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UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

Scammer uses fake online reviews to extort restaurant

A scammer is using fake reviews to try to extort money from a Washington restaurant.


Police: Man purposefully drives car into restaurant, kills 2

Authorities say a man intentionally drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others.


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Whole Foods is slammed over Yellow Fever restaurant; owner says it’s not racist

Kelly Kim and her husband wanted the name of their new pan-Asian restaurant to stand out, eschewing bland or stereotypical phrases, like bamboo, dragon and lotus. Then it hit them. …


Subway plans 500 U.S. store closings amid global growth

Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing U.S. stores as it expands internationally.


Bistro owner offers gift certificate for return of cutout

A Vermont restaurant owner says he’ll give whoever returns a life-size cardboard cutout of himself stolen from an airport a $100 gift certificate to dine in.


Woman sues Oregon restaurant because of skewer ingestion

An Oregon woman seeks $500,000 in a lawsuit against a popular Ashland restaurant, contending she damaged her digestive system by swallowing a fragment from a wooden skewer.


Car plows into Honolulu restaurant injuring 7

Six people, including a 3-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital after a car smashed into a Honolulu restaurant.


The Dirt: CdA Super One undergoing $2.5M remodel

The remodel of the 67,000-square-foot building, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., will include renovation of the bakery, deli, pharmacy, and meat and fish area, and add a mezzanine with a dining …


Soul food restaurant in east Spokane gets permits

A new soul food restaurant providing life skills and job training for teenagers will begin $120,000 in interior remodel work, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.


Downtown burger restaurant to begin kitchen work

A permit was issued for $150,000 in internal work on Incrediburger, a new downtown Spokane hamburger restaurant at 909 W. First Ave. in the old location of Dempsey’s Brass Rail, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Eighteen dead in suspected jihadist attack on Burkina Faso eatery

Hours after suspected Islamic extremists opened fire as patrons dined at the popular restaurant where she worked as a waitress, Amy Sawadogo was still wandering around barefoot at a crisis …


Pop-up Cheetos-themed restaurant to open in New York City

Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City’s restaurant week by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine.


McDonald’s plans to nearly double restaurants in China

McDonald’s will nearly double the number of restaurants in China in the next five years, eventually surpassing Japan as the hamburger chain’s second-biggest market outside the U.S.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Former lieutenant colonel takes childhood dreams and turns them into Jimmy John’s franchises

At 17 years old, Barbara Richardson’s eldest daughter ate dinner at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches in Seattle and immediately printed out franchising information upon returning home. She persuaded her mother …


Former restaurant owner sentenced to prison for bank fraud

A former Montana restaurant owner has been sentenced to 2


Somali survivors tell of restaurant siege by rebels; 31 dead

Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people – many at point-blank range – before they were slain by security forces, police said …


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Fire damages Portland restaurant owned by Snoop Dogg’s uncle

Fire damaged a northeast Portland restaurant owned by an uncle of rapper Snoop Dogg.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Gonzaga fans take in boisterous national championship at Jack and Dan’s

They came by the dozens early in the day to pack the institution of Gonzaga basketball, the old dive once owned by Jack Stockton. They left proud of their team, …


Wine bar owners sue Trump, say Washington hotel unfairly takes away business

The owners of Cork Wine Bar in Washington, D.C., claim the Trump International Hotel is operating with an unfair and illegal advantage, and they sued President Donald Trump and his …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.