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At This Restaurant, a Table for Anyone Over 30

Men under 35, women under 30 won't be admitted inside new St. Louis restaurant

(Newser) - A new restaurant in Missouri has some strict rules at the door: No one under the age of 30 is allowed inside. KSDK writes that Bliss, an upscale West African and Caribbean eatery in St. Louis, wants to protect the sophisticated scene it's striving to create vis a vis...

John Oliver Isn't the Only Celeb Diving Into Red Lobster
Not Everyone Is Happy With
John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt
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Not Everyone Is Happy With John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt

Kingston business owner says he'd hoped to buy equipment from the eatery that Oliver scooped up

(Newser) - John Oliver's acquisition of a Red Lobster in upstate New York had many laughing after Sunday's Last Week Tonight segment on it, but not everyone appreciated the stunt. Per News 12 , Eric Deising, owner of Deising's Bakery in Kingston, near where Oliver's new purchase is located,...

Red Lobster Shutting a Bunch of Locations
Red Lobster Opts for
the 'Best Path Forward'
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Red Lobster Opts for the 'Best Path Forward'

Seafood chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - The whispers are now official: Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy protection. The seafood restaurant chain announced Sunday that it filed for relief under Chapter 11, under a stalking-horse agreement in which Red Lobster will sell the business to an entity created and controlled by its existing term lenders, reports...

Judge Makes the Final Call on Whether a Taco Is a Sandwich

Ruling: Yes, it is, clearing the way for a Fort Wayne, Indiana, restaurateur to open his new eatery

(Newser) - Since before the pandemic, Martin Quintana has been trying to get zoning approval in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to open a second location for The Famous Taco, his Mexican-style eatery serving up tacos, burritos, and the like. This week, a judge finally issued a ruling that clears the path for that—...

Staff Left in 'Absolute Disbelief' at Patron's Tip
Staff Left in 'Absolute
Disbelief' at Patron's Tip
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Staff Left in 'Absolute Disbelief' at Patron's Tip

Customer left $10K gratuity on a $32 tab at Michigan restaurant in honor of friend who'd died

(Newser) - A 20% tip on a $32 restaurant tab would come out to about $6.40; a more generous tip of 25% would be closer to $8. One server in a Michigan eatery, however, received a tip that went right off the charts: $10,000, or about 30,835% of the...

Restaurant Put on Blast for Health Insurance Fee on Bill
Patron Didn't Appreciate
Eatery's 4% Surcharge
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Patron Didn't Appreciate Eatery's 4% Surcharge

Fee added by Atlanta restaurant is to help cover costs for employee health insurance

(Newser) - An Atlanta restaurant is taking heat over what its owners say is an optional fee on customers' tabs to help cover employees' health insurance costs. Fox Business reports on the blowback that JenChan's Pizza and Chinese, an eatery located in the Cabbagetown section of the city, has received since...

Restaurant That Inspired Ratatouille Reopens in Paris

Tour d'Argent is back in business, overlooking a Notre Dame Cathedral also undergoing renovations

(Newser) - The Tour d'Argent already boasts a 320,000-bottle wine cellar, a world-famous duck recipe, and a storied 441-year history. Now, the legendary Paris restaurant is about to serve up its "plat de resistance": a front-row view of two of the biggest events of 2024—the renaissance of Notre...

NYT Columnist Ridiculed for $78 Burger Claim
David Brooks Posts a
Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues
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David Brooks Posts a Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues

Restaurant at Newark Airport pushes back at 'NYT' columnist's suspiciously high tab

(Newser) - David Brooks' op-eds for the New York Times have raised eyebrows before , but it was a tweet about his recent airport meal, and an insinuation about the US economy under President Biden , that put the newspaper columnist on the radar this week. That post has since gone viral, and the...

Want to Cross Paths With the Rich? Head to IHOP
Want to Cross Paths With
the Rich? Head to IHOP
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Want to Cross Paths With the Rich? Head to IHOP

Chain restaurants are where those of diverse socioeconomic statuses may get to interact

(Newser) - If you were asked to come up with venues that represent a true melting pot of the rich, poor, and everyone in between interacting, you might think of the likes of churches, parks, and post offices. But the Messenger reports on a new study out of MIT and California's...

South Park Creators' Eatery Outlaws Tipping

At Colorado's Casa Bonita, servers and bartenders will instead make $30 an hour

(Newser) - In September 2021, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the animated sitcom South Park, purchased Casa Bonita, a sprawling 52,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado, that was featured in one of the show's episodes. The pair shuttered the eatery, which had declared bankruptcy before they purchased it,...

Restaurant's Fake Priest Just Cost It $140K
Restaurant's
Fake Priest Just
Cost It $140K
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Restaurant's Fake Priest Just Cost It $140K

California eatery had workers confess their 'sins' in 'most shameless' plot to intimidate them, per DOL

(Newser) - It may have seemed a bit unconventional for a priest to show up at their place of employment to offer confession, but workers at the Taqueria Garibaldi restaurant in Sacramento took the holy man up on the chance to admit their "sins." Now, the owners of the Northern...

Renowned Chef Bans Vegans From Restaurant

Chefs have 'always hated vegans,' he says

(Newser) - If you don't want to eat meat or other animal products, celebrity chef John Mountain doesn't want to feed you. The British chef, who owns the Fyre restaurant in Perth, Australia, announced Sunday that he had banned all vegans from the establishment following a barrage of negative reviews....

Restaurant's $480K Suit Goes After Teen for 'Sushi Terrorism'

Japan's Sushiro chain says high schooler licked sushi, claims customers fled after viral video

(Newser) - A high schooler in Japan has been hit with a nearly half-million-dollar lawsuit, after a sushi eatery says viral footage of his antics caused a huge customer dip. Broadcaster NHK reports that Akindo Sushiro Co., parent company of the Sushiro chain, is suing the teen for $480,000, accusing him...

Restaurants Are Ditching QR Code Menus
Customers Reject
a Pandemic-Era
Restaurant Staple
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Customers Reject a Pandemic-Era Restaurant Staple

Eateries are ditching QR code menus

(Newser) - We all got used to an avalanche of changes in our daily routines during the peak of COVID, including ways in which to safely dine in public once lockdowns were lifted. Now, one of those eating-out protocols is falling by the wayside: Restaurants are starting to ditch scannable QR codes,...

Restaurant's Specialty Blamed for Deadly Fire

Flaming pizza set plastic decorations on fire at Madrid restaurant, survivor says

(Newser) - A Madrid restaurant that specializes in flambéed pizza—pizza briefly set alight after alcohol is poured on it—went up in flames Friday night after one of its pizzas came too close to plastic flower decorations. Officials say two people were killed and at least 12 others injured in...

Ordering at Panera? Put Up Your Palm

Critics say chain's plan to use biometrics payment system could lead to privacy issues

(Newser) - Soon, paying at Panera Bread will be as easy as holding up your hand. That's because the bakery-cafe chain will be rolling out a palm-reading payment system over the next few months, expediting transactions but raising concerns among privacy advocates. NPR reports that the biometrics technology it plans on...

In-N-Out Makes 'Life-Changing Decision' to Head East

In-N-Out Burger is expanding into Tennessee—the farthest east the chain has gone

(Newser) - In-N-Out Burger hasn't made its way across the pond, though Prince Harry is now a new fan . But the iconic restaurant chain based in California is slowly working its way east, now announcing a plan to open sites in Tennessee. Per a statement from company owner and President Lynsi...

Big Closure May Signal Shift in World of Fine Dining

Noma, one of the best restaurants in the world, will close next year to become a test kitchen

(Newser) - Noma has topped the prestigious World's 50 Best Restaurants list so many times—five—that it's not eligible to win anymore. But those who want to travel to Copenhagen to taste for themselves now have a limited opportunity to do so: The Danish restaurant said Monday that it...

Taco Bell Considering Big Change to Its Menu

Fast-food company may permanently offer fries to compete with McDonald's

(Newser) - Taco Bell may soon be asking if you want fries with your taco—and not just on special occasions. The Mexican-inspired fast-food chain is considering making fries a permanent menu item as it aims to bring in more customers for lunch. Taco Bell launched nacho fries as a limited-time menu...

Restaurant Axed Reservation After Staff Looked Up Group

Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond had been slated to serve the Family Foundation

(Newser) - Prior to December, Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, was likely best known for being helmed by Top Chef alumna Brittanny Anderson. But it's entered the national spotlight over its refusal to host a private event for a conservative Christian group. That group, the Family Foundation, published a...

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