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  1. News
    News Roundup: GrMail, To Serve Pigeon, Littlest Goat, Butcher & Larder ChangesNews you need to read today.
  2. Groupon
    Why Groupon’s Failures Should Be a Wake-up Call to Struggling Restaurants“The problem with Groupon and restaurants isn’t even Groupon. It’s restaurants.”
  3. Quote of the Day
    Getting Fired Can Be FunnyThe CEO of Groupon wrote an awesome resignation letter.
  4. Let’s Make a Deal
    Groupon Stock Continues to Drop After Sad Earnings ReportThings are so not okay in deal-site land.
  5. Groupon
    Groupon May Be Headed Toward New CEOAndrew Mason may get company in the executive suite at Groupon.
  6. Groupon
    Groupon Buys Restaurant Reservation Site SavoredGroupon buys Savored.
  7. Let’s Make a Deal
    Groupon Investors Lose Faith, Bail QuicklyIts stock price is now about a quarter of its IPO value.
  8. Groupon
    There’s No Bribing This Maitre d’ With a Five-Spot, He’s Already a BillionaireAndrew Mason works FOH to be a better CEO.
  9. Power & Money
    Billion Dollar Deals, Over Easy, at Yolk in River NorthHow Yolk became a power breakfast spot.
  10. Kerfuffles
    Kinky S.F. Porn Studio Tour Prompts Call for Groupon BoycottSome anti-porn crusaders are taking on the coupon giant over a discounted Kink.com tour.
  11. Mediavore
    Anti-Hunger Advocates Protest Ban on Feeding the Homeless; Food Addiction Is aPlus: Watermelons get a pass as comedian Gallagher recovers from a heart attack; and all that green dye consumed on St. Patrick’s Day probably won’t kill you, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Openings
    Food For All Back From the Brink of DeathA Groupon deal nearly sank the shop.
  13. Yelp
    Wine Expert Allegedly Used Blogspot to Slander Groupon Buyer Who YelpedGroupon buyer sues wine expert for creating fake site defaming her.
  14. Start-ups
    New Start-up Treatful Aims to Be the Kinder, Gentler GrouponThe Bay Area-based start-up sells virtual gift cards on behalf of restaurants, but isn’t a deal site.
  15. Big Head Todd
    Is Todd English’s $25K Groupon ‘Deal’ Actually Worth It? (OfWe run the numbers so you don’t have to.
  16. Closings
    Did Deal Sites Doom Drew’s Dogs?Veganhot dog stand owner blames Groupon for demise.
  17. Mediavore
    Groupon Share Price Rising Fast; Dining Solo Isn’t So Lonely With a
  18. Groupon
    Did Evil Groupon Bring Down a Mom-and-Pop Restaurant?Your Groupon might be worth $40, but that doesn’t mean you should only spend $40. Right?
  19. Lawsuits
    Now Groupon’s Getting Sued by Some of Its EmployeesFifty of Groupon’s “deal vetters” are suing for unpaid wages. Perhaps they’ll accept $10 for $20 worth of overtime?
  20. Empire Building
    Forget Wrigley, Check Out the Groupon BuildingThe Wrigley Building is getting some new tenets.
  21. Let’s Make a Deal
    Partnering With Groupon Shown to Hurt a Restaurant’s ReputationThe deal site faces more bad news preceding their now delayed IPO.
  22. Let’s Make a Deal
    Is Groupon Circling the Drain?The deal site is kinda sorta insolvent, yet still hoping for that IPO.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Menu Changes and an A at Cienfuegos; New Lounge Menu at EllabessPlus, a shrimp boil at Ardesia, a chocolate brunch at Smith & Mills, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  24. Let’s Make a Deal?
    Shady-Looking Deal Site Is Posting Half-Off Deals That Restaurants Didn’tThe San Mateo–based company doesn’t make a lot of sense to us, and the restaurants they’re selling coupons for have never heard of them.
  25. Foodienomics
    Groupon Invents New Accounting Terms to Pretend It’s ProfitableThe company appears to be spending $1.43 for every $1 it makes, and is desperate for cash. Thus, the IPO.
  26. Closings
    Philadelphia Belle’s Sinking Leaves Brides and Grooms In the LurchThe boat’s decision to pull the plug has put couples in a pinch.
  27. Mediavore
    A Day in the Life of a Spam Factory Worker; Where Chris Weitz Grabs Mexican FoodFor some people, being splattered with “pig brain jelly” is just another day at the office.
  28. Mediavore
    Campbell’s Puts 770 On the Soup Line; Work at a Spam Factory IsPlus: Online restaurant ordering ups checks and frequency of orders; Exploding water fowl replaces IEDs for some reformed terrorists, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Mediavore
    Tyler the Creator Alleges Racism at Australian Restaurant; Jamaica’s GoingThe rapper draws some furious critics, while many countries in The Caribbean consider growing their own.
  30. Mediavore
    Punky Brewster’s A Food Blogger; BlackBoard Eats Drops FeeFormer spunky kid actor Soliel Moon Frye is now a spunky food blogger for Mommys.
  31. Mediavore
    Tornado Takes Out a Restaurant and Beer Distributor in the Northeast; Lady GagaPlus: Hershey’s top executive steps down amid investigations; and experts argue over whether food drives world politics, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Mediavore
    LCB Puts the Kibosh on Groupon Booze Discounts; Restaurants Get Hip toPlus: Walgreens and Wegmans spar over the letter “W”; and Cleveland bans smoking and trans fats, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Jokes
    LTH Honors Olive Garden, Alinea Gets a Groupon: The Best of April Fools’It’s been a strange day.
  34. Other Sites
    Is Ruth Reichl Getting Into the Discount-Dining Game?Plus: Is Groupon in trouble?
  35. App-etizing
    Groupon Launches GPS AppGroupon Now is coming soon.
  36. Mediavore
    Lady Gaga Performs With Food Poisoning; Groupon Pulls Superbowl AdLady Gaga explains, “I don’t want them to think I am human, let alone drunk.”
  37. Rivalries
    Google to Groupon: Fine, We’ll Just Start Our Own Coupon SiteOhh, snap! Two months after getting turned down for an acquisition, Google goes to war.
  38. Endangered
    Mark Peel’s The Point and Emé’s Ortolan Hit The Endangered ListDespite a sunny forecast for the restaurant business, two of our favorites are struggling.
  39. Mediavore
    Geoffrey’s Role in Matrice Richardson Case; Jamie Oliver in How WaterGeoffrey’s doesn’t want the blame for Matrice Richardson, Jamie Oliver in hot water and more, in your daily news.
  40. Mediavore
    It’s a Honey-Dipped Honeymoon for an NJ Couple Who Tied the Knot at a DoughnutPlus Groupon passes on Google’s takeover bid, and 2010 was the year of mezcal, all in our morning news roundup.
  41. Coupons
    2010, The Year of the Overcrowded Coupon MarketDaily deals and digital coupons have reached the tipping point.
  42. Discounts
    Restaurants Are Doing the ‘Cyber Monday’ Thing, TooBut not everyone is sold on discount dining.
  43. Empire Building
    Google Takes Its First Step Toward Controlling the Food ChainThey’re poised to buy Groupon, along with everything else.
  44. Deals
    Groupon’s Business Model: Not So Great for Restaurants, Fantastic forThe company is nearing a $3 billion valuation, despite practices that occasionally terrorize small businesses.
  45. Mediavore
    Paris Hilton Involved In Boa Hit-And-Run This Morning; Adam Richman’s FeelingsThe hotel’s heiress’s boyfriend returned to the scene of the crime later without her.
  46. Let’s Make a Deal
    Today’s New Group-Discounts Site: Zagat ExclusivesThirty percent off at a New York institution, with deals to follow in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
  47. Deals
    Dining Deal Sites Flooding L.A.Three more sites offering discounts set their sights on the West Coast.
  48. Funnies
    Groupon Wielders Terrorize Cow Hollow Cupcake ShopTake heed, restaurants. You may not want that sudden, huge surge of discount business.
  49. Deals
    Partner of Closed Rustico Grill Talks About the Perils of GrouponA recently closed restaurant talks about how Groupon changed the restaurant.
  50. Deals
    Groupon Killers? Opentable Launches Spotlight, Yelp Offers Daily DealsNew developments in half-off dining.
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