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Pizza Hut Launches The Hut Lane – A Digital-First Carryout Option

Dedicated Pick-up Window Experience Available at Over 1,500 Pizza Hut Locations Nationwide PLANO, TX (StLouisRestaurantReview) After becoming the first national pizza brand to offer Contactless Curbside Pickup, Pizza Hut is doubling down on safety and convenience, launching The Hut Lane, a dedicated digital order pick-up window available at over 1,500 locations across the country with more to come. As customer preferences shifted during the early months of the pandemic, Pizza Hut adapted to offer customers a way to place digital orders without ever having to leave their vehicles.  The Hut Lane represents the next evolution of this breakthrough experience, offering safety, convenience, and speed without customers having to park their cars. “We are giving our customers a variety of options t

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Bombshell Recording Exonerates Papa John’s Founder Of Racism Claims

Bombshell Recording Exonerates Papa John’s Founder Of Racism Claims, Alleges Set-up By Ad Firm Hired By Former Company CEO, Steve Ritchie John Schnatter says unsealed tape suggests ad firm Laundry Service violated contractual obligations to frame the founder. LOUISVILLE, KY (StLouisRestaurantReview) Papa John’s – A recording at the heart of a lawsuit launched by Papa John’s founder John Schnatter against Laundry Service, and its parent company Wasserman Media Group, LLC, led by Casey Wasserman, a media agency formerly employed by Papa John’s, was unsealed today, and strongly suggests that Schnatter was set-up in an attempt to justify his ousting from the company. “It’s a major relief to finally have more facts that reveal the truth of what really happened,” Schnatter said in a statement. “

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Candicci’s Restaurant – Easter Specials 2021

Candicci’s dine-in, delivery, and pick up menus for Easter 2021 Ballwin, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) Candicci’s has announced their Easter Special available on April 4, 2020.  The cost is $18.75, and seating is limited.  They recommend that you make reservations early. Candicci’s has been serving families in the St. Louis region for more than 40 years.  Their Google rating is 4.1 stars with more than 400 reviews.  They are conveniently located off Manchester Road in Ballwin on Holloway Road. Dine-in Menu for Easter 2021 Choice of 1 entree: Sliced Top Round of Roast Beef Honey Baked Ham Roasted Pork Loin (in Apricot or Raspberry Glaze) Chicken Breast (Parmesan, Piccata, Or Marsala sauce) Choice of 2 sides: Italian Fried New Potatoes Roasted Vegetables Spaghetti Bolognese Mac and Cheese All

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On Wednesday: Jersey Mike’s Donates ALL Sales to Local Charities

On Wednesday, March 31: Jersey Mike’s Donates ALL Sales to Local Charities MANASQUAN, NJ (StLouisRestaurantReview) This Wednesday, March 31, Jersey Mike’s Subs is giving a full day’s sales — expected to approach $8 million — to charity.  It’s the sub company’s 11th Annual Day of Giving when nearly 2,000 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants nationwide will donate their resources and 100 percent of sales to help local organizations. Day of Giving is the culmination of Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving fundraising campaign in March, supporting more than 200 local charities across the nation.  Partners include hospitals, youth organizations, food banks, and more.  As part of the campaign, Jersey Mike’s has collected donations from customers all month.  For a list of participating restaurants and charity

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Jet’s Pizza Introduces New Text-to-Order Technology

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI (StLouisRestaurantReview) Jet’s Pizza is offering 20% off pizzas to customers who use their new text-to-order platform at participating locations.  Jet’s has partnered with Ordr AI to offer an industry-first ‘text-to-order’ technology driven by an artificial intelligence engine.  Ordr AI, also Michigan-based (ordrai.com), is a high-tech startup operating out of Ann Arbor.  The two companies have worked together to craft the technology and have already done more than 1 million text orders and launched in more than 75% of stores. The text-to-order technology allows customers to text their Jet’s store using the same local phone number they would use to call in an order.  The customer can text their entire order in one message, including indicating pickup or the delivery a

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Firehouse Subs® introduces new Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub

Firehouse Subs® introduces the new Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub with App-Only Access Week. Leading international sandwich brand introduces a limited-time sub featuring a new garlic bread sub roll. JACKSONVILLE, FL (StLouisRestaurantReview) Firehouse Subs satisfy hearty appetites with a twist on classic comfort foods by introducing the Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub, available for a limited time.  The new menu item combines Italian American favorites — meatball subs, pepperoni pizza, and garlic bread — all in one sub.  The Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub features Firehouse Subs’ Italian meatballs in marinara, with double the melted provolone cheese of a classic Firehouse Meatball® topped with crispy slices of pepperoni and Italian seasoning all nestled inside a freshly toasted garlic bread sub r

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10% of all U.S. restaurants have closed permanently

10% of all U.S. restaurants have closed permanently since the pandemic began CHICAGO, IL (StLouisRestaurantReview) Datassential revealed that 10.2 percent of U.S. food establishments had closed permanently since the pandemic began, citing new data from the company’s proprietary Firefly database released today. Of the 778,807 food establishments in operation since the onset of COVID-19, 79,438 have closed for good as of Monday, according to the report from Datassential.  The figure does include restaurants that have opened during the pandemic. That includes restaurants at all levels of service: QSR (fast-food), fast-casual, midscale, casual, and fine dining, as well as food trucks.  Food trucks have been affected the most of any segment, with 22.5 percent of the mobile restaurants permanent...

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Sip in Style with the Charli x Dunkin’ Merch Collection

Dunkin’ and social media megastar Charli D’Amelio take their relationship to another level with limited-edition merch inspired by their most recent drink collab, the Charli Cold Foam. The Charli x Dunkin’ merch collection drops exclusively on ShopDunkin.com on Tuesday, March 30, at 3:00 p.m. ET. CANTON, MA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Dunkin’ Donuts – Dunkin’ and social media megastar Charli D’Amelio first made their long-brewing relationship official last year when Charli’s go-to Dunkin’ Cold Brew order was officially named “The Charli.”  Their mutual love was taken to yet another level a few weeks ago with the remixed Charli Cold Foam.  Now, Dunkin’ and Charli are taking things one step further for fans with limited-edition Charli x Dunkin’ merch, dropping exclusively on ShopDunkin.com on T

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McDonald’s Names Desiree Ralls-Morrison as General Counsel

McDonald’s Names Desiree Ralls-Morrison as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary CHICAGO, IL (StLouisRestaurantReview) McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced Monday that Desiree Ralls-Morrison has been named the company’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing global legal operations and corporate governance.  Ralls-Morrison will start on April 26, 2021, and will be based at the company’s Chicago headquarters in the West Loop. Ralls-Morrison most recently served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Boston Scientific Corporation, a world leader of innovative medical solutions. “I’m thrilled that Desiree is joining our team not just for the strong experience she brings, but for the values-based leadership that has defined every aspect of her career,” said Chris

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Darden Restaurants Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results

Darden Restaurants Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results; Announces Team Member Investments; Declares Quarterly Dividend; Authorizes New $500 Million Share Repurchase Program; And Provides Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter Outlook. ORLANDO, FL (StLouisRestaurantReview) Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) Thursday reported its financial results for the third quarter ended February 28, 2021. Statement from Gene Lee, Chairman, and CEO. It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the pandemic began to impact our business significantly.  The strategy we developed six years ago — focused on executing our Back-to-Basics operating philosophy and strengthening our competitive advantages — has provided a strong foundation to help us navigate this period of unprecedented change and uncertainty

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We LOVE our pets!

St. Louis Restaurant Review ranks the Top-10 Pet-Friendly Restaurants in St. Louis, Missouri. ST LOUIS, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) The days of leaving them home alone when we go out for a coffee or a quick bite to eat is a thing of the past for a growing number of pet parents.  Many restaurants recognize this new dynamic and have happily made accommodations for our 4-legged family members.  We want to say thanks to these local restaurants and also show them our support! So, with spring and nicer weather here, we have compiled a shortlist of pet-friendly eating establishments where you can enjoy food and drink alongside your pets.  From offering freshwater bowls to dog treats and pet menu items, this top 10 list of pet-friendly restaurants is based on cumulative online ratings and reviews

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Texas Chicken™ And Church’s Texas Chicken™ Appoints New Leadership

ATLANTA, GA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Church’s Chicken®, the global quick-service restaurant chain, and its international sister brands Texas Chicken and Church’s Texas Chicken, recently announced two new appointments to the international leadership team.  Seasoned restaurant executive Gregg Gallagher was named Vice President, Americas, and Cinthia Nehring-Salm was promoted to Director, International Marketing.  Both will report directly to Kevin Corning, EVP International Business. “We are fortunate to have Gregg and Cinthia take on these new roles and look forward to working with them to grow our business,” said Karen Viera, SVP and Global Chief People Officer for Church’s Chicken.  “I have confidence in their leadership and the tremendous work being done by the collective regional leade

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Top-10 Rated Cheap Eats in St. Louis, Missouri

ST LOUIS, MO (StLouisRestaurantReview) The pandemic has financially damaged many people and families.  However, people are doing what they can to maintain a normal life.  They are still going to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and more.  They should!  This past year has not been easy on many families.  While there has been a rediscovery for being home, but it is our nature to explore and “get out of the house” to enjoy the company of people and create memories.  While there are many created memories in the recent year, many are not necessarily good. We hope these highly-rated restaurants will help you enjoy dining out at affordable prices without sacrificing quality. As always, our reviews and ratings are not “our opinion.”  They are rated based on reviews provided by customers.  Our r

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® – New Menu Items

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Celebrates the First Sips of Spring with New Menu Items Locations Nationwide Welcome Limited-Time Tropic Hits Including Two Smoothies and Three New Food Items ATLANTA, GA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, a leading national fast-casual concept known for its better-for-you-smoothies and food with a tropical twist, is celebrating spring and bringing an early dose of sunshine and beach vibes to guests across the country with a new lineup of tropical fruit smoothies, a Hawaiian-inspired wrap, and brand new premium sides. Starting March 24 through May 25, guests can enjoy Tropic Hits from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, including the brand new Starfruit Smoothie, the return of the Dragon Fruit Smoothie, and three new food items available at locations across

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Chipotle Invests In Leading Autonomous Delivery Company, Nuro

The brand continues to explore innovative solutions to enhance the digital experience. NEWPORT BEACH, CA (StLouisRestaurantReview) Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced that it has invested in Nuro, a leader in autonomous delivery, as part of their Series C funding round. Nuro uses robotics in their fleet of on-road, occupantless, and autonomous vehicles to deliver everyday consumer goods.  This is the first significant investment in a third-party technology company the organization has made since Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol took the helm in 2018. Expanding access and convenience through Chipotle’s digital ecosystem is a strategic priority for the company.  Chipotle’s digital business grew over 174% year over year in 2020, with about half of the digital

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