*Russia says McDonald's branches breached sanitary rules. MOSCOW, Aug 20- Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine.» Read More
RUSSIAN FOOD SAFETY WATCHDOG ROSPOTREBNADZOR SAYS FINDS "NUMEROUS" BREACHES OF SANITARY REGULATIONS AT FOUR MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS IN MOSCOW, ORDERS SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT THE FOUR RESTAURANTS.
But surging growth in China means it's a market operators can no longer ignore. Carnival Corp., the No. 1 cruise company, will become the first global cruise operator to have four ships based in China when it deploys its Costa Serena to Shanghai in April.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Hyatt Hotels will open its new flagship for its luxury brand hotel in New York City today.
The world's biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines. Other chains, such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, already sell branded packaged coffee at retailers.
CARLSTADT, N.J.— Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. There has been more talk of allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City recently.
With four casinos shutting down in Atlantic City by October, New Jersey is suddenly awash in plans for, well, more casinos. The NYT reports.
Aug 18- Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court, but its ability to find a buyer will improve once it closes and stops "bleeding money," its attorney said at a hearing on Monday. The hotel is scheduled to close after guests leave on Sept. 1, with gambling operations to cease at 5 p.m. the next day.
The Sultan of Brunei dismissed reports that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.
Aug 18- A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal online that he had made a bid for New York's Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House hotel.
CAMDEN, N.J.— The troubled Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City still hopes to auction off its property but needs to close to stop big losses, a lawyer for it said. Attorney John Cunningham said in bankruptcy court Monday that the casino is losing more than $1 million every week, The Press of Atlantic City reported.
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.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday. Revel Entertainment had asked New Jersey casino regulators for permission to close down on Aug. 18.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than originally planned, the company announced in an email Friday.
They include El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc, Zoe's Kitchen Inc, and Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc.. Shake Shack is present in many U.S. states including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and Massachusetts.
Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.
NEW YORK— A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
TORONTO, Aug 14- Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, which has offered only one coffee blend in its 50- year history, hopes to lure new coffee drinkers and fend off rivals such as Starbucks Corp and McDonald's Corp with the launch throughout North America of its new dark roast blend.
Aug 13- Shares of Noodles& Co plunged as much as 21 percent in extended trading after the fast-casual restaurant chain slashed its full-year sales forecast as fewer diners visit its outlets.
Aug 13- Fast-casual restaurant chain Noodles& Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt partly by a fall in same-store sales. The company said profit rose to $3.5 million, or 11 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 1, from $68,000 a year earlier.
NEW YORK— Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago at most restaurants. The French fries, called "Satisfries," were a big bet for Burger King when they were announced in September. But they weren't as well received as Burger King had hoped.