| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Foodies, don't fret. The 2nd St. Tavern at 194 Main St. in Emmaus has brought its own delicious dishes to the space formerly occupied by Lee Gribben's on Main.
"We're offering contemporary cuisine, as well as twists on old favorites," general manager...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:10 AM
More than nine of 10 fast food workers in the Chicago area say they have experienced at least one form of "wage theft," which includes having to work off the clock or being denied breaks during long shifts, according to findings from a poll released on...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:22 PM
McDonald’s said 2013 was a “difficult year,” with a decline in foot traffic pushing global sales at restaurants open at least a year down 0.1% in the fourth quarter.
The Oak Brook, Ill., fast food giant said so-called same store...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's nothing opera buffs like better than a climactic death scene. But the one that San Diego Opera scripted for itself has gone over so badly that its leaders are now trying to write a new ending.
Last month's sudden announcement that the opera...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:05 AM
McDonald’s is facing several lawsuits filed this week by fast food workers who accuse the burger giant of systematically stealing their wages and committing other labor violations.
The suits, filed Wednesday and Thursday, are seeking class-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Jan 16, 2014
Letters to the editor from Tinley Park, Bolingbrook and Lockport.
Nature in charge
When the snow fell and there was hardly a car on the road to challenge it, you knew that nature has the upper hand. It actually felt good for a couple of days to simply...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:40 AM
McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that lower traffic led to weaker-than-expected quarterly sales at its established restaurants and warned that its sales would fall short again this month.
The Oak Brook-based company said it had fewer customer visits due...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Pittsburgh police arrested a McDonald's employee, accusing her of selling heroin through a Happy Meal boxes at drive-thru windows.
Those interested in buying used the code: "I'd like to order a toy," police said.
Police arrested Shantia Dennis, 26,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Heroin in a McDonald's Happy Meal? At one of the fast-food chain's franchise locations in Pittsburgh, it seems that all you had to say was, "I'd like to order a toy."
Shantia Dennis, a 26-year-old McDonald's employee from East Pittsburgh, was arrested...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, Dumb Starbucks.
The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers and CDs,...