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Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

Oct. 21, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time. There is, of course, the gourmet pizza that patrons have come to expect from...

Latest: Restaurant owner among 5 hurt in electrical blasts

Oct. 6, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on explosions at an Oktoberfest festival in Southern California (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The owner of a restaurant had evacuated a dining area about 40 minutes before a series of electrical vault explosions injured him and four others during an Oktoberfest...

Asian stocks decline as traders mull Trump inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...

Arby's parent Inspire Brands buys Jimmy John's Sandwiches

Sep. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Arby's is buying Jimmy John's Sandwiches, hoping to reverse sluggish sales at the chain. Atlanta-based Inspire Brands said Wednesday the acquisition will make it the fourth-largest restaurant company in the U.S., with annual sales of $14 billion and 11,200 restaurants....

Chipotle, Cracker Barrel rise while Corning, SeaWorld fall

Sep. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday. Corning Inc., down $1.82 to $28.23 The glassmaker warned investors that weak demand will likely hurt two of its units. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down $1.56 to $28.52 The theme park operator's CEO, Gustavo Antorcha, resigned...

Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world

Sep. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!"...

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

Sep. 13, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals court after a judge on a lower court dismissed it. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S....

Retrial ordered in bias case against Keller restaurant group

Sep. 11, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge has ordered a retrial in a pregnancy discrimination case brought against the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The celebrated chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — were cleared of wrongdoing by a...

Wendy's relaunches breakfast, plans to hire 20,000 in US

Sep. 10, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Wendy's said Monday it's relaunching breakfast across the U.S. next year, the latest fast-food chain to amp up its offerings as more consumers eat out in the morning. The Dublin, Ohio-based company said it will spend $20 million this year and help franchisees hire 20,000 employees so...

Sharks, tornadoes and taxes: Cape Cod's had a tough summer

Sep. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer. Lodging and beach visit numbers are down on the famous vacation destination, one year after the region dealt with two shark attacks, including the state's first fatal attack in more...