tip jar
A group allied with the state's restaurant association is circulating a study that pegs the income of servers and non-tipped employees. It makes the case that servers could end up with less money if a $15 hourly wage is instituted for all hourlies.
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The fine-dining landmark said its financial problems are temporary and it needed to protect its lease.

chick fil a samples
Consumers say these restaurant chains provide the best guest pampering.
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The agreement extends to practices that were in place before the group adopted all-inclusive pricing.

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credit card swipe fees
The nation's highest court refused to reinstate a deal that could have systemized a way for raising credit card processing fees.
Cheddars Scratch Kitchen
For $780 million in cash, the parent of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse will add a growth chain with familiar management.

With goading from investors, franchisees are becoming a force in brand parents' corporate dealings.
velvet taco sign
The longtime chain marketer will be the first to hold the position, a reflection of the concept's growth plans.
ropa vieja cuba
The island is full of surprises that are adaptable to American operations.
wine bottle table square
Bottle-sharing programs are boosting by-the-bottle buying.