restaurants

Mike Mozart

Dunkin’ Donuts Ramping Up Discounts To Bring In Customers

Dunkin’ Donuts, faced with slipping sales, has undergone a bit of a revamp in recent months, such as dropping the “Donuts” portion of its name at a California store to paring down its menu. Now, the company is focusing on deals, as in, giving customers more of them. [More]

Amazon

Amazon App Will Soon Let You Place Takeout Orders At Some Restaurants

In its never-ending quest to stick its fingers into as many pies as possible, Amazon will soon allow customers in some areas to place orders for takeout food with local restaurants from inside the Amazon app. [More]

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Files For Bankruptcy

The long list of restaurant chains filing for bankruptcy amid slower sales added another name today: Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  [More]

Couple Caught On Camera Copulating At Domino’s Counter May Face Jail Time

Couple Caught On Camera Copulating At Domino’s Counter May Face Jail Time

If your fantasy is to engage in all manner of sexual relations while waiting for your pizza order, just be aware that there may be repercussions for your public display of intimacy. [More]

Mike Matney

After Closing 100 Locations, Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private In $146M Deal

Earlier this year, Ruby Tuesday revealed that it was exploring strategic alternatives — corporate speak for a sale — after experiencing continued declining sales and closing nearly 100 underperforming stores. Now, the company has settled on its alternative, a $146 million sale to private equity firm NRD Capital.  [More]

nick.amoscato

Please Don’t Call In A Bomb Threat To Avoid Paying Your Restaurant Tab

While we’ve heard of people calling 9-1-1 to report complaints they have about their food, police in Pittsburgh say one fast food customer took things a step too far when he allegedly called in a bomb threat to avoid paying his bill. [More]

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Shake Shack Trying Out Cashless Kiosks In Quest To Speed Up Ordering Process

In an effort to speed things up in its restaurants, Shake Shack is trying out a few new things at one New York City location, including cashless kiosks that customers use to place orders monitored by employees. [More]

JeepersMedia

Mystery Couple Delights Diners At Applebee’s By Regularly Picking Up Strangers’ Bills

Although they say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, patrons of one Pennsylvania Applebee’s would beg to differ, thanks to the generosity of a mystery couple that’s been paying the tab for strangers at least a few times a month. [More]

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Whole Foods Investigating Credit Card Breach At Some Stores

Have you eaten at or enjoyed an adult beverage at Whole Foods this year? If you paid with a credit card, your information might have been leaked. Whole Foods is investigating a possible credit card breach at some of its stores.  [More]

Consumerist

Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Says There Are Too Many Restaurants, Even As His Company Expands

While a number of chain restaurants like Joe’s Crab Shack, Bob Evans, and Logan’s Roadhouse have closed locations in recent years, there’s still a wealth of options for people looking to dine out or grab a quick cup of java. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.  [More]

Chipotle Hopes Celebrity Chef Can Transform Its Tasty Made Burger Business

Chipotle Hopes Celebrity Chef Can Transform Its Tasty Made Burger Business

In an attempt to diversify, Chipotle recently branched out into the burger business with a new operation called Tasty Made. But just like Chipotle’s queso dip, the public hasn’t exactly been clamoring for these new burgers. In an effort to pump some life into Tasty Made, the company is bringing in a celebrity chef. [More]

Which Chain Restaurants Are Still Failing At Reducing The Use Of Antibiotics?

Which Chain Restaurants Are Still Failing At Reducing The Use Of Antibiotics?

Feeling pressure from customers, scientists, doctors, and public health advocates, a growing number of fast food and fast-casual restaurant chains are now taking steps to eliminate at least some medically unnecessary antibiotics from the animals they source for their meat. At the same time, nearly all of these positive changes have only focused thus far on curbing antibiotic overuse in chickens, and nearly half of the industry’s biggest players still have no plan in place to deal with this issue at all. [More]

Why Does Sonic Drive-In Air Ads In Places Where No Sonic Exists?

Why Does Sonic Drive-In Air Ads In Places Where No Sonic Exists?

If you’ve ever been vegging on the couch and found yourself wondering why you’re watching a commercial for Sonic Drive-In — starring those two vaguely familiar actors — when there’s no Sonic restaurants nearby, you’re not alone. The chain purposely airs nationwide ads even in markets where the nearest Sonic is an hour away. [More]

Mark Turnauckas

Amazon Wants To Deliver That Shake Shack Burger You Don’t Feel Like Getting For Yourself

Not content with its recent push into groceries with the purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon is now expanding its efforts in restaurant delivery with a new partnership that could allow customers to order from chains like Shake Shack, Chipotle, and Applebee’s online. [More]

Bar Shuts Down After Employees, Customers Learn Owner Donated To Former KKK Leader David Duke

Bar Shuts Down After Employees, Customers Learn Owner Donated To Former KKK Leader David Duke

A Minneapolis bar has gone from local hotspot to closed-for-business after employees, patrons, and entertainers learned that the club’s owner recently donated to the political campaign for a former head of the Ku Klux Klan. [More]

WSB-TV

Panera Worker Fired For Calling Customer A “Stupid B***h” On Receipt

Of all the phrases one might expect to find on a receipt — “Have a nice day!” “Come again!” — an insulting message is the last thing any customer wants to read. But a Panera Bread worker is now out of a job, after a customer said there was a strongly-worded note left on her receipt. [More]

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Breaking News: It’s No Longer “Cool” To Eat Brains

Put down that fork! You were probably about to enjoy a delicious plate of steaming hot brains, but we’ve got news: Eating animal organs and entrails has become so normal in restaurants these days, it’s no longer cool to consume brains. [More]

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Same-Sex Couple Claims Server Told Them Sharing A Dessert “Wouldn’t Look Right”

Sharing a dessert with your dining companion is nothing new, but a same-sex couple in D.C. claims that when they asked their server for two spoons so they could split a sundae, they were told such a thing wouldn’t be possible, and doesn’t go with the “ambiance” of the restaurant. [More]