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Latest quick-serve strikes call for civil disobedience! Print
Friday, 05 September 2014 11:08

NRN.com - Dozens of workers were arrested Thursday for blocking traffic and other acts of civil disobedience during the latest in a series of staged strikes at quick-service restaurants around the country, according to various reports.

It was the seventh such event organized by grassroots groups funded by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, since November 2012. The movement is pushing for an increase in the hourly minimum wage to at least $15, as well as the right for restaurant workers to unionize without retaliation. Organizers called for acts of civil disobedience to raise awareness for their cause.

According to USA Today, protesters were arrested in New York, Detroit, Chicago and Las Vegas. Thousands of workers carried picket signs in more than 100 cities. Continue

 
HIV Positive applicant wins Federal suit against restaurant Print
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:54

News-journal.com - An agreement reached Tuesday in federal court requires the parent company of a Longview Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits to pay $25,000 to a man who said he was denied employment because he has the virus that causes AIDS.

The consent decree between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Famous Chicken of Shreveport also orders the company to train its management in federal anti-discrimination laws with additional hours of school for its human resources director.

The federal commission brought its complaint Sept. 23, 2013, on behalf of Noah Crawford on Sept. 12, 2013. The complaint says Crawford, who was not a plaintiff in the federal case, had learned three months before applying for work at a Longview Popeye’s in 2011 that he had tested positive for HIV.

Crawford had revealed his condition during an interview, when asked why he had checked a box marked “medical” on his application. Continue

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 10:58
 
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Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:57


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Yelp escapes extortion lawsuit unscathed, except for its reputation Print
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 23:02

Engadget.com - For years, businesses have accused Yelp of running an extortion racket. If companies refused to pay for ads, Yelp would allegedly pull down some of their positive reviews (and wreck sales) until they gave in. Well, those accusations don't appear to hold much legal water; an appeals court has upheld a California judge's dismissal of a 2010 class action lawsuit that claimed Yelp was committing civil extortion. Needless to say, the recommendation service is ecstatic. It cites the ruling as proof that the shops simply had an "axe to grind" and were either trying to "draw attention away" from bad reviews or else prop up review manipulation schemes. Continue

 
Ketchup Banned in Florida Restaurant! Print
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 21:11

WESH.com -  A FLORIDA RESTAURANT IS TAKING A STAND AGAINST KETCHUP. OF ALL THINGS. IN FORT MYERS THEY HAVE BANNED ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CONDIMENTS IN THE COUNTRY. FRENCH TRAINED CHEF OCHED THE RESTAURANT TWO YEARS AGO AND SAYS HE NEVER EVEN STOCKED KETCHUP, AND THE MENU INCLUDES BURGERS AND FRIES, HE SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD TRUST HIS COOKING ABILITIES. THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE IT, YOU LIKE IT, YOU EAT IT, AND IF YOU DON'T YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK. A WOMAN PULLED OUT CHEESE AND KETCHUP AND I ASKED HER TO TO DO THAT AND SHE NEVER CAME BACK. HE SAYS HE HAS BUILT UP A BASE OF CUSTOMERS. I CAN SEE THAT, YOU WORK SO HARD TO MAKE IT TASTE GOOD AND WE DUMP THE STUFF ON IT. I'M THE SAME WHY WITH A GRILLED STEAK, DON'T PUT SAUCE ON IT. TRY THAT STEAK FIRST. WITH THAT SAID, I WOULD LIKE KETCHUP ON ANY M I FRIES.Read more:http://www.wesh.com/news/chef-bans-ketchup-from-restuarant-in-fort-myers/27851148#ixzz3CI0SdI00

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 21:46
 
Homeless man Arrested/ charged with murder at McDonald's restaurant! Print
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 21:07

WPTV.com -For most of the day Tuesday, only the drive-thru lane was open at a McDonald’s on US 1, just south of State Road 60.

Most of the night Monday, it was a crime scene. Police say Kevin Adorno, 28, of Unionville, Connecticut was on his cell phone outside the restaurant when he was attacked by knife-wielding 59 year-old Rene Herrera Cruz.

Police say after the stabbing, Cruz threw the murder weapon into the bushes outside of the restaurant and then ran across the street to a Burger King where he discarded a second knife before police caught him.

Adorno went back inside the McDonald's where he collapsed.  Rescue crews transported Adorno to Indian River Medical Center where he died a short time later. Continue

 
Tommy Bahama to open five stores in Florida in October! Print
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:04

Heraldtribune.com - Tommy Bahama, the restaurant and retail clothing line inspired by the islands, will continue to expand in Florida by opening five new stores in the state this year.

The retailer is opening a 4,400-square-foot retail store inside the Mall at University Town Center on Oct. 16. Tommy Bahama operates a restaurant and small retail store on St. Armands Circle already. Additionally, Tommy Bahama has new locations planned for Naples, Jupiter and St. Petersburg.

Tommy Bahama is known for its relaxed feel and beach-side theme in its clothes and restaurants. It opened its first island location in 1996 in Naples, where it began offering resortware to residents and tourists alike along the Gulf Coast. By the end of the year, the brand will have 20 stores in Florida.

Tommy Bahama will open one restaurant, bare and store concept at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, just north of West Palm Beach, on Nov. 6. The 8,890-square-foot space will connect the restaurant and bar with a retail storefront. Continue

 
Muscle Maker Grill plans to open 22 new restaurants accross the country.! Print
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:01

/PRNewswire/ -- Muscle Maker Grill®, a fast-casual restaurant franchise that serves freshly prepared meals with its guests' health in mind, announces it will be opening 22 new locations throughout the country, which will raise the number to over 75 units.

"This is a significant achievement for Muscle Maker Grill and we are thrilled to report our steady growth and continued expansion into the Midwest and Western markets," saidRod Silva, founder of Muscle Maker Grill. "Our truly unique concept of great food with your health in mind is gaining popularity throughout the U.S. and we look forward to helping each of our new franchisees grow their local presence with unparalleled corporate support."

Recent store openings includeLas Vegas, NV,Dallas, TX, a third location inConnecticutlocated inHamdenand a second location inStaten Island, NY, located on Clove Road. An additional 22 new franchises will result in the development of restaurants in the following locations: Continue

 
Former restaurant owner wins $644 K suit against state of MS! Print
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:18

Sunherald.com -  A family that owned a restaurant in Bay St. Louis before Hurricane Katrina has won $644,000 in a lawsuit, with jurors ruling that land Mississippi took to build a new small-craft harbor was private property, not state tideland.

The verdict came Monday after a weeklong trial in Hancock County, Paul Scott, a lawyer for the Murphy family, said.

Testimony showed that the Murphy family, which operated Dan B's beachfront restaurant, had deeds showing their property extended beyond a decades-old retaining wall to the water's edge, Scott said. The Murphys had owned the land since the 1980s, he said.

Pamela Weaver, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, declined to comment Wednesday. Hosemann's office administers state tidelands. The state could choose to pay the judgment or appeal. Continue

 
378 People "pay it Forward" at Florida Restaurant! Print
Friday, 22 August 2014 11:12

Tampabay.com -  The acts of kindness began at 7 a.m. Wednesday with a woman, her iced coffee and a stranger's caramel macchiato.

The woman paid for her own drink, then asked to pay for the drink of the person behind her in the drive-through. That person returned the favor and paid for the person behind, and so did that person, until the employees at the St. Petersburg Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard began a tally on green laminated paper near the drive-through window.

By 1:30 p.m., the chain had reached 260 customers. People ordered a drink at the speaker. When they pulled through to the next window, the barista, Vu Nguyen, 29, leaned through and said with a smile that their drinks had already been paid for by the person in front of them. Would they like to return the favor?

"It makes your day better, I think," said Lexie Kane, 17, of St. Petersburg, who ordered an iced coffee.

Tim Burnside, 19, had visited in the morning and paid it forward. He returned later to see whether it was still going on. Seeing that it was, he ordered a second chai tea.

"It's nice just to do a random act of kindness for someone you don't know," said Burnside, also of St. Petersburg. Continue

 
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