Stories tagged: restaurant
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 9:21 A.M.
Pocatello restaurant owners under fire for sudden closure
The owners of a Pocatello restaurant that closed for good on Christmas Day are under fire for failing to tell employees or customers the eatery was closing.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 8:19 A.M.
Creator of McDonald’s Big Mac dies
The Pittsburgh-area McDonald’s franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti was 98.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
McDonald’s testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers
McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 9:34 A.M.
Chili’s apologizes after manager takes back free meal on Veterans Day
Dallas-based Chili’s restaurant chain has apologized after video showed a manager taking away a man’s free meal on Veterans Day.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 9:20 A.M.
Taco Bell adds boozy Vegas flagship in bid to energize brand
Yum Brands Inc., now more reliant on its Taco Bell chain to fuel growth, is opening a booze-serving flagship restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to help invigorate the Mexican-food …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
Palm oil buyers improve on use of sustainable sources, environmental group says
On Sept. 21, WWF released its 2016 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, looking at the palm oil policies of 137 companies worldwide.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Doug Clark: Sweet Old Bob’s no more, but the memories live on
Sweet Old Bob’s restaurant has closed, eventually to be razed for the North Spokane Freeway. But nothing can destroy decades of memories for proprietors Bob and Marlene Nordby.
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 3:22 P.M.
Chipotle’s latest attempt to win you back: Cheaper booze
Struggling burrito chain Chipotle is aiming to lure back customers with happy hour deals, including half-off alcoholic beverages and 2-for-1 margaritas and beers for a limited time.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Police: Man who held hostages at Burger King surrenders
Baltimore police say a 7-year-old is among those being held hostage at a Burger King restaurant.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 4:27 P.M.
Restaurant apologizes for asking deputies not to eat there
Restaurant owner’s son has apologized to law enforcement officers, and free meals will be offered Monday to any officer after word spread that the restaurant did not want them to …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 10:02 P.M.
Social media lights up after sheriff’s Facebook post
A Facebook post Thursday afternoon by Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt led to a social media storm that continued into the night.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Fire damages Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria in Spokane
A fire damaged Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe in north Spokane on Sunday afternoon.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 2:54 P.M.
Benihana founder’s widow loses bid for part of his fortune
The widow of Benihana’s founder has lost her bid for part of his fortune after a yearslong dispute with his children and grandchildren over his will.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
Chipotle files trademark for ‘Better Burger’
Chipotle apparently has burgers on its mind. The Denver-based chain applied for a trademark for “Better Burger” earlier this month.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
Massachusetts Chipotle store closed on norovirus fears
Chipotle store in Massachusetts was closed Wednesday after the local health board said an employee there tested positive for norovirus.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 10:06 A.M.
Online reviews of businesses are protected speech, Oregon Supreme Court affirms
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court was correct to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by the owner of a wedding venue that received a negative review …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 9:32 A.M.
Appeals court upholds limit on sharing of tips among workers
Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even if the tipped employees are receiving minimum wage, …
MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016, 9:48 A.M.
Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting
Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain’s recent food …
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
Downtown Steelhead Bar & Grille hopes to reopen Thursday after fire
A downtown Spokane restaurant closed Wednesday after an overheating kitchen exhaust fan caught fire and sent flames crawling up the side of the building. An employee taking a break outside …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014, 9:19 A.M.
Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what’s wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013
Meat-and-potato-loving Spokane residents are embracing the bold and unfamiliar flavors of ethnic foods. Unlike most urban cities, home to established food districts where independent grocers and restaurants specializing in a …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013
To die for
Something’s rising in north Spokane. Dawn of the Donut, Spokane’s only zombie-themed doughnut shop, opened Friday to a line that wrapped around the shop at 3402 N. Division St., selling …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
Manito taps into West Side allure
The Manito Tap House strives for a Portland or Seattle-Fremont feel, as evidenced by: • The bike rack out front, which even includes a bike pump and tools.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012
After a slow start, Hop Jack’s struts its stuff
For years, North Side residents languished in a gastronomical vacuum. With few exceptions, our dining out options revolved around the array of fast-food joints and Chinese eateries that dot Division …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012
WSU offering premium beef
Washington State University is best known for Cougar cheeses and Ferdinand’s ice cream. Now there’s a new culinary specialty on the menu: beef. University staff and animal-science students are raising …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012, 12:28 P.M.
Spokane chef plans first restaurant for Kendall Yards
Spokane chef David Blaine said he will open the first restaurant in the new Kendall Yards development near downtown. Blaine, who has worked in area restaurants for more than 20 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
Listen carefully: Scott McCandless is about to tell you the secret to everything on the menu at Clover. McCandless and his crew have carefully researched, sourced, tasted and tested almost …
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
Go Froyo hot item in frozen treat market
Wintry weather doesn’t seem to have hindered the popularity of gourmet frozen yogurt desserts and other chilled treats across Spokane Valley. The area has actually become a hotbed for such …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012
Café takes meals off wheels
The menu at the Silver Café, which opened last week, rotates on a daily basis and includes entrees such as chicken cordon bleu, cacciatore, Salisbury steak and Swedish meatballs. And …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012, 7:22 P.M.
Oregon eatery recruits customer investors
A struggling Oregon restaurant owner has a deal for customers: If they chip in toward his overhead, he’ll pay them back in half price food.