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  • Citing higher minimum wages in Seattle, Portland, and SF, restaurant chain files for bankruptcy

    07/15/2019 9:08:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Progressives never learn.  Even as Democrats running for president line up behind a national $15/hour minimum wage, on the West Coast, where cities like Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco all have implemented this demand, a restaurant chain with over 2,000 employees has filed for bankruptcy, citing the high minimum wages that have increased its costs. Jeremy Hill reports for Bloomberg (hat tip: Legal Insurrection): Progressive wage policies helped force upscale eatery operator Restaurants Unlimited Inc. into bankruptcy, according to court documents filed Sunday. The company, which operates 35 restaurants ranging from fine dining to "polished casual" eateries, including Henry's Tavern, Stanford's, and Kincaid's, filed for Chapter 11 protection...
  • Anyone Here Ever Eat at Romano's Macaroni Grill?

    07/07/2019 12:10:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 134 replies
    Self | July 7, 2019 | PJ-Comix
    I often check out Gift Card Granny for the latest discounted gift card deals, especially for restaurants. For the past few weeks I have noticed gift cards for Romano's Macaroni Grill selling for a whopping 56% discount. Okay the question is WHY? I am tempted to purchase such a gift card but is there something about that restaurant that makes that gift card sell for such a low price? If it were a restaurant I was familiar with and liked, I would buy it for sure but since i am unfamiliar with the Macaroni Grill perhaps someone out there can...
  • DC Barbecue Joint Kicks Out Patron For Harassing Customer In MAGA Hat

    07/05/2019 2:13:46 PM PDT · by Liz · 83 replies
    A Washington, D.C., barbecue joint kicked out a man who accused a tourist of racism for wearing a Make America Great Again hat Thursday. TJ Helmstetter tweeted Thursday night that he was kicked out of his favorite restaurant, Hill Country Barbecue and Market, after accusing a tourist wearing a MAGA hat of racism. Helmstetter reportedly called the tourist a Nazi for sporting the MAGA hat. Full story at Daily Caller......
  • Friend pays $530 bill after 10 walk out of Japanese Steakhouse

    05/30/2019 5:06:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 84 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | May 20, 2019
    WARREN, Mich. (FOX 2) - Saturday, the manager of Sagano Japanese Steak House & Bistro contacted Fox 2 to say that a friend of 10 people seen leaving without paying, took care of the groups $530 bill. The payment came after Fox 2 ran a story Friday, depicting the group walking out of the restaurant before their tab was settled. (Original story below): Party of 10 orders food. Party of 10 eats food. Party of 10 leaves. Another dine and dash in metro Detroit has left a Japanese steakhouse and bistro out more than $500 after a large group decided...
  • Making dining out great again: Yelp-like app helps you find MAGA-friendly restaurants and eateries

    03/11/2019 12:49:29 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 49 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Supporters of POTUS Donald Trump are getting an assist from restaurant app that works similar to Yelp in that it identifies eateries that are MAGA friendly. According to The Daily Beast, the app helps Trump supporters locate places where they arent going to be accosted, yelled at, threatened, banned, or thrown out. The app, 63red Safe, was compared by the Beasts Will Somer to the Green Book guide that listed safe establishments for African-American motorists in the South.
  • Forgiveness is better: SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

    01/18/2019 9:21:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    WBRC FOX6 News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Tanita Gaither
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man known as Mr. Seafood took to Facebook to show that despite his business being broken into, that wont stop his compassionate spirit to forgive the man who committed the crime. Kevin Scott, the owner of Mr. Seafood #1 in Columbia says his restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into overnight on Jan. 13. Hes been in business in that location since July 2017... God inspired me, Scott said. I talked to the guy and he said he did it to feed his family, and his story didnt seem dishonest to me. He apologized...
  • Pho restaurant removes sign following city's concerns over name

    01/03/2019 2:57:56 PM PST · by DFG · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/03/2019 | MIchael Bartiromo
    But what are they going to do with all the T-shirts they made up? The owner of a soon-to-be-opening French-Vietnamese restaurant in New Hampshire is set to meet with the city manager of Keene following concerns that the eatery's name sounds like a profane phrase. Pho Keene Great, which is not scheduled to open until March, had already displayed a small sign prominently featuring the name, which is a play on both the Vietnamese dish pho (pronounced "fuh") and the name of the town (Keene).
  • 'Horrified': Hawaii fast food eatery fires employee after video shows rat being cooked on grill

    11/23/2018 1:27:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | November 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Teddy's Bigger Burgers has closed its Mapunapuna location for cleaning and fired an employee after a video posted on social media shows what appears to be a rat being cooked on the eatery's grill. The video was posted on Snapchat several days ago, and subsequently shared with the company. "We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity," said Teddy's President Richard Stula, in a statement to Hawaii News Now. He said in addition to terminating the employee, Teddy's has...
  • Half-naked woman falls through ceiling at Kingsport restaurant [TN]

    11/01/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Published 6:56 a.m. ET Nov. 1, 2018 | RAIN SMITH, Kingsport Times-News
    KINGSPORT A bizarre incident at a city fast food restaurant has netted the arrest of a 26-year-old woman nude from the waist down as she reportedly fell through the ceiling and into the kitchen. A report at the Kingsport Police Department states Harley C. Morton, 26, of Granby Road is charged with criminal trespassing, vandalism and disorderly conduct. However, records contain no possible explanation for why she was in the ceiling of Cook Out on East Stone Drive.
  • 15 Things You Should Never, Ever Eat at a Restaurant

    10/05/2018 9:27:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 87 replies
    Readers Digest ^ | no date given | Sheri Alzeerah
    We surveyed dozens of people in the restaurant biz on what they never, ever touch, whether its to avoid outrageous markup, food poisoning, or germ minefields. Watch for these offenders. The iceberg wedge salad is one of the industrys biggest rip-offs. Take into account that iceberg lettuce is about 98 percent water, and its easy to see why. Its marked up at least 20 times, says Peter Chastain, executive chef and owner of Californias Prima Ristorante. Plus, germs can hide inside lettuces cracks, corners, and edges.
  • Staffers at DC restaurant (Fiola) where Cruz was confronted get death threats: owner

    09/27/2018 1:01:09 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 September 2018 | Benjamin Brown
    The owner of a Washington, D.C. restaurant where Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were heckled by a group of protesters earlier this week, said staffers have received life-threatening messages in the wake of the incident. Two one-minute video clips were posted to the Twitter page of a group called Smash Racism DC, where protesters could be heard chanting, We believe survivors! (Snip) An activist shouted can be hear shouting Sexist, racist, anti-gay! while a woman quizzed the Texas GOP senator whether he believes the women making the allegations against Kavanaugh. The federal judge has denied all allegations made...
  • Ted Cruz forced to leave restaurant

    09/25/2018 9:06:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/18 | Gary Willig
    Senator Ted Cruz (Republican-Texas) and his wife were forced to leave a restaurant after they were accosted by a group of left-wing activists. ..... Twitter screen shots, videos .....
  • Supervisors move to ban workplace cafeterias

    07/25/2018 7:54:14 AM PDT · by MissTed · 103 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/24/18 | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
    New city tech workers dreaming of dining in workplace cafeterias may soon face a harsh reality going outside. Two city legislators on Tuesday are expected to announce legislation banning on-site workplace cafeterias in an effort to promote and support local restaurants. The measure, proposed by Supervisor Ahsha Safai and co-sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would adjust zoning laws to ban workplace cafeterias moving forward, but would not be retroactive. Peskin said the measure, was inspired by tech companies like Twitter and Airbnb, which are widely known to have access to dining in their own buildings, depriving nearby restaurants of...
  • Would-be robber beaten up by restaurant employees in Arizona

    07/16/2018 4:17:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    TUCSON, Az. (FOX26 NEWS) A would-be robber in Arizona was stopped by several restaurant employees and the whole thing was caught on camera. In the video, the crook can be seen standing behind a counter, armed with a knife and demanding money from employees. However, the workers were not amused and one of them decided to take action by throw a chair at the suspect. At least six employees then start attacking the man and subduing him until police arrive.
  • Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing MAGA hat

    06/30/2018 7:15:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 6/29/2018 | Simon Little and Niki Reitmayer
    Fired manager Darin Hodge said the issue erupted when he asked a customer to take off their MAGA hat. In an emailed statement, he said he would do it again. I stand by my decision to ask the patron to remove his hat. The MAGA hat has come to symbolize racism, bigotry, islamaphobia [sic], misogyny, white supremacy, homophobia. As a person with a strong moral backbone, I had to take a stand against this guests choice of headwear while in my former place of work, he wrote. Eva Gates, Vice president of Human Resources for the Sequoia Group of Restaurants...
  • Stephen Miller dines at Mexican restaurant, gets called 'fascist'

    06/24/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 130 replies
    The Week ^ | 21/6/18 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    June 21, 2018 MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen probably shouldn't have gone to a Mexican restaurant while the government was splitting mostly Latino migrant children from their parents at the southern border. But in all fairness, Stephen Miller did it first. Two days before Nielsen was publicly shamed for the family separation policy, President Trump's senior policy adviser similarly didn't think twice about eating at a Mexican restaurant, the New York Post reports. While protesters didn't flood the restaurant as they did with Nielsen, one customer did jump in. "Hey look guys, whoever thought we'd be in...
  • 2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

    05/24/2018 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    CBC,ca ^ | 5/25/2018 | CBC
    3 people suffered 'critical blast injuries' paramedics say Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical blast injuries." Police say two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the secne immediately after the blast.....
  • Chipotle Announces Denver HQ to Relocate to California

    05/23/2018 3:47:17 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 65 replies
    KOAA News 5 ^ | 23 May 2018 | Rachael Wardwell
    DENVER - Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its moving its headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach, California. "We'll always be proud of our Denver roots where we opened our first restaurant 25 years ago. The consolidation of offices and the move to California will help us drive sustainable growth while continuing to position us well in the competition for top talent," said Brian Niccol, chief executive officer at Chipotle. The company said all work within the current Denver office will be consolidated to Chipotle's office in Columbus, Ohio or moved to the new headquarters in California. The next six months will...
  • Bar employees yank snake from ceiling fan in front of screaming patrons

    05/16/2018 2:09:33 PM PDT · by libstripper · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2018 | Amy Palacios
    Alright, buddy. Youve had enough. Time to go. Staff members at the Backyard, a bar, grill and music venue in Waco, Texas, were forced to remove a snake from the establishment after the creature somehow entangled itself in the ceiling fan on Saturday.
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasnt. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I dont understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table a tip...