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Denny’s Opens Wedding Chapel In Las Vegas

Breakfast is served 24-7 and now you can also get a side of "married" with those eggs!  Denny's is opening a wedding chapel in Las Vegas.

Officials admit that they don't expect to host a lot of weddings at the restaurant

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Source: Gerard Stolk via flickr
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McDonalds Profits Falter For The First Time Since 2003

They made it through the recession seemingly unscathed.  During the most-recent economic downtown, McDonalds enjoyed plenty of black ink while their rivals saw red.  Now it seems that the tables might be turning

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Obamacare To Raise The Price Of Your Papa John’s Pizza

During a conference call with investors,  John Schnatter - founder and CEO of Papa John's Pizza - announced that unless Obamacare is repealed, the company will be forced to pass along a price increase to customers

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Breakfast To Start Sooner At McDonalds

McDonalds breakfast fans - rejoice!  Now your favorite Mc-breakfast items will be available - earlier - at select test-restaurants.
McDonald's is going after the nocturnal crowd, testing breakfast after midnight in the Columbus, Ohio, market

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Applebees Tries New Marketing Route With Inflatable Dolls As Workplace Decoys

I guess you have to grant them some credit - Applebees is trying a unique marketing ploy to drum up lunchtime business.  For $6.99, office workers can buy an inflatable doll to "stand in" for them while they leave the building to have lunch at Applebees

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Source: Garden-freshfoods.com
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Wisconsin’s Garden Fresh Salads Recalled Due To Onions

Garden Fresh - a line of bagged salad greens that are produced out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin - has recalled nearly seven tons of their product, due to the onions.
The onions are from supplier Gills Onions LLC

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Almost 50 Years After The Beatlemania, The Group Inspires New Restaurants

The Beatles swept America when they first hit the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.  Now - almost 50 years later, Beatlemania is inspiring a new generation of restauranteurs.  Face it - rock and roll is big money when it comes to restaurants;  To get evidence of that fact one only needs to look at the Hard Rock Cafe as an example.

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Source: Bert Kaufman via flickr
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2012 Drought Will Affect Prices In Ways You Didn’t Realize

By now you realize that we're experiencing one of the worst drought's on record.  The Summer of 2012 will have lingering effects at the grocery store for months (and possibly years) to come.  However, those expected price increases may not happen to the products and goods you would expect

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Fast Food Companies Market To Their Demographic With An Increase In Ads Targeted At “Late Night Munchies”

The fast food industry knows it's demographic well - probably more than any other service sector.  That's why it should come as no surprise that their use of mass media marketing directly targets their audience

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Source: Alachia via flickr
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New Owner For Bertolli And P.F. Chang’s Frozen Foods

As Unilever looks to get out of the frozen food market, two of their signature brands have found a new owner.  ConAgra has agreed to buy the venerable meal makers for $265 million dollars.
ConAgra said it is acquiring the Bertolli and P

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Source: Roxanne Cooke via flickr
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Cola Companies Look For The Ultimate Recipe: No Calories, No Artificial Sweetners, And No Aftertaste

These truly are hard times to be a cola;  With the size-limit regulation war raging in New York City and the constant barrage of health-related news about calories and sugar content, Coca Cola and Pepsi - the industry leaders of the cola market - are on the search to please everyone.

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Food Trucks Okayed In Windy City

The other day I left the office for lunch to run errands and was surprised to see a food truck in downtown Duluth.  Wondering if the lunch-on-the-run fad was making it's was to the Northland, I finally put two and two together to realize it was there for the farmers market

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