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2 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

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

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Related Topix: Mcdonalds, Mozilla, TheStreet, Financial Markets

6 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Teaches Seasonal Lesson

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

17 hrs ago | 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

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America.

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Related Topix: Bob Evans Farms

Journalgazette.net

Report blasts Olive Garden

In a 1,500-page report criticizing Darden Restaurants' management of its flagship chain, Olive Garden, investor Starboard Value says the chain is hurting itself at locations such as this one in Short Pump, Va., and cited numerous problems - including servers piling on too many breadsticks at a time. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what's wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Darden Restaurants, Short Pump, VA

Wall Street Journal

Starbucks Holder Unloaded Big Position

An investment firm sold 6.2 million Starbucks Corp. shares between Thursday's close and Friday's session, according to people familiar with the matter, turning over more than double the stock's average daily volume in a single trade. Bank of America Merrill Lynch facilitated the sale by buying the entire position and re-offering it to clients for $75.15, the people said, for a deal value of $469 million.

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Related Topix: Starbucks

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Farm-to-Fork's rapid growth stuns its Sacramento organizers

On Halloween 2012, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, flanked by chefs and restaurateurs from throughout the region, stood in downtown's Cesar Chavez Plaza and proudly proclaimed Sacramento "America's Farm-to-Fork Capital." Even Mike Testa, who would take on much of the "Farm-to-Fork" marketing efforts as senior vice president of convention sales and business development with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, admitted that "if you had told me on that Halloween that it would grow as quickly as it has, I would have told you that you were crazy."

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Restaurant Management, Marketing, Life, Food, Dining

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BBC News

Should people pay for not turning up to a restaurant?

No-shows for reservations are an age-old problem for restaurants. But one restaurateur thinks he has cracked the problem by replacing bookings with paid-for tickets, and he's bringing the system to the UK.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Gordon Ramsay, Life, Food, Chefs, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Beverly Hills, CA

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