Nearly 130 More Red Lobster Restaurants Are In Danger Of Closing

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USA TODAY: By Gabe Hauari - Red Lobster could close additional restaurants if it is unable to renegotiate their leases, according to bankruptcy documents filed last week. The company listed 228 rejected leases it says will keep losing money if they continue operating as they currently are. T... Read more

Minister Officially Opens Achilles Restaurant Opens In St George’s

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Minister of Tourism, Culture & Sport, Owen Darrell recently officially opened the new and iconic Achilles restaurant overlooking the stunning Achilles Bay adjacent to Fort St Catherine. The development of the building was made possible by the Hotelco team´s... Read more

Not-So-Happy Meal: As Fast Food Prices Surge, Many Americans Say It’s Become A Luxury

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USA Today: By Daniel de Visé - Is fast food becoming a luxury? Yes, say four-fifths of Americans in a new survey about fast-food inflation. Fast food prices are up 4.8% since last year and 47% since 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a new survey of ... Read more

Dine & Dash Couple Jailed For 20 Months After Going On £1,000 Spree Gorging On Food & Drink

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MIRROR Online: LONDON, England - A serial "dine and dash" couple has been jailed after they gorged themselves on more than £1,000 worth food and drink during a dine-and-dash spree. Bernard McDonagh, 41, was sentenced to eight months and his wife Ann, 39, was sentenced to 12 months in prison. ... Read more

I Went A Week Without Ultra-Processed Foods – Here’s What I Learned

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The Guardian: By Cecilia Nowell In Oakland - As I report more, I’ve stopped thinking of UPFs as food at all – and I suspect corporations don’t care how their products affect consumers... I’ve been standing in the dairy aisle at my local grocery store, poring over the nutrition labels ... Read more

Serial Dine & Dash Couple Plead Guilty To Skipping Out On Bills In Restaurants Across Wales

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MIRROR Online: LONDON, England - A serial 'dine and dash' couple who bailed on bills worth hundreds of pounds in restaurants across south Wales have pleaded guilty. Bernard McDonagh, 41, and Ann McDonagh, 39, both from Port Talbot, just east of Swansea, pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud ... Read more

What’s Keeping Egg Prices High For Easter? It’s Not Just Inflation

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Associated Press: By Dee-Ann Durbin - Egg prices are at near-historic highs in many parts of the world as the spring holidays approach, reflecting a market scrambled by disease, high demand and growing costs for farmers. It’s the second year in a row consumers have faced sticker s... Read more

New $20 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers In California Is Set To Start Monday

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AP: LIVERMORE, California, By Adam Beam — Most fast food workers in California will be paid at least $20 an hour beginning Monday when a new law is scheduled to kick in giving more financial security to an historically low-paying profession while threatening to raise prices in a state already know... Read more

Easter Egg Prices Soar As Cocoa Crops Are Hit By Climate Crisis & Exploitation

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The Guardian: LONDON, England, By Eve Livingston - Every Easter, UK consumers collectively spend more than £1bn on food, drink, gifts, entertainment and about 80m chocolate eggs, racking up an average bill exceeding £50 each. But shoppers this year are paying more than usual: since last Easter, ... Read more

It’s A Bittersweet Easter For Chocolate Lovers & African Cocoa Farmers But Big Brands See Profits

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AP: ACCRA, Ghana — Shoppers may get a bitter surprise in their Easter baskets this year. Chocolate eggs and bunnies are more expensive than ever as changing climate patterns eat into global cocoa supplies and the earnings of farmers in West Africa. About three-quarters of the world’s cocoa... Read more