Au Bon Pain Lightens Up with Late Spring, Seasonal LTOs

As the weather warms up, Au Bon Pain announced seasonal flavors and even more healthful menu choices for its guests with the release of its Late Spring Limited Time Only Menu, available April 26 to June 20. The updated menu incorporates some of the season’s...

Space Savers: Wow Bao Finds Stride in Nontraditional Units

Three hundred square feet might not sound like much—perhaps enough space for equipment storage or a large walk-in refrigerator. For Chicago-based concept Wow Bao, 300 or 350 square feet is the sweet spot.

The brand has been building its footprint largely through nontraditional spaces like airports,...

Report Links Parents’ Jailtime To Health Problems For Kids




Indiana has the second-highest rate in the nation of children who have an incarcerated parent. And a new study shows this can have long lasting effects on a child’s wellness.

According to the National Survey of Children’s Health,...

Election Preview: U.S. House Districts One & Two

Indiana Congressional Districts

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Indiana Congressional Districts

This week we’ll be previewing races for the May 3 Indiana primary election.

U.S. House of Representatives: District 1 (D)

U.S. Rep. Peter Visloscky is running against fellow Democrat Willie Brown in...

Complaint At Indiana Menards Leads To Company-wide Changes


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An employee rights complaint by a former Valparaiso Menards clerk led this week to a labor victory for all 45,000 of the home improvement chain’s workers across the Midwest.

The issue was over mandatory...

Mediterranean Concept Joins Food Hall R. House in Baltimore

Inspired by the street food vendors of the Middle East, Farid Salloum, the chef and owner of Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen in South Baltimore, is opening a new concept in R. House this fall. ARBA’s authenticity is derived from its fusion of Old World and new-age...

The Flame Broiler Adds Organic Tofu to Menu

The Flame Broiler The Rice Bowl King is a nationally recognized dining concept known for serving simple, healthy, and delicious rice bowls while on the go. Just this month, the brand added extra firm, organic charbroiled tofu to the core menu of its more than...

Chipotle’s Asian Concept ShopHouse Opens New LA Unit

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Southeast Asian restaurant created by Chipotle Mexican Grill, opened its newest restaurant in Los Angeles’ bustling Beverly Grove neighborhood on April 28.

“ShopHouse brings the authentic and fresh flavors of Southeast Asia in a quick and convenient format to our customers,...