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  • Robot Waiters Fired for Incompetence in China

    04/17/2016 8:02:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Inverse ^ | April 6, 2016 | Adam Toobin
    Robot Waiters Fired for Incompetence in China Customers liked them, but they couldn't carry soup. Adam Toobin April 6, 2016 The world may not be ready for restaurant robots — yet. At least two restaurants in Guangzhou, China have fired their teams of artificially intelligent robot waiters after discovering the machines were unable to keep up with their human staff. “The robots weren’t able to carry soup or other food steady and they would frequently break down. The boss has decided never to use them again,” an employee at one of the restaurants told the Worker’s Daily. The humanoid bots...
  • Some restaurants face pressure to trim menus and staffs under California's wage hike

    03/27/2016 8:18:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 27, 2016 | Shan Li , John Myers , Liam Dillon and Ruben Vives
    A deal that would raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour was met with a mixture of joy and anxiety across the state Sunday. Some workers and labor officials hailed it as a breakthrough in providing higher-wage jobs in fields where it's a struggle to make ends meet. But some business owners feared the shift would hurt their bottom lines -- and perhaps even put them out of business. The debate is likely a preview for the weeks ahead as the minimum wage proposal works its way through Sacramento. Selwyn Yosslowitz said that minimum wage hikes add increased pressure...
  • Restaurant Recommendations for Cassino, Italy

    03/25/2016 5:40:35 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 22 replies
    Fellow Freepers: I will be visiting Cassino, Italy and the mountaintop Monastery of Monte Cassio next month for a writing project on the Polish II Corps. I am aware of the Polish Cemetery, but would appreciate any information on off-the-beaten-path monuments. Also, it you have any recommendations on restaurants and wineries in the area (especially those smaller local restaurants you won't find on the tourist websites) along with any "must try" dishes. Thanks in advance! V/R Bill
  • Cypress restaurant offers open carry discount (Texas)

    01/03/2016 7:34:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KENS5 ^ | 1/01/16 | Melissa Correa, KHOU Staff
    CYPRESS, Texas -- While many businesses won't allow people to carry openly, at least one is greeting guns with open arms. Brooks' Place in Cypress is offering a discount to folks carrying a weapon at their waist. "If you haven't tried it, how do you know you don't like it?" said owner Trent Brooks. For once, Brooks isn't talking about his BBQ.
  • Shut up, food snobs. Chain restaurants are awesome.

    12/19/2015 6:06:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/12/18/shut-up-food-snobs-chain-restaurants-are
    In America, chain restaurants get a bad rap. We blame them for the spike in obesity and the death of the family dinner. We demonize them as “the core of what is wrong with our food system.” No wonder our bougie, West Coast friends shun Bloomin’ Onions and Big Macs in favor of meals from farm-to-table gastropubs and “undiscovered” ethnic food joints. And it’s not just them. Food — obscure, locally sourced, painstakingly chef-crafted — has become a defining obsession, a “measuring stick of cool,” as New York magazine put it. Today, a quarter of Americans eat organic products on...
  • Anthony Bourdain: "Every restaurant in America would shut down" if Trump won

    10/30/2015 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says America's restaurant industry would shut down if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Bourdain blasted Trump's vow to deport illegal immigrants if elected, saying it would leave the nation's kitchens empty.
  • Restaurant group fights New York’s $15 wage raise for only fast food workers

    10/27/2015 8:04:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in July we covered the controversial (to say the least) move by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to take a page from Barack Obama’s playbook and bypass the state legislature through executive action, raising the minimum wage for fast food chain workers to $15 per hour. This was seen in the more progressive sectors of the activist community as a role model for other states to emulate as long as Congress wouldn’t make such a move on a national level. Protests regarding the fundamental unfairness of this plan, combined with the highly dubious legal nature of the scheme...
  • Why food allergy fakers need to stop -diets & dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions.

    10/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    .bostonglobe ^ | 2015/10/14/ | By Neil Swidey
    This intervention is not aimed at those with life-threatening food allergies or similarly grave medical conditions. I would never question people whose faces will balloon if they ingest trace amounts of shellfish. Or people who risk going into anaphylactic shock with a whiff of peanut dust. Those problems are very real, and everyone who is afflicted with them has my sympathy. I’m talking about the rest of you. Those of you who don’t eat garlic because you detest its smell or avoid cauliflower because it makes you fart or have gone gluten-free because you heard it worked wonders for Jennifer...
  • REPORT: Seattle Restaurants Suffer Worse Job Loss Since The Great Recession

    08/10/2015 11:43:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10 AUG 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    According to a report released Sunday by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the $15 minimum wage has caused Seattle restaurants to lose 1,000 jobs — the worst decline since the 2009 Great Recession. “The loss of 1,000 restaurant jobs in May following the minimum wage increase in April was the largest one month job decline since a 1,300 drop in January 2009, again during the Great Recession,” AEI Scholar Mark J. Perry noted in the report.
  • Chick-fil-A's secret to becoming America's favorite restaurant chain

    07/03/2015 6:54:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/03/2015 | HAYLEY FITZPATRICK
    Chick-fil-A is America's favorite restaurant. American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named Chick-fil-A the most-loved restaurant in America. The company scored an 86 out of a possible 100 points in customer satisfaction, beating Chipotle and Panera Bread. Chick-fil-A's secret? Having the perfect blend of great food and excellent customer service. Fast casual companies like Chick-fil-A are successful because they, "typically offer better ingredients, freshness, and more developed décor," according to the report. Chick-fil-A not only beat all other chains in customer satisfaction, but it also took ACSI's top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria evaluated for this...
  • RANKED: The 9 unhealthiest restaurant dishes in America

    06/03/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2015 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    A new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest has identified the unhealthiest restaurant meals in America.For the center's annual "Xtreme Eating" list, its nutrition experts reviewed menus at 200 restaurant chains in the US to find the meals heaviest in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar.Restaurants that made the list include The Cheesecake Factory, Outback Steakhouse, and Red Lobster.Here's the list, ranked lowest to highest by calories.9. The Cheesecake Factory: Warm Apple Crisp (1,740 calories) Center for Science in the Public InterestThis decadent dessert has whipped cream, caramel sauce, apple crumble, and two scoops of ice...
  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Seattle restaurants going dark as $15 an hour minimum wage goes into effect

    03/14/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 156 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-14-15 | Rich Moran
    Seattle is about to embark on a civic experiment that most experts predict will be an economic disaster; a $15 an hour minimum wage is set to go into effect on April 1st. And some restuarants in the city have already shuttered their doors and are either going out of business or moving to friendlier climes. This was entirely predictable - and was predicted when the measure passed the Seattle city council. Restuarants are particularly sensitive to this sort of increase in wages since most of their employees are paid at the minimum, and such a large percentage of their...
  • Restaurant chain invites the pope (and you) to try its Lent menu

    02/27/2015 2:18:59 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 21, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    How’s this for an unusual marketing gimmick: Red Robin is hoping to lure Catholics who are abstaining from meat during Lent by presenting its latest seafood menu — even inviting Pope Francis to lunch.And other fast food restaurants are jumping on the Lent wagon as well.Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc., based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, extended an invitation to the pope on Wednesday as it introduced its new “Wild Pacific” crab cake burger.The company released a statement “joyfully” extending an invitation to the pope to eat at Red Robin during the Lenten season.“If His Holiness accepts and visits any U.S. location between February 18 and...
  • Shots Fired at Kosher Restaurant in Paris

    12/25/2014 5:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | Ben Ariel
    Just days after fire was opened at a synagogue in Paris, a kosher restaurant in the same city was attacked in a similar manner. According to the French-language JSSNews, an air gun was fired towards the Al Haeche kosher restaurant in the 19th district of the French capital. The attack took place overnight Tuesday, and the owner of the restaurant discovered a bullet hole in his window on Wednesday morning, around 7:00 a.m. The damage was minimal and there were no injuries, noted JSSNews, adding that the same type of gun was used in attack earlier this week on the...
  • 4 arrested in brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company

    12/15/2014 9:38:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Local10.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Michael Seiden
    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - An employee who works at a popular brewery in Coral Springs was seriously injured Sunday after he tried breaking up a fight between patrons and a waiter, police said. Coral Springs police were called to Big Bear Brewing Company, 1800 N. University Drive, after receiving multiple 911 calls from employees who feared for their lives. Police arrested Claude Galland, 29, and Michael Laguerre, 29, on complaints of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after witnesses alleged the men assaulted a restaurant employee.
  • Video Shows San Francisco Restaurant Worker Tenderizing Meat On Sidewalk [Chinese]

    12/02/2014 10:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | December 1, 2014 11:01 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A viral video shot outside a San Francisco restaurant may have people thinking twice about eating out. The video shot outside Lucky River, a Chinese restaurant in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood appears to show a worker slamming slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk. KPIX showed the video to residents near the restaurant. “That’s horrible,” said Steve Vender. “The sidewalks have never been cleaned,” said London Lacey. As to why anyone would be pounding the sidewalk with frozen slabs of meat, an inspector from the San Francisco Health Department paid a visit to Lucky River...
  • Johnny Garlic’s Employee Shocked Restaurant Shut Down Three Days After His Hire (owned by Guy Fieri)

    11/11/2014 5:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    KOVR CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | November 10, 2014 | Nick Janes
    A popular restaurant owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri went out of business on Monday, leaving dozens of employees out of work. Britton Archie was told not to talk to CBS13, but he did anyway. “I got a phone call that says today’s your last day,” he said.
  • Red Lobster admits defeat after failed attempt to appeal to people who didn't like seafood

    11/03/2014 1:57:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | David McCormack
    Struggling restaurant chain Red Lobster is going back to its roots with a new menu that’s set to feature more dishes featuring lobster. A revamped menu announced on Monday removes several poorly received non-seafood dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop. These non-seafood dishes had been added by the chain's previous owner, Darden Restaurants Inc., in the vain hope of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined.
  • Minn. African restaurant owner forced to change sign over Ebola fears

    10/27/2014 10:20:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Oct 14 | Fox News Staff
    Concern over Ebola has forced a Minnesota restaurant owner who serves African food to cover up part of her sign and reconsider her Liberian-themed menu. Kellita Whisnant has owned Mama Ti's African Kitchen in Brooklyn Park, Minn. for three years. Now that confirmed cases of Ebola have reached U.S. soil, she says business is down by about 50 percent. “This African name that brought people in before, is now hurting me," Whisnant told Minneapolis-St.Paul's KMSP Fox9 . "We get the jokes, the ridicule." Amid declining sales—and a customer flat out asking her if the restaurant had Ebola—Whisnant covered up the...
  • OLIVE GARDEN INVESTOR: BACK OFF ON THE BREADSTICKS

    09/12/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 90 replies
    AP ^ | September 12, 2014 | Candice Choi
    Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a nearly 300-page critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says Olive Garden restaurants lack training and discipline and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time. That leads to waste — and cold breadsticks, Starboard says.
  • Burger joint shames Philadelphia Eagles star Over Small Tip

    09/10/2014 10:18:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    "Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been publicly called out by the owner of a local eatery for leaving a 20-cent tip on a bill totaling more than $60. The Philadelphia burger joint PYT shared a receipt online showing what was described as Mr McCoy's paltry tip. 'The twenty cent tip that the Eagles' LeSean McCoy just left our server on his $60 check is going to come in really handy for that new official NFL McCoy jersey he had his heart set on,' the message that accompanied the receipt read. 'That is a .03% tip. New record!'"
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • Anthony Weiner wants to open NYC restaurant

    08/08/2014 8:03:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2014 10:59 AM EDT
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner wants to open a restaurant in New York City. The place would be in the Rockaways, a coastal Queens neighborhood that is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It would be named The Rockaway Restoration Kitchen and offer locally-sourced food. …
  • New Toronto restaurant staffed with deaf waiters

    08/04/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 29, 2014 | The National
    Ioanna Roumeliotis visits Signs, Canada's first restaurant staffed with deaf waiters.
  • TN:Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

    07/22/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This sign is posted on three doors of the Shiloh Brew and Chew in Maryville, TN A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens.   The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a "No Weapons Allowed" sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside.   From wbir.com: "They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot," said Floyd. "And that got me thinking....
  • For Olive Garden, the menu is worth more than new decor

    07/10/2014 8:03:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 121 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 9, 2014 | Chris Nichols
    With Darden Restaurants' (DRI) announcement that a remodel for its Olive Garden division has started, the main takeaway is a simple one — it's nowhere near to giving up on the Italian-themed chain. The other takeaway is that this latest attempt to spur customers to take a seat at its tables may well mean activist investors, who've been vocally at odds with management, received another reason to complain.
  • At gun-friendly Colorado restaurant, even the waitresses are armed

    07/04/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 12 replies
    The Record ^ | 07/04/2014 | Unattributed
    RIFLE, Colo. — Many stores and restaurants are telling people not to bring their guns inside, but one western Colorado restaurant not only embraces the practice of packing heat, it encourages its customers to carry openly — and its waitresses do, too. As she takes your order at Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle — yes, Rifle — waitress Ashlee Saenz carries a pad, pen and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver holstered on her leg, Old West style. It's loaded, and she knows how to use it
  • Watch: 'Traitor' MK Zoabi Gets Kicked Out of a Restaurant

    06/24/2014 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/14
    Knesset Chairman MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud) may have said Monday that he can't dismiss Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from the Knesset for her shocking comments justifying the abduction of three Israeli teenagers - but one plucky restaurant owner decided to dismiss her from his establishment. In a video filmed on a cell phone, the Arab MK can be seen being kicked out by the owner, who called her "traitor" several times in the course of the interchange. Video At the start of the video, the owner can be heard asking Zoabi sarcastically if they don't have his restaurant in...
  • Nazi-Themed Cafe Reopens in Bandung

    06/24/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Sun, June 22 2014
    A Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that closed shop after sparking international outrage reopened Saturday with its walls still bearing swastikas and a painting of Adolf Hitler. Henry Mulyana voluntarily shut down his SoldatenKaffee last year after media reports exposed his swastika-clad establishment, prompting death threats and accusation of inciting racial hatred. Following the closure, his lawyer told AFP that Henry would later reopen his business with a broader World War II theme and said he would remove all swastikas. But at the opening on Saturday, three huge iron eagles bearing swastikas were on display, as were WWII propaganda posters bearing...
  • Why restaurant meals don't look like the ads

    05/19/2014 8:51:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 99 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kattie Little
    Blowtorches, tweezers and glue: These are just a few of the items used to create those mouth-watering restaurant ads. To make food look as appealing as possible, food stylists and photographers use a range of instruments, good lighting, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. These tricks of the trade help explain why restaurant meals from the drive-thru often look very different than they do in promotional images. "Nothing is just plopped down and put in the center like it is when you order at a restaurant," said Jean Ann Bybee, owner of Bybee Photography and co-author of a pair of...
  • PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home into a Vegan Restaurant

    04/07/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not shy away from attention grabbing news stories when it comes to furthering their cause of animal rights. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, the organization’s president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, recently wrote a letter to the real estate agent who listed infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale. In the correspondence to agent Richard Lubinski, Newkirk said that PETA would like to turn the Ohio house into a vegan restaurant and “respond to the past with...
  • Anger over photo behind stabbing death of West Boca restaurant owner, deputies say

    03/14/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    South Florida Sun-Senitnel ^ | March 14, 2014 | Adam Sacasa
    The horrific crime unfolded inside the packed dining room of a popular West Boca eatery. More than 20 terrified diners watched as a worker wielding a huge knife stabbed the restaurant owner and another worker during a dinnertime melee. The reason for the rampage? Palm Beach deputies say the worker — 42-year-old Tilus Lebrun — was angry that his photo had been taken and posted online on March 2. So he attacked Dimitrios Karaloukas, owner of Jimmy the Greek Taverna, during Thursday's supper rush.
  • Obamacare: Now Appearing On Your Restaurant Bill

    02/27/2014 10:43:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    That the bulk of Americans (especially those 4+ million whose insurance policies have recently been cancelled as a result of the ACA) have to pay more for healthcare as a result of Obamacare, is now largely accepted and well-known. But did you know that the cost of Obamacare is slowly metastasizing to other places? Such as your restaurant bill. Presenting Exhibit A.From CNN: Several restaurants in a Florida chain are asking customers to help foot the bill for Obamacare. Diners at eight Gator's Dockside casual eateries are finding a 1% Affordable Care Act surcharge on their tabs, which comes...
  • W. Va. Pizza Hut Worker Caught Urinating In Sink Fired [District Manager]

    02/19/2014 9:18:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    <p>KERMIT, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) – Health officials have temporarily shut down a southern West Virginia pizza restaurant after a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink.</p> <p>Local media reported that the Mingo County health department ordered the Pizza Hut in Kermit, about 85 miles southwest of Charleston, to shut down.</p>
  • Shanghai Warms Up To A New Cuisine: Chinese Food, American-Style

    02/12/2014 10:06:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | February 12, 2014 | Frank Langfitt
    Imagine living in China and missing Chinese food. It happens. American expatriates who grew up with popular takeout dishes like General Tso's chicken can't find it in China because it essentially doesn't exist here. Much of the Chinese food we grew up with isn't really Chinese. It's an American version of Chinese food. Chinese immigrants created it over time, adapting recipes with U.S. ingredients to appeal to American palates. Now, Americans living in Shanghai can get a fix of their beloved Chinatown cuisine at a new restaurant called Fortune Cookie. A pair of American entrepreneurs launched Fortune Cookie last year...
  • SC:Governor Haley Will Sign Gun Law Reform

    02/05/2014 9:24:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has said that she will sign the gun law reform, Bill 308.  The law has been widely touted as a "restaurant carry" bill that removes the state restrictions on people with concealed carry permits carrying their defensive firearms into establishments that serve alcohol.    Second amendment supporters have argued that they should be able to eat at the same restaurants as other citizens, without discrimination by the government.  The new law will prohibit legally armed citizens from consuming alcohol while in these establishments.  Restaurants owners will be able to discriminate if they chose...
  • Restaurant Carry (with permit) Coming to South Carolina

    01/25/2014 5:58:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Map courtesy of opencarry.org  It appears that people with concealed weapon permits in South Carolina will now have an easier time of finding a place to have dinner.  South Carolina is just a signature away from joining the vast majority of states that do not prevent people with gun permits from bringing their personal defensive firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol.  The legislation prohibits people carrying legal weapons from consuming alcohol in the establishments.  Governor Nikki Haley seems likely to sign the bill, which passed the house with an overwhelming 90 to 18 majority.  From greenvilleonline.com: The House’s 90-18...
  • Study: Minimum wage increases could mean lose (sic) of jobs in SF

    01/19/2014 9:34:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 1-19-14 | Chris Roberts
    Think $4 toast is bad? Try $6 toast, with no one to serve it to you. A survey on one major Bay Area city's minimum-wage hike and its negative impact on businesses could be a warning sign for San Francisco leaders who are seeking to boost the nation's already-highest minimum wage. In San Jose, a 25 percent minimum-wage hike last year led to higher prices for consumers and fewer hours for workers at restaurants, according to a survey conducted by the Employment Policy Institute, a conservative Washington, D.C.-based Meanwhile, leaders in San Francisco -- which has a $10.74 minimum wage...
  • Restaurant owner sells business to pay brain tumour surgery bill for his teenage waitress

    01/10/2014 4:45:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 99 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Rebecca Pocklington
    Brittany Mathis can't afford the operation because she doesn't have health insurance, so her boss Michael De Beyer is selling his Texas eatery Brittany Mathis, 19, was diagnosed with the small tumour in December but can't afford surgery to remove it because she doesn't have health insurance. Manager and boss Michael De Beyer has offered to sell his Kaiserhof Restaurant in Montgomery, Texas, which he has run for 17 years, to help his employee out.
  • The Toby Keith restaurant “no guns” policy non-story

    12/29/2013 3:08:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12-29-2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Sadly for all concerned, there are more holes in this story than the soles of a four dollar pair of shoes after running a marathon. First and foremost, the supposed “outrage” (more on that below) is being directed at Toby Keith. What none of these outlets seemed to have done was check one of the essential facts which the local news station actually did uncover. I’ll highlight it below for those who missed it. Some comments accuse Keith, who doesn’t own the restaurant, of being anti-gun. The franchise is named after one of Toby Keith’s bigger hits, I Love This...
  • No firearms policy at Toby Keith restaurant draws ire of gun rights advocates

    12/29/2013 12:54:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-29-2013 | Fox News
    A policy at a new restaurant owned by country music star Toby Keith has some gun owners singing the blues. According to WTTG Fox 5, Keith's new restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., displays a sign on the front door that reads, "NO GUNS PERMITTED." Virginia is a gun-friendly state, the station reports, and citizens are allowed to openly carry a weapon into a bar or restaurant, as long as it's clearly visible. State law does, however, reportedly prohibit most citizens who are legally carrying a concealed weapon from consuming alcohol, but they are also allowed to go into a bar or...
  • ‘She’s doctored up our check!’: Couple disputes lesbian waitress’ viral claim they stiffed her

    11/26/2013 2:19:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    BRIDGEWATER, NJ, November 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A lesbian waitress' story about anti-gay patrons who wrote on her receipt that they refused to tip because they do not “agree with your lifestyle” is a “fraud,” according to the family involved. A man and woman, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted New York's NBC 4 to say not only did they not write the message, but they actually left the waitress a tip. Earlier this month former Marine Dayna Morales said she served a rude couple at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Dayna Morales, Dayna Morales Instead of...
  • McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

    11/21/2013 3:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people from loitering around the restaurant. Fed up with their outlet's nocturnal transformation into an unofficial youth club, the store adopted the tactic a few weeks ago and says it has significantly reduced the number of loiterers, particularly around the car park. The strategy has reportedly been tried before by a local council at a car park in Australia, though previous efforts involved blaring songs by Barry Manilow. Matthew Watson, the operations manager at the Mt Annan McDonald's on the outskirts of...
  • Restauranteur Jason Chan nabs 'thief' Justin Ballof with martial arts in Chicago

    11/17/2013 6:48:33 AM PST · by sergeantdave · 9 replies
    news.com.au ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2013 | na
    "We engaged with each other, and he tried to push me out of the way and run out," Chan said. "I grabbed him and threw him into the door." Chan teaches a type of martial art called Shidokan, which he has practised for 19 years. "He was adversarial, [so I used] hand-to-hand combat techniques to make sure he was unconscious," Mr Chan said.
  • Video: A Lobbyist and a Senator Walk Into a Restaurant...

    10/19/2013 11:14:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 10/19/13
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  • SC Restaurant Boots Out Party of 25 Black Customers in Rain Because White Patron Felt Threatened

    08/27/2013 7:04:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 246 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/27/2013 | LEONARDO BLAIR
    After waiting patiently for two hours to be seated, a group of 25 black family members and friends were recently booted out in the rain from a Wild Wing Café in North Charleston, S.C., because a white customer felt threatened by their presence. News of the incident, which is now spreading on social media, was first made public via a Facebook post on Aug. 22 after the company failed to respond to a complaint made on behalf of the offended customers three weeks ago. "I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25...
  • Alleged dining scofflaw nabbed at Azorean (police were harassing him “because he is black and gay,”)

    06/14/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Gloucester (MA) Times ^ | June 12, 2013 | Marjorie Nesin
    A man who has sampled many of Gloucester’s restaurants then ducked out before paying his bills was arrested in a final fiasco at Azorean Sunday night. Steven Davis, 50, had allegedly left Tom Shea’s in Essex without paying the tab, hopped into a taxi cab for an unpaid trip to Azorean in Gloucester, then downed a drink at Azorean without paying up before police arrived about 10 p.m. and ended the spree with his arrest. This came after a 7:30 p.m. trip to Short & Main the same day, a restaurant not far from his Main Street home.
  • 3 critical, 24 injured after restaurant dock collapses into water

    06/13/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    WSVN ^ | June 13, 2013
    NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are on the scene after the back section of a South Florida restaurant and bar collapsed into Biscayne Bay. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call after reports of the back section of Shuckers Bar & Grill collapsed into Biscayne Bay on Thursday night.