The biggest winners in 2017 may be the ones that lose the least


America loves gourmet coffee, and nothing fits the bill like hot specialty drinks, particularly those made with espresso.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The fast-casual deal was largely financed by an investment from Panera Bread’s founder.

The location, which reportedly sickened more than 600 people, had recently been cited for improper food temperatures.