RESTAURANTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESTAURANTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Tear down the Zion Curtains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58446059-82/zion-restaurants-utah-valentine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58446059-82/zion-restaurants-utah-valentine.html.csp">Letter: Tear down the Zion Curtains</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T19:50:30.396-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State Sen. Valentine recently admitted that he “made a mistake” regarding Utah’s notorious “Zion Curtain” law by applying the restriction only to new restaurants rather than all, causing confusion in the marketplace among consumers. He expressed hope that lawmakers would address the law in a future legislative session. Though we may disagree with Sen. Valentine on the spirit of his comments, we completely agree on the letter of his comments – that he made a mistake – by not repealing the onero...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446059@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:50:30 MDT Letter: How about a free-market approach to Zion curtain? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433901-82/decide-zion-curtain-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433901-82/decide-zion-curtain-choice.html.csp">Letter: How about a free-market approach to Zion curtain?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:23:17.092-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine now wishes he would have pushed for a law that all restaurants have a “Zion curtain.” Sen. Valentine claims it is important to consider a balance between the societal effects of alcohol and our ability to be hospitable. However, hospitality has more to do with being welcoming and offering choices. Being hospitable is about being polite and allowing people to choose what is right for them. The idea of the Zion curtain is to curtail children from seeing a drink being made. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433901@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:17 MDT Lawmaker: All Utah restaurants should have a ‘Zion Curtain’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58424611-78/utah-restaurants-alcohol-valentine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58424611-78/utah-restaurants-alcohol-valentine.html.csp">Lawmaker: All Utah restaurants should have a ‘Zion Curtain’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T22:52:54.28-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, leaves the Legislature to head the Utah State Tax Commission, he expressed one alcohol policy regret: not making all Utah restaurants have a Zion Curtain. “I made a mistake,” Valentine, the major force over the past decade in shaping Utah liquor laws, said Thursday. During the 2009 liquor law debates, “I should have bitten the bullet and given existing restaurants a certain amount of time to comply with the law.” Instead, he allowed existing restaurants to go wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:52:54 MDT Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369103-79/franchisees-companies-mcdonald-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58369103-79/franchisees-companies-mcdonald-california.html.csp">Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T13:45:02.996-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Behind those Big Macs and Whoppers is a hidden drama over corporate control. The fast-food industry is underpinned by an often tense relationship between companies like McDonald’s and Burger King and the franchisees who run their restaurants. Few customers think about this when scarfing down burgers. Around the country, union organizers are pushing to make McDonald’s take responsibility for how workers are treated at its franchised restaurants. And in California, a bill could soon giv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583691032014-09-03T13:45:02.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T13:45:02.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369103@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:45:02 MDT Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334911-79/burger-king-company-tim.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58334911-79/burger-king-company-tim.html.csp">Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T15:01:29.145-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 03:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the world’s third-largest fast-food restaurant company. The news pushed shares of both companies up more than 20 percent. But customers were already voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583349112014-08-25T15:01:29.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T15:01:29.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58334911@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:01:29 MDT Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294190-223/nguyen-lake-salt-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58294190-223/nguyen-lake-salt-business.html.csp">Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:30:18.881-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like a keen sailor on the changing sea, Mai Nguyen knows the ebb and flow of the restaurant business. Over the past two decades, she and her family have owned several Utah eateries, seeking new concepts to entice diners, but unafraid to change direction if a business no longer proves profitable. “We fail many, many times,” Nguyen said of her family that now operates four Salt Lake Valley restaurants. “It’s part of success for me.” It is that fearless, internal strength that recently earned Nguye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294190@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:30:18 MDT Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp">Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official in the Sverdlovsk regional office of the agency, told RIA Novosti and Interfax that unplanned checks were being carried out in a number of restaurants after residents voiced safety concerns. The inspections come one day af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219482014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321948@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:01 MDT Report shows Utah Dickey’s had problem with food labels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313061-78/dickey-health-tea-critical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313061-78/dickey-health-tea-critical.html.csp">Report shows Utah Dickey’s had problem with food labels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:22:10.687-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">During a routine inspection Jan. 21, the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan — where a woman last week was seriously injured by drinking chemical-laced tea — was cited for seven health code violations, including one “non-critical” issue that involved a food container that was not properly labeled. “Food containers are not labeled with the common name of the food,” reads the 7-month-old inspection report on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The record did not list what ingredien...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313061@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:22:10 MDT McDonald’s confronts its junk food image http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308925-79/mcdonald-menu-company-chain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58308925-79/mcdonald-menu-company-chain.html.csp">McDonald’s confronts its junk food image</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T11:39:07.82-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was served with gnocchi fashioned out of McDonald’s french fries and a fruit sauce from its smoothie mix. For dessert, its biscuit mix was used to make a pumpkin spice “biznut,” a biscuit-doughnut hybri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089252014-08-18T11:39:07.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T11:39:07.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:39:07 MDT Burger King nixes lower-calorie ‘Satisfries’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293923-79/fries-burger-king-french.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293923-79/fries-burger-king-french.html.csp">Burger King nixes lower-calorie ‘Satisfries’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T16:08:02.117-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago at most restaurants. The Miami-based chain said in a statement that it gave its North American franchisees the option to continue selling the french fries earlier this week. Only about 2,500 of the approximately 7,500 locations opted to continue selling them as a permanent item. The others have started phasing them out. The French fries, called “Satisfries,” were a big bet for Burger King w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582939232014-08-13T16:08:02.117-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T16:08:02.117-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293923@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:08:02 MDT PF Chang’s names 33 restaurants in data breach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58258725-79/chang-data-restaurants-locations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58258725-79/chang-data-restaurants-locations.html.csp">PF Chang’s names 33 restaurants in data breach</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T08:19:01.984-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 08:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scottsdale, Ariz. • P.F. Chang’s is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants in the U.S. P.F. Chang’s confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen, but didn’t specify the locations at that time. On Monday the company provided a list of locations. These include P.F. Chang’s restaurants in Baltimore; S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582587252014-08-04T08:19:01.984-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T08:19:01.984-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258725@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:19:01 MDT