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Sick Of Being Robbed, Coffee Shop Goes Cash-Free

There are plenty of restaurants and businesses that refuse to accept anything other than cash, but one Baltimore coffee shop is swinging the other direction after getting robbed one too many times. [More]

Mike Mozart

Chipotle Sales Down 20% In 2016; Still Working On That Comeback Thing

The good news for burrito chain Chipotle is that its sales are up for the first time in six quarters. The company’s food safety nightmare began in Oct. 2015, and since then the company has either been in crisis mode or trying to recover. The chain’s latest quarterly results show that the recovery isn’t complete, but at least its sales are up a little bit. [More]

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Pizza Hut Worker & Company Head Trade Places: She Gets Super Bowl Tickets, He Does Her Job

In a classic job switcheroo, this year a Pizza Hut employee will enjoy the boss’s Super Bowl seats, while the company president covers her usual restaurant duties. [More]

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Restaurateur: The Last Howard Johnson’s Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks

Yesterday, the news spread across the country that the last still-operating Howard Johnson’s restaurant was not long for this world, with a great big “AVAILABLE” sign posted outside the eatery in the tourist town of Lake George, NY. However, the restaurant’s owner says things are just fine, and claims that this HoJo’s is not closing. [More]

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Waitress Pays Kind Diners’ Bill, Gets Free Dental Work In Return

In a world where there is no shortage of negative interactions between total strangers, it’s always nice to hear about people treating each other with a large dose of kindness. Like a meal at a New Jersey diner that started with one decent act and eventually resulted in free dental work. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Bob Evans Selling Off All Restaurants For $565M To Focus On Packaged Foods

The house of Bob Evans is about to be divided between the packaged foods business and the company’s restaurant brand: Bob Evans Farms Inc. says it’s decided to sell off its eateries to a private equity firm for $565 million and throw its efforts into selling sausage and side dishes in grocery stores. [More]

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Here’s How You Can Get A Free Burger At Shake Shack

If you’re the kind of person who prefers free food over food you have to pay for — and who isn’t? — we’ve got some good news for you: in a bid to woo customers into downloading its new mobile app, Shake Shack is offering customers a free burger. [More]

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McDonald’s & Other Fast Food Giants Battling For Siberian Customers

When you picture Siberia, you probably imagine a vast, frozen landscape, tucked away in the coldest corner of the globe. You probably don’t picture the Golden Arches lighting up the frigid night, but now even Siberia has several McDonald’s locations — and it’s got plenty of competition for customers. [More]

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Pizzeria Claims Enraged UberEATS Driver Fired BB Gun Into Restaurant

Whether you’re into the idea of food delivery robots or not, they’ve got one thing going for’em: they’re not about to get mad and shoot up a restaurant if their plans are scuttled. Unlike the UberEATS driver who’s accused of firing a BB gun into a pizzeria after the eatery denied him a delivery order. [More]

SpongeBob Wins Legal Victory Against Planned “Krusty Krab” Restaurant

SpongeBob Wins Legal Victory Against Planned “Krusty Krab” Restaurant

Creators of popular movies, TV shows, books, and video games are sometimes savvy enough to register unique characters and fictional places with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, but a federal court ruling in a case involving SpongeBob Squarepants shows that a fictional business need not be trademarked in order to benefit from trademark protection. [More]

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East Coast Chuck E. Cheese’s Locations Hosting “Sensory-Free” Sundays For Autistic Kids

Visiting Chuck E. Cheese’s can be a very heady experience for a kid — what with the singing animatronic animals, flashing lights, rambunctious kids, hot pizza (and occasional all-out brawls among the adults). For a child with autism it can be more than exciting — it can be overwhelming, which is why some Chuck E. Cheese’s locations will host a series of monthly “Sensory-Free” events. [More]

Kai Brinker

Restaurants Sorting Out Weird Calorie Issues Before Menu Rules Go Into Effect

When your salad comes with dressing and croutons, should a menu board calorie count include those toppings? Does a restaurant have to calculate and post the calories in a seasonal item like an eggnog latte? Restaurants and vending machine operators only have a few months to figure this out before the Food and Drug Administration’s calorie-count requirement becomes mandatory. [More]

Airbnb Invests $13M In Restaurant Booking Service In Quest To Be One-Stop Travel Shop

Airbnb Invests $13M In Restaurant Booking Service In Quest To Be One-Stop Travel Shop

Not content to exist simply as an accommodations booking site, Airbnb is continuing its efforts to provide any service a traveler may need with a $13 million investment in a restaurant booking app called Resy. [More]

Chipotle Launches “Dietary Options” Tool For Better Burrito Personalization

Chipotle Launches “Dietary Options” Tool For Better Burrito Personalization

As the saying goes, “One man’s burrito is another man’s dietary nightmare.” And because it’s not always easy to know exactly how many calories will be in that chorizo burrito, or which ingredients are part of a particular diet — whether it’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, or what have you — Chipotle has released an online tool. [More]

Jared W. Smith

“Vile And Amazing”: Fans Of Jack In The Box Tacos Defend Their Undying Devotion

There are some experiences that experiences that are difficult to explain to those who haven’t had firsthand knowledge — being pregnant, how it feels to fly in a dream, or eating a taco from Jack in the Box, something Americans do 554 million times every year. This, despite the fact that the deep-fried, American-cheese filled tortillas have been called, “stale, greasy, spicy, crunchy, saucy, and just plain strange,” among other things. [More]

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Michigan Bans Local Governments From Banning Plastic Bags

While states like Hawaii and California have enacted bans on plastic bags, Michigan is going the exact opposite route, passing a law that bans local governments from banning plastic bags or putting fees on disposable containers. [More]

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30 Stories We Didn’t Expect To Write In 2016

As a wise internet meme once said, some things are worth waiting for. Often, we end up waiting for them for so long, that when they finally do come to pass, we can’t help but be a bit shocked. And some things… Well, we never expected in the first place. [More]

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World’s First Combination IHOP/Applebee’s Restaurant Slated For Detroit

This just in, from the Midwest: corporate siblings IHOP and Applebee’s will be joining forces to create a combination restaurant — the first of its kind — expected to open in downtown Detroit. [More]