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Certified Angus Beef ® brand Launches #RestaurantChallenge

Win gift cards, help your favorite spots survive. WOOSTER, OH (StLouisRestaurantReview) Lingering pandemic effects threaten the existence of our favorite places to eat. “A lot of restaurants are still barely holding on, just trying to get through this,” says Josh Moore, executive chef at Volare in Louisville, Ky.  “It’s complicated, and I think a lot of restaurateurs choose not to talk about it, but they’re burdened with the stress of if they are going to be able to hang on for another couple months. Data from the National Restaurant Association show 1 in 6 restaurants have already closed, and the next few months are critical for those continuing to operate. The key to survival?  Help from friends and neighbors. To inspire support for restaurants, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand launched

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Report Shows Pandemic Fatigue Among Restaurant Customers

Bluedot’s Latest State of What Feeds Us Report Uncovers Pandemic Fatigue Among Restaurant Customers with Dwindling Concern for Safety Protocols. Consumers express more concern over long wait times than masks and gloves. The continued rise in off-premise with a spike in restaurant app downloads; Confirmation pandemic-era consumer restaurant habits are here to stay. Increase in curbside and in-store pickups, a slight dip in drive-thru visits. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Bluedot, which provides location technology for mobile apps to power meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, released the third installment of its State of What Feeds Us report.  Over the course of the pandemic, the information has kept a pulse on shifting consumer behavior and its impact o

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Panda Express – Celebrate Lunar New Year

Panda Express® Invites Guests To Celebrate Moments That Matter This Lunar New Year With New Digital Red Envelope Experience The American Chinese Trailblazer brings Lunar New Year to guests through lucky foods, family activities, and a new short film. ROSEMEAD, CA (StLouisRestaurantReviews) Panda Express, the largest family-owned and operated Asian dining concept in the U.S., has sparked a celebration in honor of Lunar New Year, one of the world’s biggest festivals centered around food, family, and togetherness.  For years, Panda® has celebrated with guests in-store by gifting customary lucky red envelopes, or “hóng bāo,” on the first day of Lunar New Year.  With festivities looking a bit different than years before, the American Chinese restaurant brand takes this time-honored tradition di

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American Egg Board Partners with Wendy’s to Drive Breakfast Menu Trial

Foodservice partnerships capitalize on consumer affinity for eggs to help drive traffic CHICAGO, IL (StLouisRestaurantReview) The American Egg Board (AEB) recently joined forces with Wendy’s to help further the brand’s successful expansion into the breakfast daypart, partnering on a custom social media influencer program that leveraged consumer affinity for eggs to drive off-premise breakfast consumption in key markets. “Wendy’s was built on fresh, real ingredients — and our recently launched breakfast menu is no exception,” said John Li, vice president of culinary innovation at Wendy’s.  “Our partnership through the AEB’s new program helped us expand on consumer demand for a high-quality breakfast by highlighting the inclusion of real, fresh-cracked eggs on our breakfast sandwiches and in

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Cold Stone Creamery Reveals Top 10 Most-Loved Flavors

Cake Batter Ice Cream Tops the List SCOTTSDALE, AZ (StLouisRestaurantReview) Out of all the ice cream flavors Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com) has to offer, have you ever wondered what is the most popular?  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re revealing which ice cream flavors got the most love in 2020. According to online ordering data, the top 10 ice cream flavors are: Cake Batter Chocolate French Vanilla Sweet Cream Cheesecake Coffee Strawberry Mint Classic Cookie Dough Cotton Candy* Birthday Cake Remix tops the list of Cold Stone Creamery’s signature Creations, followed by Chocolate Devotion®, Peanut Butter Cup Perfection®, Founder’s Favorite® and Coffee Lovers Only®.  For Mix-Ins, brownies reigned supreme, followed closely by OREO® cookies, cookie dough, caramel, and fud

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William Johnson Convicted at Trial of Illegally Carrying a Gun

Philadelphia Man, William Johnson Convicted at Trial of Illegally Carrying a Gun Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison PHILADELPHIA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that William Johnson, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and five years of supervised release by United States District Judge Harvey Bartle III for his conviction of being a felon illegally in possession of a firearm. In September 2020, the defendant was convicted after trial of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred a year earlier in September 2019.  Philadelphia Police Department Highway Patrol Officers responded to reports of a person with a gun at 15th Street and West Allegheny Avenue in

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