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Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

Restaurant asks customers to vaccinate after virus hits home

Dec. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EST

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — COVID-19 hit close to home for the owners of Quivey’s Grove, which is why they’re requesting that only vaccinated customers eat there — likely the first restaurant in Dane County to do so. Early in the pandemic, John Fleck, 54, who had been...

New pizza place opening in at former Cici's in Gastonia

Nov. 29, 2021 00:08 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year. Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to...

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Nov. 26, 2021 01:35 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high. Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the...

Restaurants sue after Miami Beach denies sidewalk permits

Nov. 24, 2021 07:26 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two restaurants are suing Miami Beach after being denied permits to have sidewalk seating, part of a crackdown the city says is aimed at businesses that don't follow regulations. Tapelia and Ole Ole allege that the city's new ordinance, passed...

Phoenix airport restaurant, coffee shop workers go on strike

Nov. 22, 2021 17:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport went on strike Monday — during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year — to amplify concerns over wages, health insurance and retirement contributions. ...

Rising prices threaten profit margins at food companies

Nov. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EST

Albertsons, Mondelez and Kroger are among a wide range of companies whose profits could be squeezed from rising food prices if inflation keeps running hot. So far grocery stores, restaurants and food producers have passed along much of inflation's impact to consumers, who...

Dollar Tree, CyrusOne rise; Splunk, Take-Two fall

Nov. 15, 2021 16:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: CyrusOne Inc., up $4 to $89.45. KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners are buying the data center-focused real estate investment trust for $11.5 billion. ...

Firehouse Subs being bought by Canadian fast-food company

Nov. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based company that owns the Firehouse Subs chain is in contract to be purchased by a Canadian company that owns Burger King, Popeye’s and Tim Horton’s fast-food restaurants, corporate leaders said Monday. Restaurant Brands...

Jonas Brothers' family to open new restaurant in Las Vegas

Nov. 15, 2021 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Jonas Brothers' family is expanding their restaurant business with a new eatery set to open in Las Vegas next year. Kevin Jonas, Sr., the trio's father, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a recent interview that Nellie's Southern Kitchen will be...