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  • Smoothie King to expand into Middle East

    July 10, 2015 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Smoothie King is expanding into the Middle East, beginning with multiple locations in Dubai. The company announced Thursday that the expansion will happen through its partnership with Al Ghurair Retail, whose commercial reach spans more than 20 countries. Al Ghurair plans on opening 45 Smoothie King locations over... more »
  • Decor store chain founder, Kirkland, dies at 77

    April 11, 2015 4:30 PM

    UNION CITY, Tenn. - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to found the Discovery Park of America education center and tourist attraction in northwest Tennessee, has died at age 77. Kirkland's son,... more »
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    September 8, 2014 2:39 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members. For decades, Cathy's fast... more »
  • Drivers brave icy conditions to make deliveries

    January 28, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- While people in the area are staying in because of the weather they still have to eat, and one pizza chain is braving the winter weather to bring hot meals to many. Hungry Howie's has been swamped with callers wanting pizzas delivered to their homes. Drivers... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »
  • Starbucks, actor Dempsey compete for coffee chain

    January 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW YORK- The competition to buy a small coffee chain is getting steamy, with Starbucks and actor Patrick Dempsey among those vying to become its new owners. Starbucks Corp. confirmed that it is participating in a bankruptcy auction Thursday to buy Tully's Coffee, which has 47 company-owned locations in Washington... more »
  • Wreck victims on family's 1st Thanksgiving apart

    November 23, 2012 4:49 PM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive highway wreck in Texas say this was the family's first Thanksgiving apart. V.J. and Richard Leggio tell KHOU-TV that their parents - 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and 60-year-old Debbie Leggio of Pearland - were driving east on Interstate... more »
  • Piccadilly files for bankruptcy protection

    September 12, 2012 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge-based restaurant chain Piccadilly's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. According to The Advocate, Piccadilly Restaurants LLC said the filing was to head off "an aggressive legal maneuver" by its lender, Atalaya Capital Management. Piccadilly filed for protection in U. S.... more »

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