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  • NEW YORK— Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the "discoverer-in-chief," meaning he's in charge of ensuring the bakery chain's image doesn't grow stale. The company's recent efforts include ridding its menu of ingredients with long, chemical-sounding names people might find unappetizing. Shaich recently spoke with The Associated Press...

  • The Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s Caesars Palace hotel stands in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    A U.S. judge refused to extend a shield for Caesars Entertainment from bondholder lawsuits seeking some $11 billion in claims.

  • MAYFIELD, Ky.— At least two people have reported finding worms in food from McDonald's restaurants in Mayfield and Draffenville. Mayfield resident Madison Stephens tells WPSD-TV that she visited the local McDonald's on Sunday and purchased food for her and her 1- year-old son. At the McDonald's in Draffenville, about 25 miles away from Mayfield, Lacey Jo Lovett...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials say Affinity Gaming, the Las Vegas- based owner of 11 casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa, has been sold for $580 million to a New York private equity firm. Affinity owns the Silver Sevens hotel-casino in Las Vegas, three hotel-casinos in the Nevada- California state line town of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks.

  • BANGOR, Maine— The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction. The slice of roadside Americana will no longer be served up in Bangor after Sept. 6.

  • This guy gets paid by brands like SoBe and Marriott to travel the world

    Former marketing director now gets paid to travel the world.

  • NEW YORK— Five former employees of the burger chain founded by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are suing the company over what they call "rampant" violations of labor laws. The ex-employees who filed the class-action suit in New York federal court Thursday previously worked at a Wahlburgers location in Brooklyn. The lawsuit claims employees at one...

  • Great Eagle

    Great Eagle MD Lo Ka Shui says Hong Kong's commercial property sector have done well but the retail property segment is facing several headwinds.

  • Macau Gaming

    After China's anti-corruption drive, we can expect regulations to favor the mass market gaming segment, says Union Gaming Group MD Grant Govertsen.

  • HONOLULU— Hawaii authorities are urging diners to be aware of the risks of eating raw and undercooked food after they traced a hepatitis A outbreak to frozen scallops served raw at a sushi restaurant chain. State Department of Health Sanitation Branch Chief Peter Oshiro said Tuesday he and others in Hawaii like to eat food raw. The department on Monday ordered...

  • Wynn PKG

    Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn talks to CNBC about Wynn Palace and increased competition amid a slowing gaming sector.

  • 20 US hotels face data breach

    Malware may have retrieved customer credit card information from Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental hotels.

  • Aug 15- Domino's Pizza Inc will begin selling salads nationwide on Monday through a partnership with Ready Pac Foods to broaden the appeal of its menu amid intense competition from other restaurants and retailers, including grocery stores. Domino's will sell each of the three salads it offers for $5.99, when paired with other items from its mix and match menu.

  • The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

    A data breach at 20 U.S. hotels operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of purchases.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A data breach at 20 U.S. hotels operated by HEI Hotels& Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of food, drink and other transactions, HEI said on Sunday. About 8,000 transactions occurred during the affected period at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara hotel in California,...

  • Aug 11- Shares of Ruby Tuesday Inc plunged as much as 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the restaurant chain operator posted its fourth straight quarterly loss and said it would close about 95 restaurants. The casual dining chain, which sold its Lime Fresh Mexican Grill brand in June, said the stores will cease operations by September and it...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 11- Panera Bread Co is launching a "clean" kids menu, the restaurant chain said on Thursday, and it challenged rivals like McDonald's Corp to stop luring children with junk food and toys that often have more taste and flash than nutritional value. Starting Sept. 7, its kids menu that includes soups, salads, pasta and sandwiches will be free of...

  • A man smokes a cigar during a cigar tasting event in Managua, Nicaraga.

    Once the dark and smoky preserves of rich and powerful men clubs have been opening themselves to new locations and more diverse members.

  • HomeAway

    HomeAway's Jeff Hurst talks to CNBC about how the firm is building awareness and introducing people in Asia to the concept of vacation homes.

  • Shake Shack restaurants, particularly in Manhattan, often have long lines. Shake Shack Inc had second-quarter net income of $3.3 million, or 14 cents per share, up from net income of $1.1 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were also 14 cents per share, topping analysts' average estimate by a penny, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.