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Chick-fil-A halts donations to 3 groups against gay marriage

Nov. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EST

Chick-fil-A is ending donations to three groups that oppose gay marriage in an effort to halt protests and broaden its customer base. But the move has angered some of the fast food chain’s fans. The Atlanta-based company said Monday that starting next year, it will focus its giving on three areas: hunger,...

Police: No indication restaurant staff heard racial comment

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Police looking into an incident at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings found no indication that workers heard a white patron mention the race of a group of black customers when he asked that they not be seated next to him, but investigators said the employees had heard him make racist comments...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the new soy-based Rebel Whopper. It will go on sale Tuesday at 2,400 restaurants across Europe. Impossible Foods'...

'I was appalled': Black customers say host told them to move

Nov. 5, 2019 9:03 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color urged the restaurant chain Tuesday to make wholesale changes to avoid a discrimination lawsuit. Some children who attended the...

Ferrari, Bank of America rise; McDonald's, Under Armour dip

Nov. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday. McDonald's Corp., down $5.28 to $188.66 The world's biggest burger chain pushed out its CEO because he violated company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. Under Armour Inc., down $3.47 to $15.44 The...

Buffalo Wild Wings: Workers fired over skin color reseat bid

Nov. 4, 2019 9:19 AM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color. The Naperville Sun reports Buffalo Wild Wings...

McDonald's CEO pushed out after relationship with employee

Nov. 4, 2019 2:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and...

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

Oct. 30, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the sale of...

Yum Brands shares fall on GrubHub investment

Oct. 30, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The fallout from GrubHub's slowdown continues, this time impacting one of the country's largest restaurant chains. Taco Bell owner Yum Brands Inc. said Wednesday it recorded a $60 million pretax write-down on the value of its GrubHub investment in the third quarter. Yum invested $200...

Holiday staffing issues a big stressor for business owners

Oct. 30, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the early days of Kristen David's law firm, she told staffers they could all take off the day after Thanksgiving. But before the holiday, they learned an upcoming trial would start Monday, right after the long weekend. "I had given them the weekend off. They had made travel plans and...