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5 fresh fast casuals from established restaurateurs


One Gold Plate winner will be selected from the honorees in the annual ceremony recognizing the stars of the foodservice industry.

The decline was particularly sharp for fine-dining restaurants and local units of Starbucks and Chick-fil-A.

Roy Street Coffee and Tea had been open in Seattle for a decade.

Employees could only be discharged for what arbitrators adjudge to be “just cause.”