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Mandatory Tips Part Of The Experience At Vermont Restaurant

It's a divisive issue.  Once upon a time, tipping was a way to show your appreciation for good customer service from an employee.  Whether it was at the restaurant, the hair salon, or even a taxi ride - it was up to the customer to decide if and how much of a tip was left.

Then, busines

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Source: Kam's World via flickr
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Drought Affects 2012 Pumpkin Crop – One Way Or Another

Depending on which news account you buy into, the Drought of 2012 is going to have an affect on your Halloween/fall pumpkin crop.  However, it's how big of an effect that's still to be determined.

Some

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Domino’s Drops Pizza From Their Name, Changes Their Logo, And Invites Customers To Watch

Domino's is changing the way they do business.   In an effort to re-energize the company, Domino's altering their logo, dropping the word "pizza" from their name.  They're also hoping to evolve from a delivery chain to a restaurant that invites customers to come in and watch the pizzas being made

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Connecticut Soman Billed 25 Years For Streetlights, Asks For Reimbursement

There's a good lesson here. Always read your bill and make sure you know what you are paying for. This wasn't the case, though, for this New England woman. She was at the mercy of a verbal agreement form a previous house owner.

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Century-Tel Internet Down Statewide In Wisconsin

If you live in Wisconsin and have Century-Tel as your internet provider, no need to check your computer or modem, it's fine. The problem is with Century-Tel. My Century-Tel service representative told me service would not be up until "sometime tomorrow

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Microwave Popcorn Ingredient A Respiratory Hazard For Workers

A new research study that was recently released shows a correlation between an ingredient in the butter-flavoring in microwave popcorn and respiratory ailments.

The ingredient 2,3-pentanedione (PD), used to impart the flavor and aroma of butter in microwave popcorn, is a respiratory hazard that can also alter gene expression in the brain of rats

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Source: Susan Davidson via flickr
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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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(Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
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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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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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