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12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

Earlier this year, Americans started spending more money eating out than they spend on groceries. It was the first time that has happened since the U.S. Department of Commerce started collecting such data. By this summer, the price of a restaurant meal had jumped 3% compared with one year prior. But rising restaurant costs don’t mean you […]

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Orange County restaurant closures Aug. 17-28

Restaurant permits can be suspended for major violations. Suspensions are lifted when violations are corrected. Long’s Kitchen, 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine; cockroach infestation; permit suspended Aug. 27. Young’s Bargain at Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; rodent infestation; permit suspended Aug. 27. El Nuevo Ensenada Seafood Restaurant, 3622 W. 5th St., Santa Ana; […]

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Restaurant employee who was stabbed to death is identified

Prosecutors on Sunday identified the P.F. Chang’s employee who was stabbed to death in the Peabody restaurant’s kitchen Saturday night as 38-year-old Elivelton Dias of Salem. At about 6 p.m. Saturday night, police responded to the restaurant’s location at the Northshore Mall and found Dias suffering a large stab wound in his back. Continue reading […]

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How Hawaii’s restaurants have fared after one year of the placard rating system

It’s been about a year since the Hawaii Department of Health started issuing placards to restaurants as part of its food safety program. The color coded system gives everyone a clear look at just how safe a restaurant is. A green card means it passed inspection. A yellow card means two or more major violations […]

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Restaurant ordered to repay workers millions after seizing tips

JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) – A popular buffet is in new trouble only a month after receiving a failing health score. A federal judge is ordering the Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet in Jonesboro to give its employees $2 million in unpaid wages. Jonesboro is just south of Atlanta.  It’s a lawsuit resolution alleging unfair working conditions and management […]

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Can You Believe This Is America’s Top Mexican Restaurant? (Nope, It’s Not …

From humble roots of a single storefront opened some two decades ago, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG  ) has become a fast-food industry powerhouse that’s forever altered the way many quick-serve restaurants view their menu. Few companies in any sector can say they’ve revolutionized an industry, but by consistently promoting “food with integrity” and expanding its […]

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This Franchisee Investigated a Restaurant Company He Liked and Signed On

Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s QA interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you’re a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com. Paul Scholtes has been a practicing private investigator and court-certified process server in Florida since 1985. And he has stories to tell: dangerous situations, cases involving celebrities and well-known business leaders. So, […]

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Blanchard review: Jason Paskewitz returns with his best restaurant yet

Less than two months old, The Blanchard is becoming a destination. Saturday nights are booming, and it’s just a matter of time before the rest of the week follows suit. Chef/owner Jason Paskewitz is well-known in this part of Lincoln Park, having won a lot of fans with his stellar work as opening chef (and […]

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Crave Modern American Cuisine restaurant opens in former Friendly’s in Lower …

Any sign of the former Friendly’s restaurant at Crave Modern American Cuisine restaurant in Lower Paxton Township is long gone. Crave opened Aug. 26 with a metropolitan, yet welcoming atmosphere and a casual breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in the ex-ice cream restaurant at 4010 Jonestown Road. Big, bold furniture, modern lights and a decorative topiary play off […]

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Red Wing’s Staghead restaurant reopened as gastropub – TwinCities.com

Before many people were even talking about craft beer, the Staghead restaurant in downtown Red Wing had been specializing in it. After a hiatus, Staghead (219 Bush St., Red Wing; 651-212-6534; thestaghead.com) reopened in January under new owners, a husband-wife team. John Flicek is chef and heads the kitchen, and Danielle Flicek runs the front […]

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