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Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired

Oct. 17, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired. News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose...

Where do Nashville restaurant staffers meet off the clock?

Oct. 7, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Monday mornings mean back to the grind for many Nashville residents. But the scene at Hemingway's Bar & Hideaway in Wedgewood-Houston tells a different story. By late morning, you can find people enjoying hot chicken mac and cheese or breakfast tacos and toasting to the start of...

Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

Oct. 7, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A second customer of restaurant chain Pret a Manger died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label, the company has confirmed. The coffee-and-sandwich business has promised to improve its labeling following criticism at an inquest last month into the death...

McDonald's says most burgers now preservative-free

Sep. 26, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Following years of reformulating at McDonald's, most of the burgers it serves in the U.S. are now preservative-free. As of Wednesday, the world's largest burger chain says classics like the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder with Cheese are preservative-free, with reformulated buns and sauces....

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26....

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sep. 20, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out...

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US indexes lower

Sep. 17, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology stocks led the way downward on Wall Street as traders braced for more tariffs to be announced on China. Apple lost 2.7 percent Monday, Netflix slumped 3.9 percent and Twitter gave up 4.2 percent. Most...

Hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas without respite

Sep. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

Millions of people in the path of Florence are hunkering down Friday as the monster storm pummels North and South Carolina, bringing catastrophic inundations and forceful, destructive winds. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope with the slow-grinding storm. SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT AND 'SCARED TO DEATH'...

Spanish-speaking worker refused English-speaking customers

Sep. 14, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker in Florida has been fired after video showed her refusing to serve some English-speaking customers. Taco Bell Corp. told the Miami Herald Friday that a female employee seen in the viral video shot at a Hialeah store no longer works for the brand....

In 'golden age' of branded credit cards, shoppers cash in

Sep. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

Credit cards that are affiliated with brands — such as American Airlines, Uber, L.L. Bean and Ikea — are suddenly amping up rewards for everyday purchases at restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. These rewards cards, co-branded by the issuer and a retail brand, were formerly one-trick ponies...