| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Sometimes the good guys win.
Late Wednesday night as a man left his job at a Red Lobster in Kissimmee, two guys, later identified as Marsaias Wade and Julio Doimiguez Chicas, approached him in the parking lot and asked him for help to jump-start their...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:46 AM
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their service and sacrifice to keep America strong and free.
Hundreds of retailers and restaurants also salute the military, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Whether you are for or against it, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is set to go into full effect in 2014. Since the President’s recent re-election businesses have spoken up, stating there could be some...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:35 PM
New restaurant regulations that were supposed to require chains with more than 20
locations to list calorie counts on their menus are stalled. But many restaurants have
already started disclosing that information anyway. Consumer Reports wanted to see...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Rose Landino has an easy time imagining the happy routine she should have been following last Oct. 26.
As evening approached, she and her husband would have climbed into a car for the drive to Stratford to pick up Rose's twin brother, Douglas, who would...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D., is hardly about the restaurant’s “warm and comforting” chicken Alfredo or the “attractive” bar area -- it’s the purest gauge of all that is...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
McDonald’s Corp. can keep selling Happy Meals with toys to California children after a San Francisco judge threw out a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking to ban the practice in the state.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The restaurant industry’s royal line of succession has shifted, with Wendy’s usurping Burger King as the second-largest sales-getter behind McDonald’s.
In its annual ranking of U.S. restaurants, research group Technomic Inc. placed...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Maybe it's Marilyn Hagerty working her magic: Olive Garden is reversing out of a long slump with more visitors and better sales.
A few weeks after the elderly North Dakota reviewer’s piece on a new Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks went...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Millennials, the 19- to 34-year-olds who eat out more than any other generation, are considered by restaurant owners to be the new golden geese. But luring them in is a tricky affair.
They're not just looking for tasty treats at a good value. What they...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden’s lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:30 AM
McDonald’s rules the fast food roost when it comes to revenue. But when customer satisfaction is at stake, the burger behemoth comes in dead last, according to a new survey.
The American Consumer Satisfaction Index ranks pizza chain Papa John&...