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You Could Make $100K Working at Taco Bell

Parent company to offer six-figure annual salary for general managers in select locations

(Newser) - Dollar signs don't typically come to mind when one is considering a job in fast food, but during a tight labor market , Taco Bell's parent company is trying to change that. Bloomberg reports Yum! Brands will be testing out a six-figure annual salary—$100,000—for general managers... More »

What May Be World's Best Sushi Place Now Has No Stars

Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo no longer ranked by Michelin because it's too exclusive

(Newser) - The 2020 Michelin Guide for Tokyo includes 226 restaurants with at least one star, more than any other city, per Eater . But a restaurant widely regarded as the world's best for sushi isn't one of them, reports the Guardian . Sukiyabashi Jiro—where former President Obama reportedly had the... More »

Arby's Sorry About Sign Barring Unruly Kids

Minnesota mom was not impressed

(Newser) - Arby's is apologizing after a Minnesota location posted a sign saying that only "well behaved children who can keep their food on their trays and their bottoms on their seats" were welcome. "If you can't do this, you will be asked to leave." Christine Hemsworth... More »

Chemical Accident Kills 1, Injures 10 at Buffalo Wild Wings

Police blame fumes from cleaning agent

(Newser) - Massachusetts authorities say a Buffalo Wild Wings employee has died and at least 10 people have been hospitalized following a chemical accident at the Burlington restaurant. Officials responding Thursday night to reports of a chemical reaction in the kitchen area found a male employee suffering from nausea, WHDH reports. Burlington... More »

10 Best New Restaurants in America

'Bon Appetit' is out with its list

(Newser) - No one city in the US has a monopoly on great new restaurants, according to a new list from Bon Appetit . The magazine is out with its "Hot 10" ranking of America's best new eateries, and the locales are spread out. The honorees:
  1. Konbi (Los Angeles)
  2. Khao Noodle
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Teen Who Died From Sandwich Had Warned Eatery's Staff

Family of Owen Carey pushes for law listing allergens on menus after sandwich killed him

(Newser) - When Owen Carey ordered a grilled chicken sandwich from the O2 Arena's Byron burger joint for his 18th birthday meal, the dish was listed on the menu as containing chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and "Byron sauce." What it didn't list was the buttermilk the chicken... More »

Sushi Ingredient Is Spontaneously Combusting

Restaurant fires blamed on tempura flakes

(Newser) - The same phenomenon that causes overheated compost piles to spontaneously combust has been causing fires in sushi restaurants. The culprit is deep-fried tempura flakes, also known as agedama or tenkasu, which have been linked to five restaurant fires in Wisconsin alone, the New York Times reports. Fire investigator Kara Nelson... More »

Jamie Oliver 'Devastated' About Chain's Collapse

Chef's British restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local commercial districts. The insolvency put 1,300 jobs at risk and reignited worries about local retail and food outlets in Britain, reports the AP . "I'... More »

America Has a New 'Best Restaurant'

The James Beard Foundation awards Zahav

(Newser) - Mazel tov! A renowned Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia just won a top culinary prize and added to the city's growing reputation for fine food, Bloomberg reports. The 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards—known as the Oscars of the food world—named Zahav outstanding restaurant at Lyric Opera in Chicago... More »

Hawaii Moves to Ban Restaurant Plastic

'Our state can once again take the lead in protecting our environment'

(Newser) - Hawaii would be the first state in the US to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure would make it the first to do... More »

Buffet Erupts in Brawl Over Crab Legs

2 diners in Alabama were arrested

(Newser) - Two people were arrested after diners at a buffet restaurant in Alabama got extremely crabby. Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he had just gotten his food at the Meteor Buffet when a brawl erupted among diners who had been waiting for crab legs. "There's a woman who'... More »

Hear Profanity in Eatery's Name? City Gives OK to Its Sign

New Hampshire's Pho Keene Great is set to open in March

(Newser) - Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity. The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words, notes the AP . It calls itself by... More »

'Angry' About Customer Complaint, Eatery Owner Puts Up a Sign

Amanda Cartagine didn't take kindly to the gripe about her special-needs staff

(Newser) - A customer at a chain pizza restaurant in South Carolina didn't like that his lettuce bowl wasn't getting refilled the way he wanted, and the owner of that eatery pushed back in the most "bless your heart" way possible. The reason behind the commotion: The customer at... More »

Subway to Franchisees: Sell $5 Footlong Only If You Want To

Complaints over slim margins on cheap sandwich has led to pullback on program

(Newser) - Customers love Subway's $5 Footlong deal; franchisees, not so much. That's why the chain's CEO has decided to let individual owners decide whether they want to offer the sandwich at that price to their customers, per USA Today . Trevor Haynes tells the paper that, after hearing complaints... More »

IHOP Just Flipped One Letter in Its Name

But no one knows yet what the 'b' in 'IHOb' stands for

(Newser) - First it was International House of Pancakes, then just IHOP, and now … IHOb? A cryptic tweet Monday from the restaurant chain notes a coming rebrand, though it's not saying what the "b" stands for; that reveal will come on Monday. "We're serious about the quality... More »

Bad News for Salt Lovers

Your favorite condiment is rapidly disappearing from restaurant tables

(Newser) - Poor, ordinary, white salt. It's rapidly disappearing from restaurant tables, and Bloomberg has some theories as to why. For starters, old-fashioned iodized salt has increasingly been replaced by exotic seasonings, a trend that makes the simple salt shaker a thing of the past. "The days of those nasty... More »

OpenTable Sorry for Employee's 'Disgraceful' Scheme

Worker fired after logging 300 fake reservations on rival service

(Newser) - Tactics are apparently rough in the business of online dinner reservations. An employee for OpenTable, the nation's No. 1 such service, made 300 fake reservations over three months at dozens of Chicago restaurants through rival service Reserve, reports Eater Chicago . The idea was to make Reserve look bad. As... More »

'Papa Bear in the House': Restaurants Play Spy Games

High-end joints go to extreme lengths to identify food critics

(Newser) - His name is Tom Sietsema, but he might be better known in high-end DC restaurants as "Papa Bear." That's because Sietsema just happens to be the food critic for the Washington Post, and an urgent whisper of "Papa Bear in the house" will send everyone from... More »

Top Restaurant on TripAdvisor Was Just Some Guy's Shed

Vice writer takes fake restaurant to top of TripAdvisor's rankings in just 6 months

(Newser) - For a brief shining moment in November, the best restaurant in London, as rated by TripAdvisor, featured TV dinners, live chickens, and a DJ playing kitchen noises in lieu of an actual kitchen. Oobah Butler used to be paid by restaurants to leave good reviews on TripAdvisor without actually visiting... More »

Michelin Has Spoken: NYC No Longer US Culinary Capital

San Francisco reigns over NYC in 3-star Michelin restaurants

(Newser) - No longer is New York City the culinary capital of America, based on restaurants with three Michelin stars. The 2018 Michelin Guide for New York City, released Monday, gives only five of the city’s restaurants the coveted three-star rating, down from six last year. Meanwhile, the 2018 Michelin Guide... More »

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