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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Second Blaze pizza location opening in Louisville

The first Blaze restaurant in Louisville opened in June in a 2,300-square-foot space in Shelbyville Road Plaza. Louisville-based Millennial Restaurant Group, which includes prominent restaurateurs Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman and James A. Patterson , owns the franchise location as well as franchising rights for Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Restaurant Management, Lexington, KY

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, chef of the Japanese restaurant "COM FOR TABLE" slices whale meat for a dish in in Tokyo.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Slovenia, Europe, World News

9 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Breadstick policy seen as generous

Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity." The remark is part of a response by the chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300-page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Darden Restaurants, Noble County, IN, Albion, IN

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Potomac Local

Fall for the Book: Haute Cuisine at the Hylton is Sept. 18

Read Manassas author Belinda Miller's Winterfrost , part of the Phillip's Quest Series , and you may find yourself whipping up a batch of Ivy's Tater Dumplings with Phillip's Hazelnut Sauce in the kitchen. It's her mother's recipe, and it's in the back of the book.

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Related Topix: Manassas, VA, George Mason University, Centreville, VA, Occoquan, VA, Restaurant Management

The Honolulu Advertiser

Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

Burger King's Honolulu attorney Grant Kidani filed a motion Monday asking for a dismissal, a fine and attorney's fees after Bartholomew didn't attend a settlement conference last week. Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.

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Related Topix: Burger King, Honolulu, HI

TheStreet.com

Will McDonald's (MCD) Stock Be Helped By Build-Your-Burger?

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Related Topix: Mcdonalds, Mozilla, TheStreet, Financial Markets

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Olive Garden to hedge fund: Hands off our breadsticks

Olive Garden is overfilling its salad bowls, complained a hedge fund lobbying to gain control of parent company Darden Restaurants. Darden responded: ìOlive Gardenís salad and breadsticks have been an icon of brand equity since 1982.î NEW YORK - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosity.” The remark is part of a response by the chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants Inc., to a nearly 300-page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Dining, Darden Restaurants, Orlando, FL

Shirley Oracle

Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends

In this May 5, 2014 file photo, restauranteur Jacques Pepin attends the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. KQED Public Television, the San Francisco-based public television affiliate that has produced more than a dozen of Pepin's popular cooking series over the last quarter century, said in a release last week that it will begin recording Pepin's final series in October.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, KQED, Madison, CT

KVOX-FM Fargo

Chefs take spotlight at London debut music-and-foo...

Gourmet food proved to be the new rock 'n'roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music. But it was the chefs, among them Richard Bainbridge, who heads up the Michelin-starred Morston Hall in Norfolk, England, and who demonstrated how to cook a Sunday roast to a packed audience, who stole the show.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Gourmet, Restaurant Management

TheStreet.com

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Teaches Seasonal Lesson

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Related Topix: Starbucks, Mozilla, Drink, Coffee, Life, Holidays, Labor Day

AGBeat

Starbucks reconsiders their policy against baristas showing ink

Starbucks is making some serious considerations regarding some of their corporate policy, which restrict baristas from showing tattoos, according to the Seattle Times . It makes perfect sense for the brand that was born in the land of ink, and in an era where most young people have ink or have designs swirling around in their heads.

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Related Topix: Starbucks, Publishing, Media, Seattle Times, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

Sun Sep 14, 2014

GuruFocus.com

How Yummy Is Yum! Brands' Dividend?

The owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell, Yum! Brands is planning to make its investors happy by increasing their returns. The fast food restaurant chain will be paying out around 40% to 45% of its annual adjusted profit.

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Related Topix: Yum Brands, Life, Fast Food, Food

Pasadena Star-News

New Bravo TV show features Los Angeles hot spots in search for a Best New Restauranta

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio, a seasoned judge on Bravo's “Top Chef” and owner of Craft in L.A., is on a mission to find out. Colicchio has been traveling all over the country this summer to the nation's top eateries for the “Best New Restaurant.” The new Bravo reality competition pits 16 of the hottest new restaurants in the United States against each other in a series of challenges that tests local eateries' culinary prowess as well as their customer service, decor and more.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel, Travel, Top Chef, Entertainment, Television, Restaurant Management, Life, Food, Chefs, Tom Colicchio

The Motley Fool

3 Retailers to Put in Your Portfolio Before the Holidays

Amazon is leading the online revolution Retailers delivered largely disappointing financial performance during the last holiday season. The unusually cold weather was clearly a relevant factor behind lackluster sales data, but the online retail revolution is a much more serious and permanent threat for many brick-and-mortar operators.

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Related Topix: Weather, Starbucks, Life, Holidays, Cyber Monday, Retail, Federated Department Stores

Crain's New York Business

The BR Guest coup

When titans Barry Sternlicht and Stephen Hanson began clashing over how to run BR Guest Hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht quietly began casting around for a new chief executive for the restaurant company. In June 2013, the investment banker hired James Gersten, a veteran restaurateur, as a senior vice president overseeing hospitality for his growing hotel portfolio - but he had bigger plans for him.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Travel/Tourism, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Home Listing, Home

Palo Alto Weekly

Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

Henry Rafael, a project planner with the City of Palo Alto, stands in front of Sam's Chowder House in downtown Palo Alto, which opened last November after going through the city's permit process. Photo by Ciera Pasturel.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Restaurant Management, San Mateo County, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA

SFGate

Kids Are Too 'Sophisticated' To Go To Mcdonald's

For the first time in 25 years, the company has lost its status as the No. 1 chain with the most "kid appeal" and Chick-fil-A has taken its spot, Crain's Chicago Business reports based on findings from Happy Meals are vital to McDonald's business.

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Related Topix: Mcdonalds, Life, Fruits, Food

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Regina Leader Post

Restaurant owner fights worker's deportation

Jamila Bibi has spent the last three days locked in a Saskatchewan jail, not knowing the terror that awaits her if she is deported to her home country. Bashin Ahmed Khan, a lawyer representing Bibi, said Bibi would rather die in a Canadian prison than go back to her native Pakistan, where she faces charges of adultery.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, North America, Canada, World News,

SFGate

Denmark McDonald's Workers Get Paid Vastly Higher Wages

Fast food workers across the globe have been holding protests and walking out on their jobs in an attempt to force the industry to raise wages to at least $15 an hour. In response to the protests, McDonald's, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, has warned that wage increases would force franchisees to raise menu prices .

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Related Topix: Mcdonalds, Life, Fast Food, Food

SFGate

We've Just Witnessed The First True Masterpiece Of The Modern Hedge Fund Era

We're living in a golden age for a certain kind of very-public investing strategy, where big-name hedge funders get up on stage, or produce PowerPoint presentations laying out their investment thesis on a given company. Bill Ackman is probably best known for this strategy.

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Related Topix: Darden Restaurants, Life, Food, Dining

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