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Hooters: Free Food on Mother’s Day 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 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) 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 ‘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 ‘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 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 ‘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 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 …

It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013 It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013
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PayPal announced on Monday that it has reached deals with 23 major national retailers to enable customers to pay with PayPal in stores. Participating retailers include: Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, RadioShack, Spartan Stores, Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto …

Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews

Online reviews have been pissing off restauranteurs for many years now, and Yelp is one of the biggest offenders. I feel their pain – I mean, some woman gets in a fight with her boyfriend and then has one cold …

Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos

Yelp is rolling out a new Menus feature, which compiles visual menus along with Yelp reviews and user-uploaded food pictures. These will be accessible from business pages, on the website and the Yelp app. You can find them under “Explore …

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage
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Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the …

Here’s What Wendy’s Is About To Look Like Here’s What Wendy’s Is About To Look Like
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Wendy’s is undergoing a transformation it says is aimed at “energizing the brand and dramatically improving the customer experience.” This includes a new logo that will debut in March. “Key initiatives of the transformation include reinventing the restaurant environment, unveiling …

Google Launches New Zagat App For Android (And It’s Free) Google Launches New Zagat App For Android (And It’s Free)
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Google has launched a new Zagat app for Android devices in one of a handful of recent Google+ Local-related announcements from the company. And in case you were wondering, it does come with a Google flavor. “While our ratings and …

Groupon Launches Breadcrumb POS System For Restaurants And Bars Groupon Launches Breadcrumb POS System For Restaurants And Bars
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Groupon announced today that it is launching Breadcrumb, a point-of-sale iPad app for restaurants, based on the software of the same name it acquired earlier this year. Here’s what it looked like pre-Groupon: The app enables servers to search for …

Town Renamed Bikinis: Restaurant Owner Buys Ghost Town on Craigslist Town Renamed Bikinis: Restaurant Owner Buys Ghost Town on Craigslist
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Town renamed Bikinis: Doug Guller, the man responsible for creating the bar/restaurant combo Bikinis, recently purchased a ghost town from Craigslist in hopes of transforming the once-abandoned location into a popular tourist destination. In order to lure potential vacationers to …

Jack in the Box Waffle Sandwich Is Designed to Blow Your Mind Jack in the Box Waffle Sandwich Is Designed to Blow Your Mind

Jack in the Box’s waffle sandwich sounds like something that was created to test my dietary will. Would I eat a waffle sandwich? Of course I would. Don’t be silly. The question remains: Should I eat a waffle sandwich? Probably …