Articles in the Featured Stories Category

Investing In Tech For Hospitality And Food, Almanac Investments Raises $30 Million!
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Posted in Destination Dining, Featured Stories, MXO Business Report, Travel on 8 February 2018
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Yahoo.com By Jonathon Schieber, TechCrunch Posted  February 8th 2018   DAVID BARBER OWNER BLUE HILL RESTAURANT, FARM AND HOSPITALITY CONSULTING David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel investor in startup companies. [...]

Wine Industry Grows Like A Vine In Ohio; Economic Impact Now Estimated At $1.3 Billion!
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Posted in Featured Stories, MXO Business Report, Northeast Ohio on 7 December 2017
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BeaconJournal.com By Rick Armon Posted December 7th 2017   Standing in the small vineyard at Maize Valley Winery, Bill Bakan pulls aside some leaves and reveals a cluster of grapes. In the next few days, those Frontenac grapes would be harvested by hand and smashed into juice, eventually turning into wine — and money. “The [...]

Alt-Right White Supremacists Claim Papa John’s As Official Pizza!
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Posted in Featured Stories, Lifestyle, MXO Business Report on 29 November 2017
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Yahoo.com By Christina Maza, Newsweek Posted November 29th 2017   Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have always been distasteful, but now it turns out their taste in pizza is terrible, too. The white supremacist website the Daily Stormer announced  that Papa John’s pizza is the official pie of the alt-right, posting a picture of a pizza [...]

Sorry Budweiser, But This New Craft Beer Bar Concept Is Sweeping Across The Country!
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Posted in Featured Stories, MXO Business Report on 14 September 2017
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TheStreet.com By Lindsay Rittenhouse Posted September 14th 2017   DAN WHITE CEO GROWLER USA A new craft beer pub concept is gaining a major foothold across the nation just as the craft beer industry is expected to see another year of double-digit growth. Privately held craft beer pub chain operator Growler USA, based in Denver, [...]

Here’s What It Costs To Open A McDonald’s Restaurant!
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Posted in Featured Stories, Lifestyle, MXO Business Report on 6 July 2017
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BusinessInsider.com By Hayley Peterson Posted July 6th 2017   Owning a McDonald’s franchise can be a lucrative business, but it requires a lot of cash. The average McDonald’s restaurant generates $2.5 million in sales annually, making it the fourth-highest-grossing chain in the US by sales per unit, according to QSR magazine. But to open a [...]

NBA Hall Of Famer, Isiah Thomas Launches Champagne Collection!
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Posted in Featured Stories, Lifestyle, Sports on 2 June 2017
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FinancialJuneteenth.com By Dr Sinclair N Grey III Posted June 2nd 2017   Do you remember Isiah Thomas, the NBA Hall of Fame Basketball player? He was a member of the Detroit Pistons Basketball Team that was known as the ‘Baby Boys.’ Not only was Thomas an outstanding basketball player, he also participated in basketball management [...]

Texas Roadhouse To Pay $12 Million To Settle Age Bias Lawsuit!
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Posted in Featured Stories, Lifestyle, MXO Business Report on 26 April 2017
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DiversityInc.com Posted April 26th 2017   According to the suit, Texas Roadhouse violated federal laws by making it “standard operating procedure” to reject older applicants for “front-of-the-house” jobs. Texas Roadhouse Inc agreed to pay $12 million to settle U.S. claims that the steakhouse chain refused to hire people age 40 and over to work as [...]

Ohio Televangelist Ernest Angley Ordered To Pay $388K For Using Coerced Church Labor for Restaurant Business!
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Posted in Breaking News, Featured Stories, MXO Business Report on 13 April 2017
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BlackChristianNews.com By Leonardo Blair Posted April 13th 2017   Televangelist Ernest Angley and the Cathedral Buffet business he owns in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, were ordered  to pay more than $388,000 in damages and back wages to a group of employees the U.S. Department of Labor found were members of his church coerced into working as unpaid [...]

The Restaurant Recession Has Arrived!
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Posted in Featured Stories, MXO Business Report on 9 February 2017
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MarketWatch.com By Tonya Garcia Posted February 9th 2017   When customers get squeezed, restaurants feel it. Restaurant companies should brace for a challenging period as consumers grapple with the rising costs of rent, prescriptions and car loans and take advantage of cheaper groceries to eat at home more. That’s the verdict of Moody’s Investors Service, [...]

7 Rude Things You Should Not Do At A Restaurant!
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Posted in Featured Stories, Lifestyle on 14 November 2016
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CheatSheet.com By Julie Perano Posted November 14th 2016   While it may seem we live in a world where basic manners have gone by the wayside, take comfort in knowing that not everyone has totally forgotten about proper etiquette while dining out. The days of Mad Men might be long gone, but social standards are [...]