eatery. Often touted as man’s best […]

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Ruskin restaurant reopens 5 days after boat crashed into building

Repairs are still being done at Sunset Grill after a boat crashed through the building earlier this week, but the restaurant reopened for business Saturday morning. A 39-foot-long SeaVee boat crashed into the waterfront restaurant Monday, Feb. 23. People on the boat suffered minor injuries. Investigators said it was foggy out, and the boaters were […]

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Papa's Pier 17, Churchill Square fixture, closes after 38 years

Thousands of striking University of Toronto teaching assistants are planning to set up picket lines at three Toronto-area campuses on Monday morning. Students have … Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/papas-pier-17-churchill-square-095233343.html

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Maine Restaurant Week hopes to help restaurants rebound – WCSH

Restaurant Week(Photo: NEWS CENTER) PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — It’s been a tough winter for Maine restaurants, with snow storms and parking bans keeping customers away. Many restaurant owners are hoping the start of Maine Restaurant Week will help them turn things around. About 90 restaurants across the state are participating in Maine Restaurant Week. […]

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Japan men sickened after eating poisonous puffer fish

The restaurant served the banned, poisonous parts after requests from the diners, the official said. TOKYO: Five Japanese men became sick after eating poisonous puffer fish, the latest victims of a delicacy seen as sophisticated by fans and crazy by others. The men, all in their 40s and 50s, dined at a restaurant in western […]

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