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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Eater

Video Interlude : Watch a Bangkok Restaurant Owner's Master Class in Thai Table Manners

The owner of Bangkok's popular Krua Apsorn restaurant sits down with Coconuts TV to give a quick primer on proper Thai table manners. First off, eating with chopsticks and forks is a Western thing: "The spoon is the main utensil when we eat Thai food," says restaurateur Apsorn Gumnurdmanee .

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management

Forbes.com

Dow Analyst Moves: MCD

Our mission at Market News Video is to produce and distribute quality online videos about the stock markets and publicly traded companies. We achieve our mission by delivering videos to visitors to our MarketNewsVideo.com website and through our distribution partners.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Mcdonalds

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

A U.S. appeals court was set to hear arguments Friday on whether a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls should be reactivated in time for the November elections following a... Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election. A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Navy, Darden Restaurants

Park Record

Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run. In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Darden Restaurants, Park City, UT

WTLV

'Bacon Shake' takes milkshakes to new level

After restaurant chains have already plopped virtually everything imaginable -- or unimaginable -- into a milkshake, it's finally come to this: bacon 'Bacon Shake' takes milkshakes to new level After restaurant chains have already plopped virtually everything imaginable -- or unimaginable -- into a milkshake, it's finally come to this: bacon Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/life/food/2014/09/12/bacon-shake/15498587/ 2014 _ This fall, the south is in the house at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. with a new milkshake and burger sure to satisfy a guest's sweet tooth! Beginning now through Nov. 2, guests 21-and-over can enjoy the new BeamA -N-Bacon Boozy Shake made with Jim BeamA Maple Bourbon, caramel and vanilla soft serve blended to perfection and topped with bacon bits and a strip of candied bacon.

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Related Topix: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Weird

Thu Sep 11, 2014

West Australian

As music sales fall, sax player Kenny G turns to stockpicking

Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks. The saxophonist doesn't drink coffee.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Kenny G, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Starbucks, Drink, Coffee, University of Washington

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