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Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested Dine & Ditcher Shamed on Facebook, Promptly Arrested
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In the social media age, it’s probably a bad idea to dine and ditch. Ok, it’s always a bad idea to dine and ditch – because if you dine and ditch, you’re an asshole. But if you plan on dining …

Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages
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Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less …

McDonald’s Franchisees are Furious About Costs of Doing Business McDonald’s Franchisees are Furious About Costs of Doing Business

A showdown of capital proportions is taking place in the fast food world, as if the constant striking by workers were enough for the industry: McDonald’s franchise owners are alleging that McDonald’s costs are too high, citing rent, remodeling and …

Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle Subway Employees Instagram Penis on Bread, Frozen Pee in a Bottle
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Two Subway employees who posted incredibly gross photos of themselves on Instagram have been terminated. One photo shows an employee holding a bottle of frozen urine alongside the caption “Today at work I froze my pee.” And the other photo …

Yelp Acquires SeatMe: Better Online Reservations and More ‘Closing the Loop’ Yelp Acquires SeatMe: Better Online Reservations and More ‘Closing the Loop’
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Yelp has announced that they have acquired online reservation startup and rising OpenTable competitior SeatMe in order to “further enhance the consumer experience by extending the convenience of easy, online reservations directly through Yelp to thousands of currently unserved businesses.” …

Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week
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Google announced today that it is launching 360-degree, interactive photos for 167 of the 294 restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week (next week). Google Maps summer intern Evelyn Chang writes on the Google Maps blog: Let’s say you’re in New …

Golden Corral Can Thank Reddit for This Bad PR Buffet [UPDATED] Golden Corral Can Thank Reddit for This Bad PR Buffet [UPDATED]
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Today’s going to be a long day for the public relations team for the Golden Corral restaurant chain. Thanks to some front page prominence on Monday morning’s reddit news cycle, the company is going to have to deal with some …

Groupon Reserve Launched For Premium Deals Groupon Reserve Launched For Premium Deals

Groupon announced the launch of a new service for “premium” deals called Groupon Reserve. According to the company, it’s a destination for “the finest things to eat, see, do and buy.” So all those other Groupons are like coach, and …

Groupon POS For iPad Launched In App Store [Updated] Groupon POS For iPad Launched In App Store [Updated]

Update: This was just an unintentional leak. Here’s what Groupon has really released. Groupon has released a new POS solution for the iPad. The app, which can be found in the App Store, is described as “a beautiful and simple …

Hooters: Free Food on Mother’s Day
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With their scantily-clad waitresses and focus on sports TV, Hooters restaurants aren’t normally thought of as the place to bring your mother. This Mother’s Day, however, the restaurant chain is encouraging moms to ditch the fancy restaurants for some free …

Lion Tacos Pulled After Restaurant Generates Controversy

There was a time when you could go into a restaurant in Tampa and get yourself some lion meat tacos. Those days are now behind us. Taco Fusion has reportedly pulled lion from the menu after causing a media stir. …

Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants
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According to Square, the amount of restaurants using Square Register as their main point of sale system has tripled in the past year. Not only that, but the amount of money that they have processed has quadrupled. “There are already …

Here’s A Meat-And-Olive Ndamukong Suh (And A BBQ Chicken Jarvis Jones)

You know those Subway commercials with all the athletes? Did you know that when you’re one of Subway’s athletes, you get a sandwich bust in your likeness? Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is the latest to enter into this tradition. Detroit …

‘Come In, We’re Closed’ Author Jody Eddy Speaks At Google

Jody Eddy, author of the book, “Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants” recently gave an “At Google” talk, speaking about her work, which is said to “peer behind the ‘closed’ sign in …

‘Family Table’ Author Michael Romano Talks At Google

Michael Romano, author of Family Table, a book that takes a look behind the scenes of restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, and The Modern, recently gave an “At Google” talk, discussing his work. More recent …

John Galardi Dies; Wienerschnitzel Founder Was 75

John Galardi, the founder of restaurants such as Wienerschnitzel, has died at the age of 75. According to the Galardi Group, Galardi died on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judane, and four children. Galardi …

‘Breastaurant’ Trademark Registered by Texas Sports Bar

Restaurants in which the waitresses wear skimpy outfits have been the norm in the U.S. for decades. Now, one Texas sports bar has taken the moniker “breastaurant” and made it its own. Doug Guller, the founder and CEO of Bikinis …

Groupon’s Breadcrumb Adds Inventory Management (And More) Groupon’s Breadcrumb Adds Inventory Management (And More)

Groupon’s Breadcrumb announced today that it has updated its iPad POS app to include new inventory management features, and some other stuff. The update, the company says, is based on conversations with hundreds of merchants and insights gained from over …

It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography
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Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a …

Dunkin’ Donuts Moves Into Southern California

Dunkin’ Donuts this week announced it will be expanding its stores into Southern California. The restaurant’s goal is to have more than 15,000 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the U.S. Multi-unit franchisees are now being recruited throughout the Los Angeles, Riverside, …

Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities
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Yelp has partnered with the local governments in San Francisco and New York to put health inspection scores on the pages of the cities’ restaurants. It’s part of a bigger open data initiative, however, that Yelp hopes will enable other …