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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...

Chiefs have invested heavily in protecting Patrick Mahomes

Sep. 20, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's a good thing Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes prefers takeout to dining in these days, because the first-year starter would be recognized in any restaurant in Kansas City. Not just because of his Mohawk, either. Mahomes is off to a record-setting start to the season, and he...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

Sep. 16, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in lieu of the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. Secret Service. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who takes office...

Luke Bryan's free show to mark eatery opening draws 30,000

Sep. 12, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer and songwriter Luke Bryan has hosted a free street concert to mark the opening of his new Tennessee restaurant that drew nearly 30,000 people to downtown Nashville. The Tennessean reports Monday's concert marked the grand opening earlier that afternoon of Luke's 32...

Celebrity chef accused of harassment files for bankruptcy

Sep. 7, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mike Isabella once had more than a dozen restaurants in the Washington area. Now he's filed for bankruptcy after a sexual harassment lawsuit. The Washington Post reports the "Top Chef" alum filed for bankruptcy protection for his businesses on Thursday. The March lawsuit by...

Connecticut restaurant owner fined over no dog pee sign

Sep. 6, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A sarcastic sign in the window of a Connecticut restaurant asking people not to let their dogs pee on the eatery's outside flower pot has earned the owner a $250 fine. Duc Nguyen, owner of Duc's Place in New Haven, tells the New Haven Independent he was disgusted with people...

Will espresso-loving Italy embrace country's 1st Starbucks?

Sep. 6, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Will the country that gave us espresso embrace the company that gave us grande Frappucinos? Starbucks is about to find out as it opens its first store in Italy on Friday. Residents of Milan, the city whose coffee bars inspired Howard Schultz's vision for the chain decades ago, have mostly...

Aceh region bans unmarried couples at same table in cafes

Sep. 5, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A district in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has banned unmarried couples from sitting at the same table in restaurants, cafes or coffee shops, an official said Wednesday. The head of Bireuen district's Islamic affairs office, Jufliwan, said the measure also...

Tourism still suffering after The Red Hen denied Sanders

Sep. 2, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump's spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its...