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  • Lebanon County’s Taste of Sicily has $10K in fines for keeping dining room open: ‘We ain’t paying crap'

    07/02/2020 11:38:18 AM PDT · by lightman · 26 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 July A.D. 2020 | Jenna Wise
    The Palmyra Italian eatery Taste of Sicily has now racked up $10,000 in fines for allowing customers to eat in their dining room before they moved to the “green” phase of the state’s reopening plan. The restaurant’s owners showed themselves getting served the latest citation in a video posted to their Facebook page. Two inspectors from the Department of Agriculture enter the Main Street establishment and leave the $4,000 citation behind, without saying a word. “Would you guys care to do an interview?” co-owner Christine Wartluft asks, while following the men to their car. “And you call yourselves an American,...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2020

    07/01/2020 5:58:39 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 59 replies
    I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks, and have had energy for the absolutely necessary – and the nice distractions! I thought I’d share with you some of the things that have distracted me from my personal issues, and from the larger issues that most of us are facing. I guess it isn’t a surprise that I’ve been drawn, for distraction, to people and places who aren’t really dealing with all the cr*p that many of us are. One of the websites I’ve greatly enjoyed has been ‘Whippoorwill Holler’, offered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in Northeast Arkansas. Lately,...
  • Pizza Hut’s largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    07/01/2020 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 1, 2020 | Amelia Lucas
    NPC International, the largest U.S. franchisee of Yum Brands’ Pizza Hut, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company operates more than 1,200 Pizza Huts and nearly 400 Wendy’s restaurants. In contrast to most of the restaurant industry, Pizza Hut is one of the rare companies to report same-store sales growth in April and May, thanks to higher digital and delivery sales. But the coronavirus pandemic follows years of slumping U.S. sales for Pizza Hut, and NPC has struggled with a debt burden of roughly $1 billion. Seeking Chapter 11 protection means that NPC can continue to operate while...
  • No charges will be filed against driver who drove into parking lot during Tanner's Big Orange protest

    06/30/2020 3:45:47 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 8 replies
    WYFF ^ | 6-30-2020 | WYFF
    The protest on June 8 happened outside Tanner’s Big Orange on South Pleasantburg Drive, after the owner, John Allen Zeller, posted a comment on social media about white people taking a knee during protests to honor George Floyd. During the protest, an SUV drove into the parking lot and witnesses told WYFF News 4 at the time that they felt threatened because the vehicle was not stopping.
  • BBQ Restaurant Cancels Catering Job with “Back the Blue” Police Supporters After Leftists Threaten to Burn Down their Business

    06/30/2020 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    A Tennessee business cancelled their catering job with police supporters after threats from the left. Shuford’s Smoke House says leftists threatened to burn down their business after the accepted an order from “Back the Blue” police supporters. One local business received backlash this week after they say they were falsely accused of making a political statement with the back the blue rally. Owners of Shuford’s smoke house say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event. Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services....
  • 'Exhausted’ by customers’ rage over wearing masks, California taco chain shuts down

    06/29/2020 6:56:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 60 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2020 | Don Sweeney
    Diners at two Los Angeles taco stands have screamed, cursed and thrown drinks on employees trying to enforce a “no mask, no service” policy, the Los Angeles Times reports. It’s become so exhausting that Hugo’s Tacos has closed down both shops to give workers a break, owners wrote in a post on Twitter. “All because of a simple question: Can we ask you to put on a mask? Can we offer you a mask?” said part-owner Bill Kohne, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company has been serving tacos for 15 years, owners wrote in the Twitter post. Incidents,...
  • Ohio Little Caesars delivers pizza with pepperoni swastika

    06/29/2020 7:10:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    The couple called the pizza joint, which had just closed, to complain and received a response the following day from the manager. “[The employees] told him that it was supposed to be an internal joke that they were playing on each other and the other employee, and the pizza was never intended to go out,” Laska said. The manager told them that employees involved were let go, but the couple said they never plan to return to the store. “We are the type of people that support the diversity in our country, we embrace and love it. We just want...
  • McDonald’s Changes Social Media Profile Name to ‘Amplifying Black Voices’

    06/29/2020 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/29/20 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    McDonald’s has changed its Twitter display name to “Amplifying Black Voices,” adding a profile banner that lists Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd as victims of “racism” and “systemic oppression.”The brand’s Twitter banner reads: Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Alton Sterling. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd.He was one of us. She was one of us. They were all one of us. We seem them in our customers. We see them in our crew members. We see them in our franchisees. And this is why the entire McDonald’s family grieves. It’s why...
  • N.J. restaurants NOT reopening for indoor dining this week after ‘knucklehead’ crowds at bars ruin it for everyone

    06/29/2020 1:40:59 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 35 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | June 29, 2020 | Matt Arco
    New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state’s Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Indoor dining was scheduled to resume Thursday along with several other big reopening steps including Atlantic City casinos, amusement parks, boardwalk rides and arcades ahead of the busy July 4th weekend. The canceled reopening also includes wedding venues and banquet halls. But the reopening of casinos remains scheduled for Thursday. Murphy cited recent scenes from expanded outdoor bar and restaurants showing packed crowds not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing as...
  • Hugo’s Tacos closes in Studio City and Atwater Village, citing ‘constant conflicts’ with guests over masks.

    06/29/2020 8:09:21 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 72 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | June 28, 2020 | Jennifer McGraw
    A local taco restaurant closed both its locations in Atwater Village and Studio City Sunday, citing harassment from customers who refused to wear masks while ordering or picking up food. In a message to customers, Hugo’s Tacos described the majority of their guests as respectful and kind as the restaurant operates with some restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the message said, “staff have been harassed, called names, and had objects and liquids thrown at them” as they enforce the mask requirement. “Our Taco Stands are exhausted by the constant conflicts over guests refusing to wear masks,” the announcement said....
  • Some Fresh Express salads recalled due to multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections

    06/28/2020 2:09:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    fox8 ^ | 06/27/2020 | Brittany Rall
    According to the FDA, there is a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to salads containing those ingredients. Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that can affect the intestinal tract and cause diarrhea. It is treated with antibiotics. As a result, Giant Eagle, Walmart and Aldi have issued recalls for several Fresh Express salad products. Customers should throw those products away immediately. The recalled products are clearly marked with the letter “Z” at the beginning of the Product Code, which is located on the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package. Those products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage...
  • weekly Garden Thread - June 27 - July 3, 2020

    06/27/2020 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 87 replies
    June 27, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Chuck E. Cheese Could Permanently Close All Locations, Including 3 In Cleveland

    06/24/2020 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies ^ | 06/12/20 | Troy Smith
    The coronavirus pandemic could spell the end of Chuck E. Cheese. The popular kid’s restaurant had to close its 610 locations nationwide during the outbreak. Now, $1 billion in debt has Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, approaching bankruptcy.The Wall Street Journal reports that CEC is asking lenders for a $200 million to keep its business going. For comparison, the news is similar to the recent circumstances that led to the retail band JC Penney filing bankruptcy last month.CEC has also offered its top executives retention bonuses to try and keep them from leaving, including $3 million to three of its executives,...
  • Reopening Reality Sets In. Many Restaurants Can’t Reopen At 25% Capacity

    06/23/2020 8:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/23/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Illinois is one of the states that’s currently reopening in “phases” after the pandemic lockdowns. On Friday, the next phase kicks in and most restaurants will be allowed to reopen for indoor dining, but only at 25% capacity. While that no doubt sounds like good news to both diners and unemployed restaurant wait staff, not all of the owners are excited about it. Some of them in Chicago are telling CBS News that they aren’t going to open up this week under the new rules. If they do, their return to “the new normal” would most likely bankrupt them....
  • Gordon Ramsay turns viewers' stomachs as he tucks into SWAMP RAT stew... but he insists it's delicious!

    06/22/2020 10:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2020 | Rebecca Lawrence
    As a renowned foodie there aren't many dishes that could faze him. So Gordon Ramsay didn't think twice as he tucked into a swamp rat stew whilst filming his National Geographic series, Uncharted. The potty-mouthed chef, 53, helped catch and kill a semiaquatic rodent known as a coypu or nutria whilst in the Southern American state of Louisiana.
  • Not happy: Family Members of women who portrayed Aunt Jemima react to her cancellation by Quaker Oats

    06/21/2020 9:21:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Voices are rising up against the decision of Quaker Oats to cancel Aunt Jemima. Family members of women who portrayed Aunt Jemima are not happy about erasing the iconic marketing symbol now.Lillian Richard, an East Texas native, is credited with putting Hawkins, Texas on the map. The small town of 1,278 as of the 2010 census was even named the pancake capital of Texas by the state’s historical commission because of her. Visitors are welcomed by signs proclaiming the town as “Home of Lillian Richard ‘Aunt Jemima.’ Ms. Richard was an ambassador for Quaker Oats. Vera Harris is the...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - June 20-26, 2020

    06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 82 replies
    June 20, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Amazon warehouse workers slam Jeff Bezos' company for offering staff 'an authentic meal' of chicken and waffles as part of their Juneteenth celebration

    06/20/2020 3:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2020 | Maxine Shen
    Amazon workers at a Chicago warehouse were left outraged that chicken and waffles were being served as part of the facility's Juneteenth celebration. The workers at the Amazon warehouse known as DCH1 were told Thursday that the facility was 'honoring the Black community by supporting local Black businesses' by serving chicken and waffles on Friday - Juneteenth - a document obtained by CNBC revealed. A picture, which appears to be a screenshot of an electronic sign located over a vending machine, was posted on the Facebook group, DCH1 Amazonians United.
  • Ohio cafe employees stage walkout to boycott company policy offering discounts to police, firefighters

    06/19/2020 4:51:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies ^ | June 7, 2020 | Natasha Anderson
    Several workers at an Ohio cafe staged a walkout Saturday morning to boycott the restaurant. According to the Columbus Dispatch,employees at Northstar Cafe wanted to protest recent decisions made by the restaurant’s management. At Northstar, uniformed officers and firefighters reportedly received a 50% off discount. The staff reportedly decided to discount on Wednesday to show their solidarity with protesters. However, the restaurant faced backlash and reinstated the promotion on Friday. This prompted at least one employee to quit working at the establishment and others to participate in a demonstration. About 20 employees at Northstar’s Westerville location walked out Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
  • Aunt Jemima’s Great-Grandson Upset Family Legacy Will Be ‘Erased’

    06/19/2020 6:19:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | 18 Jun 2020 | Alana Mastrangelo
    A great-grandson of “Aunt Jemima” says that his family legacy will be “erased” now that Quaker Foods plans to eliminate the Aunt Jemima brand of pancake mix and syrup. “This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” said Larnell Evans Sr. to “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people.” The great-grandson went on to say that “it hurts” to know that Quaker Foods’ answer to current events in America is to “erase my great-grandmother’s history.” Evans, a 66-year-old Marine Corps...