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Maryland businessman retires after 50 years with McDonald’s

Jan. 16, 2022 09:06 AM EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Back in January 1972, President Richard Nixon announced his bid for re-election. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl. The first Iowa Caucus was conducted. And 15-year-old Stan Neal of Hagerstown began a career with the best-known fast-food company in the...

Everett bar owner arrested on new sexual assault charges

Jan. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of an Everett bar has been arrested a second time on allegations that he drugged and raped patrons, and investigators say they believe he committed additional assaults in Washington and Oregon dating back two decades. Everett police first arrested...

Vaccine requirement takes hold in Boston's bars, restaurants

Jan. 15, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Customers at Boston's restaurants, gyms and sports arenas had to show proof on Saturday that they were at least partially inoculated against COVID-19 as the city launches a new policy to curb the virus' spread. The vaccine requirement, announced last month, follows...

Restaurant near Panama City Beach requires a 20% service fee

Jan. 08, 2022 03:13 AM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For Steven Sapp, director of operations for Shades Bar & Grill, adding a service fee not only guarantees his waiters and waitresses will be appropriately compensated for their work, it also prevents the business from having to inflate prices to tackle rising...

Upscale Mississippi Coast restaurant hosts drag brunch

Jan. 08, 2022 00:20 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — It was an hour into brunch at the White Pillars restaurant in Biloxi when Lexis Redd D’Ville lifted a thigh-high white stiletto boot and stepped onto a solid oak dining table. Around the room, 100 people waved $1 bills in her direction. The dining table on...

How East London's oldest halal eatery survived the pandemic

Jan. 04, 2022 14:18 PM EST

LONDON (RNS) — With the fate of East London’s oldest halal restraint on the line, a desperate call went out on Twitter. “Not one to do this,” wrote @mehnazmeh, “but my dad owns the oldest Indian restaurant in east London and has been struggling with customers, so please...

Live updates: Oregon reports over 9K new cases after holiday

Jan. 03, 2022 20:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon reported more than 9,700 new cases of COVID-19 from the holiday weekend on Monday and smashed a previous record for weekly coronavirus cases with an average of about 2,400 new daily cases as the omicron variant took hold. The state also hit a single-day...

Farmers help Wisconsin students fill in food supply gaps

Jan. 03, 2022 01:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School districts across the state are reporting problems getting the foods they need to make student meals. Some Wisconsin farmers see the supply chain problems as an opportunity to show food service directors the benefits of buying locally produced foods. Kat...

Porter Soul Food thrives on flavors and memories of home

Jan. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EST

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Located in a former Popeye’s set amid a highway strip mall, Porter Soul Food is dishing up Southern classics and beating the odds that come with being a Black-owned restaurant on the Eastern Shore. After opening in January 2020, it had to operate as a...

Judge: Restaurant used pandemic to oust union organizers

Dec. 31, 2021 14:20 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the owner of a Connecticut McDonald's franchise violated labor laws by failing to return four union organizers to their jobs after a pandemic-related layoff. Administrative Law...