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1/20/2017

NRA filed a petition Thursday asking the Supreme Court to consider a case challenging laws that bar tip sharing with traditionally non-tipped employees including cooks and dishwashers. The petition is the first effort by the newly formed Restaurant Law Center.

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1/20/2017

Florida-based Publix is highly ranked among groceries for its customer service, and the retailer is working to adapt further amid growing competition. The retailer's new projects include a delivery partnership with Instacart, in-store Starbucks kiosks and a more active social media strategy.

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1/20/2017

ShopRite stores will offer customers free healthy eating counseling from the company's team of more than 130 dietitians. Individual counseling will be available in addition to six-week classes that will teach techniques including label reading and portion control.

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The Baltimore Sun
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1/20/2017

Campbell Soup is "seeing seismic shifts" in how consumers eat, prompting the 149-year-old company to diversify its portfolio to offer more fresh, organic and healthy foods, said CEO Denise Morrison. She points to the mid-year launch of the company's clean-label Well Yes! soup line as a way the brand is innovating based on consumer feedback, and says the new line is "off to a really good start."

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Yahoo
1/20/2017

Dr Pepper was the second-most-mentioned brand on social media during the College Football Playoff and National Championships. The soft drink was mentioned nearly 1,000 times on Instagram and Twitter in game-associated posts, according to an analysis by Sponsorship Research International.

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Forbes
1/20/2017

Set it and forget it is the name of the game when it comes to slow roasting, which requires less maintenance than braising but produces an equally tender result. The technique is best for proteins that have a high fat content, such as beef short ribs or salmon.

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Bon Appetit online
1/20/2017

A developer for McDonald's won approval this week from the Chicago Plan Commission for a 12-story downtown building that would include office space for vendors that do business with the company. The project still needs approval from the City Council.

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1/20/2017

The recession left banks skittish about lending to businesses after the economy improved, experts say, a trend that has independent restaurant operators looking at other options for raising capital. Some are looking to venture capital investors, selling stakes in the business or creating franchise programs that make them more attractive to lenders.

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QSRMagazine.com
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1/20/2017

Take-and-bake pizza chain Papa Murphy's will debut its first national ad campaign next week, with spots designed to appeal to time-crunched moms. The ads will use humorous situations to stress that the chain offers a way to give kids a home-cooked meal without the work it takes to make it from scratch.

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1/20/2017

Lee's Marketplace has added a full-service grocery in North Salt Lake, Utah, the banner's fifth, in a location that could save shoppers a trek to other suburbs. The store features a dining area that can seat 100, a drive-thru pharmacy, a large floral department and a specialty candy section.

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