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80 year old lobster escapes menu! Print
Friday, 27 July 2012 16:46
ap lucky larry lobster wy 120726 wblog Conn. Man Rescues 80 Year Old Lobster From Restaurant Menu

Don MacKenzie of Niantic, Conn., purchased the lobster from a local restaurant but never took a bite. Instead, he released it back into the Long Island Sound Tuesday because he thought the lobster, nicknamed “Lucky Larry” by the locals, deserved to live.

“It takes seven years for him to even become a lobster big enough to keep,” MacKenzie told The Day of New London. “For a lobster to live this long and avoid lobster traps, nets, lobster pots … he doesn’t deserve a bib and butter.” Continue

Kiss-IN scheduled to protest Chick-Fil-A's position on Gays! Print
Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:59

The gay rights group Equality Illinois is launching a campaign, 'Flick-the-Hate,' which urges people to sign a petition to evict Chick-fil-A restaurants from universities and malls, reports CBS Chicago.

In a statement, Equality Illinois said: “As we challenge the company’s anti-LGBT policies, we must also ask these universities and mall owners why they want to do business with a company that holds up hate as a family value." Continue

First growth since 2009 for US Restaurant locations! Print
Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:55

The number of U.S. restaurant locations increased by 0.5% in spring 2012 versus the same period in 2011, marking the first growth since 2009, according to The NPD Group's ReCount census for the period.

NPD said that the improving economy is driving revival in the industry, hard-hit since the start of the recession.

Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/179568/restaurant-locations-rise-for-first-time-since-200.html#ixzz21jFljSIr
Restaurant cited for not allowing service dog! Print
Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:50

A restaurant owner, cited by police for allegedly refusing to serve a disabled customer because he was accompanied by his service dog, is denying those claims.

Eric Sloan was waiting with his service dog, Rocky, for a table inside the J.A. Shao Buffet off Route 61 in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., on the afternoon of July 10 when he was told by the restaurant's owner, Qui Wang, that he had to leave because of the dog, police said. Continue

Florida's Broken Egg group signs expansion deal Print
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 21:12
Restaurantnews.comAnother Broken Egg Cafe, the 22-unit franchise of breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurants celebrated for a charming ambiance and award-winning menu, announced today the signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement with Double R Restaurant Group to open 10 restaurants in the Atlanta market over the next five years. Continue
Miami Subs from 200 to 38 stores. Mr 301 Is to the rescue! Print
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 21:09
During its peak, the original chain had 200 restaurants but languished after founder Gus Boulis sold the company. Boulis was also a casino boat owner, and was murdered in 2001. Now, only 38 restaurants, located mainly in South Florida, remain. Continue
5 Florida Restaurants chosen in Open Table's top 100 scenic restaurant survey! Print
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:01


The winners span 29 states with California handily outpacing the pack with 37 honorees. Washington came in a distant second with eight winning restaurants, followed by five winners in New York and Illinois. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas count three winning restaurants each, while Alaska, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin have two each. Find out who they are!

Have a college near your Restaurant? These tips may help! Print
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:52
If you operate near a college campus you know how hard it is to get any traction with the school. After all most college kids are looking only at their bottom line not yours. Here are some tips on how you can help boost your sales through participating in school events. Learn more!
Is seafood fraud rampant in Florida? Print
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 21:46
Is that grouper you have there on your plate or pangasius -- a mild-flavored white-flesh fish farmed in Asia? The next time you're out to dine in South Florida, it may be a question you should ask yourself.

According to a new report released by Oceana, an international advocacy group for protecting the world's oceans, up to 31 percent of all seafood sold in Broward and Palm Beach counties is mislabeled. In other words, it's not what you're paying for -- it's seafood fraud.
Groupon Blamed for restaurant closing! Print
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:29
We've all heard stories about businesses using Groupon both good and bad. Here's one about a restaurant in DC who used Groupon and blamed their closing on using Groupon. But, is there another side of the story. Continue
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