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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,...

Push cart business grows into healthy food restaurant

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — What started as a mobile push cart in Eastside and Southbridge, then grew into a kiosk on Market Street, Wilmington Green Box has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the city. The opening of the shop at Fourth and Market streets comes as downtown Wilmington is changing...

No waiters or dining area, just restaurant fare

Nov. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EST

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Covington called out orders as a display of multiple tablets chimed during a Friday night dinner service. “Build-your-own, Bolognese, side Caesar,” he relayed to the rest of the kitchen staff. Another chime, this one triggered by the door, signaled when it was...

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'...

Inside underground dining experiences, 2nd Act Supper Club

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Anthony Felan learned an invaluable lesson after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and working on the ground-level of San Francisco's dining scene: If you're not invited to the exclusive, secret dinner parties, throw your own. In Shreveport, Felan is revered as a...

Tom Douglas restaurant workers to get $2.4M settlement

Nov. 7, 2019 8:05 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The restaurant empire of Seattle chef Tom Douglas will pay $2.4 million to more than 1,000 current and former employees after settling a class-action lawsuit. The Seattle Times reports the suit against the operator of Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, Brave Horse Tavern and more than a dozen...

Magic Johnson company gives $2M to Grambling State

Nov. 6, 2019 6:00 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Former NBA star Magic Johnson's food service partnership is giving Grambling State University $2 million. The historically black university says it's one of its largest-ever unrestricted gifts and is double the original goal of the school's annual fundraising campaign. The donation...

'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...