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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By IrishCentral Staff/@IrishCentral
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, opened its doors August 3 in Halethorp, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.
It’s the first Guinness brewery in the US in 60 years!
The “mid-sized brewery” and “innovation microbrewery” will focus on brewing beers specifically targeted for the U.S. market, like Guinness Blonde and Guinness IPA which have been launched in recent years. They’ll be serving 16 beers on tap, including favorites from Dublin and brand new beers brewed on premises.
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By Kevin Flower and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
Federal health officials reported Thursday an additional 109 cases of cyclospora infection in an ongoing outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads that began in May.
The total number of laboratory-confirmed illnesses from this outbreak is now 395, according to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration. At least 16 of the sick individuals have been hospitalized.
The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness in people who consumed contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week or more after consuming the parasite.
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By Jonathan Raymond
(RNN) – Believe it or not, MacCoin is not a cryptocurrency.
The Big Mac turns 50 this year, and McDonald’s is celebrating by creating what it calls a “global currency” that will come with, and then later redeem, Big Mac burgers.
McDonald’s is minting more than 6.2 million of the coins across 50 countries. There will be five different designs, in seven different languages, for the five decades of the Big Mac.
Beginning Aug. 2 and running through the end of the year, customers can get a MacCoin with a Big Mac, and starting the next day they will be able to use the coin for another, free Big Mac.
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By Hayley Peterson
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- Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio, on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there.
- More than 170 people said they fell ill after eating at the restaurant, according to reports made to the website iwaspoisoned.com.
- The local health department said that it received illness reports from seven customers on Sunday and Monday and that it sent officials to the Chipotle restaurant on Monday for an inspection only to find the restaurant closed.
- Chipotle had two to five staff members call off work while citing illness on Sunday and Monday, the company told health officials.
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