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Oregon Rescinds Regulation To Make Restaurant Workers Wear Gloves

The gloves are off - once again - at Oregon restaurants.  Regulators had passed a law that would require all food service employees to wear gloves when preparing a meal.  Now, following heavy protests from employees and customers alike, they've rescinded the ruling

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Source: Big Black Lincoln via flickr
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Coca Cola Coming To An Igloo Cooler Near You

Two well-known brands are getting ready to merge their combined marketing power for business.  Coca Cola and Igloo have signed a pact that will see a line of soda-themed coolers n stores as soon as possible

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Source: Diaper via flickr
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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Buys Competing Chain

Following what appeared to be a bleak business year for Darden Restaurants - the parent-company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, things seem to be looking up.  Darden Restaurants announced the agreement to purchase the Yard House chain for $585 million dollars in cash

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Source: Matt McGee via flickr
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No Chips – Only McDonalds French Fries Will Be Available At London’s Summer Olympics

The news has diehard Great Brits and "chips"-fans alike hopping mad;  The news has broke that as the sponsor of the games, McDonalds has the rights to french fry sales at the summer Olympics - and they're exercising that clause to keep the monopoly for themselves

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Source: Chrisglass via flickr
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American Ground Beef Contains A Large Amount Of Antibiotics

It's always a good idea to know what's in the food you eat. There's been a lot of press recently about the contents of the ground beef that we consume - especially in regards to so-called "Pink Slime"

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Minnesota-Based Buffalo Wild Wings Updates Their Logo And Their Atmosphere

"The only thing constant is change" - or so the old saying goes.  It looks like Buffalo Wild Wings is living that adage, as it prepares to roll out a new logo and restaurant design.
Some of the changes to the logo include a buffalo with bigger wings, narrowed eyes, and upward-turned horns

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California Restaurants Find Loopholes Around State’s Ban On Foie Gras

If you're saying "Foie-WHAT?" after reading the headline, you've probably never eaten the French delicacy that is Foie Gras.  Essentially goose liver fat, the food is often used as a luxury ingredient at restaurants that serve haute cuisine or by itself as an appetizer.  It's also been banned by the State of California because of the way that some geese are specially-raised to harvest its liver fat.  (Like much of the food you eat, you probably don't want to know any of the details.)

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Source: niznoz via flickr
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Crayola Nail Polish Brings Color To Adulthood

The Crayola company is bringing their colorful hues to adult girls with their new line of fingernail polish.  The eight original crayon colors are now available in a set of nail polish that's available at cosmetic counters everywhere

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Source: Carolyn On Crack via flickr
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Offensive Names Equal Profit In The Liquor World

One of the growing trends in the last few years has been "lewd"-ly named liquor brands.  You know what I'm talking about.  Spend five minutes in a liquor store and you'll see all sorts of examples on the wine, liquor, and even beer shelves

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As Organic Food Industry Gets Bigger Some Worry That It’s Lost It’s Way

It's really no different than any other movement.  It all starts with activists unite to vocalize the changes they want to see with an accepted norm.  Then when the "movement"  gets big enough that it becomes the norm, critics cry fowl and say that the interest group has gotten too big and overshadowed the impetus.

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Source: I Believe I Can Fry via flickr
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Smithfield Opens A Restaurant To Showcase It’s Products

"Foodie's" looking for places to visit while on vacation can add one more place to their list:  Smithfield, Virginia.  Long a pork-lovers paradise as home to the company that produces Smithfield Hams, there's now a restaurant/retail shop there, too that's luring customers in

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Strike Two: Another Obama-Funded Alternative Energy Project Fails

Apparently $98.5 million dollars from the Federal Government wasn't enough to get Nevada Geothermal Power's solar-panel company off the ground.  Just like Solyndra (which received $535 million dollars from taxpayers), the alternative energy company looks like it's going to fail

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