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Chain Restaurants

  1. Chain Gang
    Borders Might Become Home to a National Chain RestaurantThe listing agent for the property wants to bring in a large national restaurant.
  2. Mediavore
    A New Ruling on Wine Sales in NJ Could Crush Local Wineries; Martha Stewart GetsPlus: With new dietary guidelines, the USDA warns against calories, soda and salt; and Chili’s tests new barbecue menu items, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Chains
    Are Panera’s Pay-What-You-Want Cafés Wholesome, or Just MorePanera’s do-gooder CEO wants you to pay as you go.
  4. Openings
    Le Pain Quotidien Is Now OpenThe bakery and cafe might have given away the house the other day, but today it’s open for regular business.
  5. Openings
    Inclement Weather Pushes Back Freshii’s Grand OpeningEven though it opened last week, Freshii was supposed to kickoff its grand opening festivities today.
  6. Openings
    Le Pain Quotidien Soft-Launched This MorningThe new bakery and cafe was slated for an opening this Wednesday, but soft-launched this morning.
  7. Mediavore
    French Fries Provoke Shooting in Old City; Breakfast Pizza: It’s Not JustPlus flooding in Sri Lanka decimates food crops and drives up costs, and any legislation to sell off PA’s liquor stores will likely review all issues related to alcohol sales in the state, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    Drive-Thru Thief Caught; Too-Fancy CocktailsWhy robbing a drive-thru restaurant–through the window–is difficult, cocktails are too fancy these days, and more in your daily news.
  9. Coming Soon
    Flying High: Freebirds World Burrito Coming to L.A.
  10. Mediavore
    More Calorie Counting at Chains; Cloned Chocolate Is on the Way!Calorie counting at chains, cloned chocolate is coming, and more, in our daily news.
    Julia Child’s Posthumous Productivity; More on the Kwanzaa CakePlus: Jamie Oliver despises his wife, pizza wars, and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Openings
    Krispy Kreme Returns to Philly TomorrowAfter nearly five years, the doughnut maker returns to the Philly area.
  13. Mediavore
    South Jersey Food Bank Comes Up Short on Turkeys; Paula Deen Tapped to Be GrandPlus New York Times says candy gets a bad rap, and chain restaurant stock prices rise, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Mediavore
    PA Liquor-Control-Enforcement Officer Gets Three Years in Federal Prison; IHOPPlus Boulder is the foodiest town, and it’s mooncakes season in Asia, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Piss-Whiskey, Hairy Bagels, and Waffle House HijinxPlus: a suspicious-looking grocery thank-you note, and a brother and sister rob a Popeye’s with a golf club, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  16. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Lobster Theft, Bananaphobia, and Cannibal CuisinePlus: insulting song dedications, French-onion soup with a side of birth control, and a fake-gun-toting restaurant robber, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  17. Mediavore
    Philadelphia Officials Confiscate Cupcake Trucks; Try Fried Salad at the TexasThe city is confiscating cupcake trucks; are the disobedient cupcake entrepreneurs to blame?
  18. Mediavore
    Burger King Cooks up a Pizza-Flavored Hamburger; Springfield, Utah Bans ChainBurger King’s Whopper Bar will soon introduce a giant hamburger shaped and flavored like a pizza, which will serve six.
  19. Pasta Wars
    Fast-Food Pasta Joints Prepare for New York Face-offTwo French chains plan midtown outlets.
  20. Mediavore
    Chicago Keeps its Salt; Chinese Wines Aim HighPlus: the immortal McDonald’s happy meal, and a teacher blogs about school lunches, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Mediavore
    Yelp Lawsuit Grows; Food Truck Operation Offers ChallengesNine more businesses join a legal battle against a restaurant review site and mobile caterers complain about their jobs.
  22. Mediavore
    Dark Lord Day Tickets Sell Out; Bleeding Heart Bakery Sues YelpPlus: package recipes get adventurous, and March Madness as a sales boost, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Mediavore
    Culinary School Enrollment Soars; The Trenta Lands in ArizonaPlus: Soda sales decline, and Marcela Valladolid’s quest for fame, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    Groupon Gets Sued; McDonalds Joins Forces With Weight WatchersPlus: Olympics-driven restaurant spikes in Vancouver, and vegetarianism is hip in Argentina, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    The Lottery-Winnings Subway Franchise; More Cries of Restaurant Industry RacismPlus: more farmer’s markets come to Chicago this summer, and a British pub owner is jailed for flouting the smoking ban, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Openings
    Pret a Manger is Pretty Darn CloseThe UK-based pre-made sandwich chain readies for a Loop opening.
  27. Mediavore
    Cruddy Chain Restaurants Proven Cruddy; Sarah Lee Called Out for MisleadingPlus: Burger King’s new super-premium burger, and the argument for babies in fine-dining restaurants, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Mediavore
    Juicy Wine Co. Gets Sold; Defining Organic MilkPlus: Paula Deen’s new singing career, and Burger King’s forays into coffee, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Mediavore
    How to Get Your Celery Salt Badge; Hooters is on the MarketPlus: Sodas respond to Obama’s nutrition initiative, and stormy seas at Food Network Magazine, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. Mediavore
    Home Run Inn’s Success; Pork: The Other Blue PillPlus: a culinary remembrance of J.D. Salinger, and LeBron James teams up with McDonald’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  31. Closings
    The Crazy Chicken DownscalesTwo of the three Chicago-area El Pollo Locos closed their doors last week.
  32. Mediavore
    Asian Carp to be Sold as ‘Silverfin’; Kraft to Buy CadburyPlus: Britain bans drinking games, and Mariah Carey launches a champagne, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Mediavore
    Restaurants Rally to Support Haiti; Food Network Admits White House Veggies werePlus: Johnny Rockets diversifies, and America’s new food safety czar takes office, all in our morning news roundup.
  34. Health Concerns
    Chains Find the Upside of Menu LabelingAt Le Pain Quotidien, the biggest seller is no longer the 690-calorie grilled-chicken tartine. So what is?
  35. Foodienomics
    Boston Blackie’s Not So Much in the BlackThe popular bar and burger chain finds itself mired in debt thanks to failed expansion plans.
  36. Mediavore
    Politicians Visit Local Farms; Taco Bell Makes Up With FiddyPlus: China executes two men over contaminated milk, and the health benefits of vitamin A, all in our morning news roundup.
  37. Mediavore
    Burger King Sued by Franchisees; McDonald’s Fights Falling StocksPlus: families still eat together, and food market volatility is here to stay, all in our morning news roundup.
  38. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Sauces Overdose on Salt; Coffee Bean Offers Free Drinks TodayThe Naked Chef gets criticized and Coffee Bean is having an open house.
  39. Mediavore
    McDonald’s In-House American Idol; Save the Po’ BoyPlus: Gatorade targets “hardcore” athletes, and Starbucks upscales its London shops, all in our morning news roundup.
  40. Mediavore
    Students Arrested for Food Fight; Kraft Takes Aim at CadburyPlus: Ruby Tuesday invests in their image, and the Thanksgiving authority wars, all in our morning news roundup.
  41. Mediavore
    A Costco Grows in Kiddieland’s Footprint; Mario Batali’s Halloween CostumePlus: Dunkin Donuts and Wolfgang Puck settle separate lawsuits, and restaurants’ Halloween sales push, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Mediavore
    Illegal Restaurant Canning; The Decline Of The DeliPlus: Burger King gets a makeover; posted calorie counts fail to change behavior
  43. Openings
    Raising Cane’s Will Open in AllstonThe chicken finger chain will open on Commonwealth.
  44. Openings
    Chick-Fil-A Opening In Orland ParkPlans are underway for a near-surburban outpost.
  45. Chains
    McDonald’s Searching For America’s Next Top PotatoMcDonalds wants a fry potato with a smaller eco-footprint.
  46. Openings
    What To Eat At Paciugo, Opening TodayThe first Chicago branch of a national gelato chain opens in Lakeview
  47. Marketing Gimmicks
    Pinkberry Throws Open its Recipe BookPinkberry reveals its recipes after curious minds wanted to know.
  48. Worth Noting
    T.G.I. Friday’s Coda: We Have Only Ourselves to BlameThe reviled chain actually originated in New York City.
  49. Empire Building
    Shocker: T.G.I. Friday’s Lands in Union SquareIt’s all part of the “resurgence” of Union Square.
  50. Jamaica Plain
    Jamaica Plain Isn’t Down With Domino’sJP says no to chains.
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