BY EMILY PETSKO
Would you like a Matilda or BFG to go with your burger and fries? If you’re a young Kiwi, you just might get your wish. McDonald’s restaurants in New Zealand are ditching the Pokemon and Hello Kitty toys and filling their Happy Meal boxes with excerpts of Roald Dahl books instead, The Independent reports.
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By Miranda Jaimes
These restaurants opened in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in 2018 or are coming soon in 2019. This list is not comprehensive.
1. Bareburger (coming 2019)
1161 E. Southlake Blvd
2. Boomerjack’s Grill & Bar
201 W. SH 114, Grapevine
3. Burgerim (coming 2019)
5615 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. 300, Colleyville
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By: FOX4News.com Staff
CELINA, Texas – A North Texas barbecue restaurant was named the second best place to eat in the country, thanks to Yelp users.
Tender Smokehouse opened in Celina, just north of Frisco, less than two years ago. It’s now listed as No. 2 on the review website’s 2019 Best Places to Eat. The list is based on restaurant ratings on Yelp and the number of reviews.
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If you’re here, you are a pickle person—and you’re in good company. We are, too. Pickles are salty, crunchy, and all things good, but beyond that, there’s a whole world of pickle-flavored goodies to try. To celebrate National Pickle Day (and for any day beyond that, to be honest), we’ve got a list of foods that any pickle fan will find dill-icious!
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By Sarah Blaskovich
The parent company for Taco Cabana announced that it has closed nine restaurants in Texas, with five of those in Dallas-Fort Worth.
In addition, parent company Fiesta Restaurant Group closed all the Pollo Tropicals in Atlanta and several others in Florida. Dallas-Fort Worth was not affected, because the remaining 13 Pollo Tropicals in North Texas closed in 2017.
The company says it’s completing a “strategic renewal plan” for Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical.
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A growing workforce and diverse population is driving a surge in the number and variety of restaurants in Richardson, experts say.
Beginning in 2015 and continuing through today retail vacancy rates have trended downward while rent per square foot has climbed, according to CoStar Realty Information data provided by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.
John Jacobs, executive vice president of the partnership, said the timing of that phenomenon can be traced in part to the arrival of corporate giants, such as State Farm and Raytheon, resulting in an intensified demand for restaurants and other amenities.
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By Renee Yan
Here are 10 local dining options as featured in previous issues of Community Impact Newspaper in 2018:
- Great Scott
- Il Calabrese Ristorante & Bar
- Loveria Caffe
- Winewood Grill
Read about these restaurants and Community Impact’s other top picks HERE.
Photo: Renee Yan
By Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
The number of people sick from an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness, called cyclosporiasis, linked to McDonald’s salads is now 507, federal health officials said Thursday.
All of the illnesses have been confirmed with lab tests. Twenty-four of those individuals have been hospitalized.
The illnesses began between May 20 and July 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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By Sam Blum
The CDC determined the cause of the burrito peddler’s latest food borne illness outbreak.
Chipotle’s latest food-borne illness outbreak was by and large the biggest in its history, with more than 600 people claiming they fell ill after dining at a lone outpost in Powell, Ohio earlier this month. The chain’s latest brush with food poisoning and its newest PR headache garnered headlines and alarm because the cause of the outbreak was initially a mystery.
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