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Basta Pasta to pay $200,000 to settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and retaliation suit! Print
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:11

Natlawreview.com -  SPOA, LLC and Marathos, LLC, which run the Italian restaurants Basta Pasta in Fallston and Lutherville-Timonium, Md., will pay $200,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

The EEOC charged that Basta Pasta's owner repeatedly subjected female employees, including at least one in her teens, to rampant sexual harassment, including rubbing his genitalia against the buttocks of some of them, engaging in other unwelcome touching, and frequently making sexually suggestive remarks and crude sexual innuendos.  The owner gave alcohol to one female employee, identified by the pseudonym "Mary Smith" in the lawsuit, causing her to pass out and later wake up vomiting.   Smith believed the owner drugged her in an attempt to sexually assault her, according to the lawsuit.  The EEOC further charged that the owner invited another female employee, identified by the pseudonym Jane Doe, to his house, ostensibly to talk about a management opportunity, but Doe believed the owner instead drugged and sexually assaulted her. Continue

Restaurants Shutting out Open Carry diners in Texas. Print
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 11:00

Opposingviews.com - The pro-gun group Open Carry Texas - San Antonio recently visited some local Chili's and Sonic restaurants while wearing their guns.

However, both restaurants turned them down because of their firearms. Open Carry Texas - San Antonio posted videos (below) of the incidents on YouTube on May 19, but later took them down. However, Mother Jones was able to make copies.

At Chili's, a manager tells the group that he has to check the company policy on gun-carrying.

While the gun activists wait, a young woman approaches the group, apparently filming them with her cell phone, and says, "Umm actually, there's children here and you're a dumb ass," notes Mediaite.com. Continue


Sushi Restaurant Calls out lying Yelp Reviewer! Print
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:57

Guyism.com-  I tend to trust people, but there are immediate red flags in the above review. First of all, no self-respecting person orders a spicy tuna roll. Second, claiming that there was a cockroach in her actual sushi roll is the equivalent of throwing a Molotov cocktail through the pants store window. Somewhere in a restaurant? Sure, that’s not a stretch. But is she honestly suggesting that a bug crawled across the chef’s finger tips as he was rolling the sushi? I’m not sure there’s a dish less likely to contain a bug.

The restaurant wasn’t going to take this claim in stride either. Continue

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 11:03
Man gets 60 years in Prison for restaurant holdup! Print
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:12

Opposingviews.com - Charles Bernard Anderson, 39, will live the rest of his life behind bars after an armed robbery of a Georgia chain restaurant.

Anderson pointed a gun at a Waffle House cashier in Mableton, Georgia on October 28, 2012, and demanded cash. An accomplice watched the door and another waited in the car, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The trio of thieves was foiled, however—for good. Anderson is being held in Cobb County Jail awaiting life in prison without parole. He was offered a plea, but refused it.

This is Anderson’s fourth felony conviction. He has previously been found guilty of armed robbery, burglary, and firearm and drug charges.

- See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/crime/armed-robber-gets-life-prison-ga-waffle-house-holdup#sthash.SOjYgggw.dpuf

Restaurant with "No Weapons" sign robbed at gunpoint! Print
Thursday, 22 May 2014 17:06

Townhall.com - North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn't merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a "no weapons" sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons.

Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor.

The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured. Continue

Message to restaurant: "if my guns aren't welcome... neither am I." Print
Monday, 19 May 2014 14:44

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) --Thanks, but no thanks. That's the message some gun owners sent to an Augusta restaurant after their guns weren't welcome. News 12 is on your side and breaks down the new Georgia gun law and how some got the 

 to change their position.

A new Georgia law gives bars, churches, and schools the right to choose if guns can come in or not, and when one business said no, opponents spoke out on
.Guns. It' s "I come up and see a sign on your door that says you don't allow weapons, I'm going to honor your sign, but then I'm also not going to come into your establishment," that's how Jennifer Seymour feels about a no gun rule that was recently reversed by T-Bonz steakhouse.

"It's a matter of that it's not convenient for me to take my gun off to come in an eat, so I'm not going to do that," she told News 12, as she loaded her gun up.Some took it a step further and wrote on Facebook how they weren't coming back either. Seymour didn't chime in on media, but did email T-Bonz Steakhouse. Continue.

Red Lobster to sell for $2.1 B Print
Friday, 16 May 2014 16:13

NRN.com - Darden Restaurants Inc. has agreed to sell Red Lobster to San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash, the casual-dining company said Friday.

After taxes and transaction costs, Darden expects to receive net proceeds of $1.6 billion, of which about $1 billion would be used to retire outstanding debt. The remaining $500 million to $600 million will be deployed for a share repurchase program of up to $700 million in fiscal 2015, the Orlando, Fla.-based company said. Continue

Restaurant workers strike for $15 an hour! Print
Friday, 16 May 2014 13:38

NRN.com - Some quick-service restaurants had to temporarily close or re-staff with managers Thursday as workers protested in as many as 150 U.S. cities and 33 nations, calling for minimum wages of $15 hour, according to various reports.  

The one-day protest continueda campaign launched by various organizations a year and a half agoand expanded it to international locations of large brands such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and KFC.

USA Today reported that strikers claim that managers opted to briefly close down a Burger King in Dorchester, Mass., where some workers were striking, but Burger King spokesman Alix Salyers said that the unit was never closed. And while McDonald's officials insist that no McDonald's restaurants have been closed anywhere due to the strike, protesters insist that several have. Continue

Woman Arrested after calling 911 about Subway order! Print
Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:15

Belvalante Michette Hall, 37, was arrested on Thursday after she called 911 from the Subway restaurant along the 900-block of Cox Road.

According to a 911 recording, Hall called around 5:43 p.m. to say employees had put the wrong sauce on her flatbread pizza.

“I’m down here and these people done gave me marinara sauce instead of pizza sauce and I’ve got them also down here telling me to shut up, all up in my face and everything,” Hall said in a 911 recording. “Can you please send a cop down here?”

“It’s terrible. And I got my receipt, and I told them I can’t eat that kind of sauce, and now they’re telling me I can’t get my money back,” she told 911. “And they can’t make me another pizza with pizza sauce on there.”

Hall was arrested for misuse of 911 system and booked in the Gaston County Jail. She was released three minutes later after posting a $2,000 bond.

Read more at  http://www.newstalkflorida.com/woman-arrested-for-calling-911-upset-about-subway-order/#yzm4PKAsQhr0G8ZR.99

Man gets 60 years in Prison for restaurant holdup! Print
Saturday, 10 May 2014 15:39

Live5news.com - A Berkeley County man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a 2011 armed robbery in Goose Creek. 

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said 26-year-old Donte Samar Brown was convicted of three counts of armed robbery, five counts of kidnapping, second-degree burglary, and criminal conspiracy after nearly a week long trial. Brown must serve eighty-five percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. 

Prosecutors say the co-defendant, Christopher Wilson, pleaded guilty to similar charges in December 2013. Wilson was sentenced to a similar term of 60 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Brown and Wilson's convictions stem from an incident on Dec. 24, 2011, when two masked men, one armed with a butcher knife and the other with a handgun, forced their way into the back door of the local Zaxby’s. Continue

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