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Gimme Vending Is Awarded First Invention Patent

TAGS: Gimme Vending, Gimme Vending patent, vending machine, vending machine data exchange, DEX vending, Cory Hewett ATLANTA -- Gimme Vending said it has been issued its first patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent for ...

Dickey’s Doubles Oregon Footprint

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is doubling its footprint in Oregon with a recently executed four-store development agreement. The Beaver State currently boasts four Dickey’s locations. Owner-operator Todd Saperstein owns two of those locations and plans to open one store per year for the next four years,...

Johnny Rockets Blasts into 21st Century with New Look

Brand evolution can be a slow and steady process, but for Johnny Rockets, the changes are fast and numerous. Gone are the retro design flourishes hearkening to the 1950s and post-World War II pop culture (think: “soda jerk” uniforms, jukeboxes, nailed-down booths, etc.).

CEO Charles Bruce,...

Fallout Over $15

Industry experts say new minimum wage hikes in California and New York will hurt restaurants, employees, and customers.

For restaurants in California and New York—and, ultimately, across the country—the recently approved $15 minimum wage bills represent a new reality for an industry that’s historically been dependent...

Peabody Mines Bankruptcy Could Affect Indiana Mines

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Peabody Energy

The bankruptcy filing of the nation’s biggest coal company will likely have repercussions in Indiana. St. Louis-based Peabody Energy will keep operating mines like Bear Run in Sullivan County for now, but the bankruptcy could...