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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...

Armed robbery suspect fatally shot by officer in Columbus

Jan. 25, 2020 12:48 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An armed man wearing a hockey-type mask barged into the back of a Bob Evans restaurant in Columbus on Saturday morning, demanded that a manager open a safe and was fatally wounded by an officer during a confrontation behind the restaurant, Columbus police said. Police have not...

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...

Burger chain offers fries with a side of cricket salt

Jan. 19, 2020 3:10 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Psst. Want some crickets with your fries? Boise Fry Co. already offers customers a choice of several seasoning-salt mixtures to sprinkle on their french fries: Cajun spice, rosemary, jalapeno, salt and vinegar. Now, add crickets to the list. On Tuesday, the locally owned restaurant...

Unlicensed California food service fined after illnesses

Jan. 15, 2020 8:35 PM EST

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — An unlicensed food delivery service in the Sacramento area has been fined more than $100,000 after several customers were sickened. The owner of Anna's Kitchen “repeatedly delivered hundreds of meals that had not been kept properly hot or cold for extended periods of time,...

Ex-Oklahoma Arby's manager gets prison for killing customer

Jan. 15, 2020 11:22 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former manager at an Oklahoma Arby's restaurant who was charged with fatally shooting a customer she said spit on her has been sentenced to two decades in prison. Deionna Young, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday, the Tulsa World reported. Young will serve 20 years...

Olive Garden set to open in place of Honolulu's Mai Tai Bar

Jan. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A popular Honolulu bar and restaurant is set to close and be replaced by a new outlet of one of the nation's biggest restaurant chains, officials said. The Mai Tai Bar and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Ala Moana Center are scheduled to close next month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, people dine outside the Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an investigation after employees and visitors reported the problems in January 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Stomach illness outbreak at Yosemite prompts major clean-up

Jan. 10, 2020 7:46 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal health officials are inspecting Yosemite National Park's food service areas after at least a dozen people have fallen ill with stomach issues. The National Park Service and the U.S. Public Health Service told the San Francisco Chronicle they launched an...

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2018, file photo shows the Grubhub app on an iPhone in Chicago. Food delivery service Grubhub is considering a possible sale of the business as competition intensifies in the sector. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is looking at its strategic options. Grubhub competes in a sector filled with players including Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates. Consolidation in the industry is expected. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Report: Grubhub considers sale as competition intensifies

Jan. 9, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Big changes could be coming to the food delivery business, where companies have been struggling with high costs and fickle consumers. Grubhub Inc. — the second-largest player in the U.S. market by sales — is considering putting itself up for sale, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday,...