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  • Would-be robber beaten up by restaurant employees in Arizona

    07/16/2018 4:17:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    TUCSON, Az. (FOX26 NEWS) — A would-be robber in Arizona was stopped by several restaurant employees and the whole thing was caught on camera. In the video, the crook can be seen standing behind a counter, armed with a knife and demanding money from employees. However, the workers were not amused and one of them decided to take action by throw a chair at the suspect. At least six employees then start attacking the man and subduing him until police arrive.
  • Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing ‘MAGA’ hat

    06/30/2018 7:15:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 6/29/2018 | Simon Little and Niki Reitmayer
    Fired manager Darin Hodge said the issue erupted when he asked a customer to take off their MAGA hat. In an emailed statement, he said he would do it again. “I stand by my decision to ask the patron to remove his hat. The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, islamaphobia [sic], misogyny, white supremacy, homophobia. As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guest’s choice of headwear while in my former place of work,” he wrote. Eva Gates, Vice president of Human Resources for the Sequoia Group of Restaurants...
  • Stephen Miller dines at Mexican restaurant, gets called 'fascist'

    06/24/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 130 replies
    The Week ^ | 21/6/18 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    June 21, 2018 MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen probably shouldn't have gone to a Mexican restaurant while the government was splitting mostly Latino migrant children from their parents at the southern border. But in all fairness, Stephen Miller did it first. Two days before Nielsen was publicly shamed for the family separation policy, President Trump's senior policy adviser similarly didn't think twice about eating at a Mexican restaurant, the New York Post reports. While protesters didn't flood the restaurant as they did with Nielsen, one customer did jump in. "Hey look guys, whoever thought we'd be in...
  • 2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

    05/24/2018 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    CBC,ca ^ | 5/25/2018 | CBC
    3 people suffered 'critical blast injuries' paramedics say Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical blast injuries." Police say two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the secne immediately after the blast.....
  • Chipotle Announces Denver HQ to Relocate to California

    05/23/2018 3:47:17 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 65 replies
    KOAA News 5 ^ | 23 May 2018 | Rachael Wardwell
    DENVER - Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its moving its headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach, California. "We'll always be proud of our Denver roots where we opened our first restaurant 25 years ago. The consolidation of offices and the move to California will help us drive sustainable growth while continuing to position us well in the competition for top talent," said Brian Niccol, chief executive officer at Chipotle. The company said all work within the current Denver office will be consolidated to Chipotle's office in Columbus, Ohio or moved to the new headquarters in California. The next six months will...
  • Bar employees yank snake from ceiling fan in front of screaming patrons

    05/16/2018 2:09:33 PM PDT · by libstripper · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Amy Palacios
    Alright, buddy. You’ve had enough. Time to go. Staff members at the Backyard, a bar, grill and music venue in Waco, Texas, were forced to remove a snake from the establishment after the creature somehow entangled itself in the ceiling fan on Saturday.
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I don’t understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip...
  • How One Famed Hollywood (FL) Restaurant Became the National Center for the Mob

    02/18/2018 10:58:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Matthew Pearl
    But on this day in May 1986, his 8-year-old ocean-blue Oldsmobile barreled backward, crashing through the dock and plunging into the Intracoastal. From nearby appeared a Gold Coast regular, a guy who had spent so much time there that a booth could have been named after him. He saw the car in the water and froze. Sonken's hands remained on the wheel, as if he could drive his way out. Time slowed to a crawl. "Get me outta here," Sonken yelled in the last moments before the car sank. "I can't swim!" Sonken was Gold Coast, which was famous for...
  • This lady I know opened up a sandwich shop. Legal help, please. (vanity)

    02/13/2018 2:26:53 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 158 replies
    This lady I know opened up a sandwich shop recently. She sunk her life savings into it. The location she picked wasn't bad. It was in a strip mall that had a pizza parlor, but no other food establishment. Here's the problem. Shortly after she opened, an inspector came in and told her she must remove all her customer tables! It seems there's some law that says new restaurants without a handicapped accessible restroom cannot have tables. So she removed her tables, and her business has dropped off dramatically.
  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman
    .....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years.... In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion..... ....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits. More than 400 of them have signed a...
  • Restaurant Uses Pre- And Post-Transition Caitlyn Jenner Photos As Bathroom Signs

    11/03/2017 6:20:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 3, 2017 | Jenna Amatulli
    An editor in Dallas shared a disturbing photo Monday of the transphobic bathroom signs currently in use at a local restaurant. Dallas Morning News editor Dom DiFurio posted an image of the bathroom doors at DodieÂ’s Place Cajun Bar & Grill. The doors were decorated with photos of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner, pre- and post-transition, to indicate the menÂ’s and womenÂ’s rooms, respectively. The womenÂ’s room featured a Vanity Fair cover of Jenner and the menÂ’s room had an image of Jenner when she won the Olympic gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Montreal Games. According to the restaurantÂ’s...
  • From combat Marine to celebrity chef: How John Besh built a restaurant empire post-Katrina

    10/21/2017 2:15:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/17 | Brett Anderson
    The foundation of John Besh's culinary celebrity was built in the late 1990s, on the North Shore. He grew up in Slidell, the son of a former fighter pilot paralyzed by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Besh was 9 at the time. By 1999, when Food & Wine Magazine named him one of the country's Best New Chefs for his cooking at Artesia, a now-closed restaurant in Abita Springs, Besh was a Marine combat veteran of the first Gulf War who'd apprenticed at restaurants in France and Germany. The fact that Besh was a precociously gifted craftsman with...
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • What Trump Really Eats For Dinner, According to Chef David Burke

    09/19/2017 12:18:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    Eater ^ | September 19, 2017 | Tim Ebner
    That news you read about Donald Trump ordering his steak doused in ketchup—that’s fake news. Or at least that’s what David Burke, the New York chef who runs BLT Prime inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., says. While the president does in fact prefer his steak well-done, Burke says that ketchup was “probably for a side of French fries,” not his dry-aged New York strip... Q: Let’s talk about the steak order heard around the world. In February, President Trump came here and ordered his steak well-done and with ketchup. What was your reaction? Well, first off he...
  • Tom Colicchio Changes His Restaurant’s Racially Tinged Name

    08/29/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kim Severson
    In an age of careful branding, restaurateurs put a lot of thought into choosing just the right name. Rarely will they go to the trouble and expense of changing it. Yet the chef Tom Colicchio is dropping the name of his newest Manhattan restaurant, Fowler & Wells, after learning that it has historically racist connotations. The new name is Temple Court. Fowler & Wells, which opened last October, was named for a publishing company and scientific institute that once operated in a building on the same site in the financial district; that building was later torn down, replaced by Temple...
  • BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack...

    08/17/2017 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | By Iain Burns
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: At least 13 dead and dozens injured in Barcelona terror attack after van crashes into pedestrians in Las Ramblas tourist district before 'two gunmen take hostages at restaurant' 13 dead and dozens hurt as van drives into crowds of people in Barcelona amid reports of gunshots nearby Emergency services have rushed to the scene near the Las Ramblas tourist area as people urged to stay away The driver of the van is being hunted as he fled after ploughing into pedestrians outside a kosher restaurant Also being reported that two gunmen have taken hostages in a...
  • A Gastronomic Asian Feast At London's Hot New Restaurant P. F. Chang's

    08/04/2017 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 30 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | Marcus Adetola
    The food and drink are on another level, from the signature drink, Fizu, upon arrival (sparkling sake, cucumber, and lemon oil), to my personal favourite, the Original Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Dynamite Shrimp. It is a little spicy but maintains a perfect balance. I also had the zingy Orange Peel Lamb Chop. There is a great dessert selection for those with a sweet tooth like myself. The Gorgonzola Cheesecake is topped with sour cream and gorgonzola crumb which gives it a slight tang but is nicely balanced out with candied walnuts and a delicious mascarpone filled port poached pear....
  • New York restaurateur: we axed 500 employees because of higher minimum wage

    07/11/2017 1:38:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
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  • Baxley Police identify 2 suspects after restaurant assault

    06/25/2017 2:23:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 47 replies ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dal Cannady
    BAXLEY, GA (WTOC) - Police are still struggling for words to describe the attack that took place in Baxley Thursday afternoon after a mother and her daughter were assaulted at their family-owned restaurant. When you leave veteran lawmen speechless, you've reached a new low. It happened just after 3 p.m. at the Qwik Chick takeout stand next to U.S. Highway 1. Owner Jeanette Norris says it started when a couple ordered two meals. They complained that their chicken was too cold and that they didn't get enough fries. The owner checked the food and after more discussion, the female suspect...
  • Restaurant die-off is first course of California’s $15 minimum wage

    06/17/2017 10:21:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | June 13, 2017 | Jeremy Bagott
    In a pair of affluent coastal California counties, the canary in the mineshaft has gotten splayed, spatchcocked and plated over a bed of unintended consequences, garnished with sprigs of locally sourced economic distortion and non-GMO, “What the heck were they thinking?” The result of one early experiment in a citywide $15 minimum wage is an ominous sign for the state’s poorer inland counties as the statewide wage floor creeps toward the mark. Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they...