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Vegas police decry restaurant denying officers service

Feb. 15, 2020 2:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two on-duty Las Vegas police officers were refused service at a restaurant during their lunch break but the action by one employee has been disavowed by the business, the police department said. The corporation that owns the The Lodge tells police that the action Thursday by one employee...

Manager Chen Tiantian, left, hands a takeaway order to a delivery driver at a Moka Bros cafe in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. For Valentine's Day Moka Bros, a health food eatery in Beijing, offered a special that included both a rose and a note logging the temperature of the chef that made the meal. Like many businesses in China, the restaurant has struggled to cope with the impact of a virus that has infected tens of thousands of people worldwide and sent several cities into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

Feb. 14, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door. The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of the chef who made it. Moka Bros, a health food eatery...

Authorities inspect the damage at Cat Cora's Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta, after part of the restaurant's ceiling collapsed. (@Naturally_DaBay via AP)

Part of the ceiling collapses at Atlanta airport restaurant

Feb. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta's airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person was taken to a hospital, and a second person was treated at the scene, airport officials said. The collapse happened shortly before 8...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Global stock turn higher as investors watch virus impact

Feb. 11, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for a second day. “Concerns over the coronavirus...

FILE In this  Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, a KFC sign hangs in Saugus, Mass.  KFC owner Yum Brands ended 2019 with better-than-expected sales, but the impact of the new virus in China could weigh heavily on its first quarter results. Yum said fourth quarter revenue rose 9% to $1.7 billion.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Yum Brands ends 2019 strong, but China virus will hurt sales

Feb. 6, 2020 11:47 AM EST

KFC owner Yum Brands ended 2019 with better-than-expected sales, but the impact of the new virus in China could weigh heavily on its first quarter results. Yum China Holdings — a separate company that pays royalties to Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum Brands Inc. — said more than 30% of its 8,790...

This undated product image provided by Kentucky Fried Chicken shows Beyond Fried Chicken​, a ​plant-based ​chicken​. The chain said on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, that it will start testing Beyond Meat plant-based fried chicken in Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn., next month. (Kentucky Fried Chicken via AP)

Beyond Meat loses Tim Hortons but wins over KFC

Jan. 29, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat is getting a thumbs down from Tim Hortons and a thumbs up from KFC. Shares in El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat fell Wednesday after Tim Hortons said it would drop Beyond Meat breakfast sausage off the menu at its 4,000 Canadian restaurants. Tim Hortons introduced...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo signs for a McDonald's restaurant hang on a building in the Chinatown section of New York. McDonald's reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

McDonald's wraps up tumultuous year on a strong note

Jan. 29, 2020 11:06 AM EST

McDonald's wrapped up a tumultuous year on a high note after the company's CEO was ousted in November. The burger giant said Wednesday it surpassed $100 billion in annual sales for the first time, and notched its highest same-store sales in more than a decade, with growth in all of its global regions. Even as...

Chipotle fined $1.3M over thousands of child labor abuses

Jan. 27, 2020 10:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, the state's attorney general announced Monday. Attorney General Maura Healey ordered the largest child labor penalty ever issued by the state against the Mexican restaurant...

A man burn joss sticks as he prays at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Hong Kong, to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. China is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest and most festive holiday. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertainty

Jan. 24, 2020 6:02 PM EST

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon to know how disruptive the crisis will prove. But it’s already having an impact. McDonald’s has...

The exterior of a Krystal restaurant in Alabaster, Ala., is shown on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, after the Georgia-based company sought federal bankruptcy protection. The company, which calls itself the South's oldest restaurant chain, is known for its tiny hamburgers and late-night service. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy

Jan. 21, 2020 4:13 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open. Federal court documents showed Krystal sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy...