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  • Police investigating dinner time brawl at area restaurant

    September 22, 2017 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a brawl at an area restaurant that sent at least one person to the hospital, WBRZ learned. The fight happened around dinner time Thursday at Golden Corral. Police said they are reviewing surveillance video. Police would not release the video since it... more »
  • Restaurant closes after word of owner's donation to ex-KKK leader's campaign

    September 1, 2017 11:15 AM

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A Chinese restaurant open in Santa Cruz for almost four decades has closed its doors after a boycott and online backlash against the owner's 2016 campaign donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports ( http://bit.ly/2eGM5gy ) that... more »
  • Restaurant manager shot while protecting his mother

    July 31, 2017 10:06 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A restaurant manager in Louisiana was shot in the chest while trying to protect his mother from robbers. Shreveport police say Juan Zuniga was shot Saturday night and remained hospitalized Monday after being shot in the chest. The attack happened outside El Compadre restaurant, which the... more »
  • Tsunami Sushi restaurant locations to stop using straws

    July 11, 2017 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tsunami Sushi restaurant locations have a new no straw policy, the restaurant chain announced on Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the restaurant explained that straws are one of the top marine debris items found on beaches and play a role in killing marine life. ... more »
  • Man charged in shooting of 2 at Mississippi Waffle House

    June 14, 2017 1:28 PM

    UPELO, Miss. - A man has been charged in connection with the shooting of two people in a Waffle House parking lot in Mississippi. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 24-year-old Nicholas Pack, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault Tuesday in connection with Sunday's shooting. One... more »
  • Man arrested after terrorizing Twin Peaks

    May 7, 2017 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after he repeatedly yelled at patrons and employees at the Siegen Lane Twin Peaks Restaurant Saturday morning. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office, 57-year-old James Dantoni threatened to "blow up the restaurant," according to arrest records. EBRSO say Dantoni was... more »
  • Residents want shuttered Jack in the Box gone Play Video

    May 2, 2017 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A closed Jack in the Box at the corner of Coursey Blvd. and Stumberg Lane have some people upset over the big mess that's been sitting vacant for years. The grass is overgrown, the building's boarded up and the doors are locked. That building has that... more »
  • FDA postpones rules for calorie labels on menus

    May 1, 2017 9:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Customers looking for calorie labels on restaurant menus and grocery store displays will have to wait another year. The Food and Drug Administration has decided to delay calorie labeling rules set to go into effect this week. The law was originally passed as part of the health care... more »
  • Not lovin' it: Internet mocks new McDonald's uniforms

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes. Among the comparisons being made on social media to an image of the new uniforms: characters from Star Wars and The Hunger... more »
  • Paula Deen plans new seafood restaurant in Savannah area

    April 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paula Deen is opening a new seafood restaurant on the same waterfront property outside Savannah where an eatery she co-owned with her brother closed three years ago. Local media outlets report the celebrity cook plans to open Paula Deen's Creek House in June on Whitemarsh Island. A... more »
  • 46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

    March 26, 2017 6:53 PM

    NEW YORK - Forty-six dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport to find new homes. The animals landed late Saturday and were headed for shelters in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the... more »
  • Fire fighter injured in restaurant fire recovering Play Video

    March 13, 2017 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A St. George firefighter is recovering after being injured while battling a restaurant fire. The Cast Iron Kitchen on Jones Creek caught fire on Sunday night and caused the roof to collapse on the firefighter who was inside. "We certainly focus on rescuing your colleague, rescuing your... more »
  • Firefighter injured in partial roof collapse released from hospital Play Video

    March 12, 2017 8:03 PM

    UPDATE: Officials say the firefighter who suffered minor injuries at the Cast Iron Kitchen fire Sunday was treated and released. Original story below: BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire at the Cast Iron Kitchen on Jones Creek Road Sunday afternoon. The St. George... more »
  • Is pizza joint Papa Murphy's burned to a crisp?

    February 15, 2017 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It appears Papa Murphy's pizza locations in the region have abruptly closed. The restaurant is a “take-and-bake” eatery – customers order pizzas at the store and take them home to bake and eat. Locations in Zachary and two in Baton Rouge at Towne Center and Old... more »
  • Sheriff's report states judge did not use racial slur at bar Play Video

    February 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Judge Mike Erwin released a statement Tuesday addressing accusations that he uttered a racial slur during an altercation at an eatery. Judge Erwin was banned from Sammy's Bar and Grill after Kaneitra Johnson alleged that Erwin called her "n****r" multiple times during a fight over a... more »
  • Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

    January 15, 2017 12:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch reports that a Tupelo resident who may have received contaminated food contacted Police Chief John Lewis. The state Health Department and Jack's Family Restaurants of Homewood, Alabama, say... more »
  • Brew-Bacher's employee arrested for planning robbery

    December 30, 2016 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department has made a second arrest following an attempted armed robbery on Tuesday at Brew-Bacher's restaurant. Police charged 21-year-old Camron Long, an employee of the restaurant, for attempted armed robbery after admitting to planning out the crime. Police previously arrested 22-year-old... more »
  • Man wanted for stealing power tools from bed of truck parked at restaurant

    December 28, 2016 10:43 AM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who stole several tools from the bed of a truck parked at a restaurant. The incident occurred on Nov. 12 around 7:40 a.m. when a man was seen rummaging through tool boxes in... more »
  • Suburban Chicago man sues over McDonald's 'value meal' price

    December 21, 2016 10:01 AM

    CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago man is suing McDonald's restaurants in two Illinois counties, arguing cheeseburger "Extra Value Meals" are actually more expensive than when the items are purchased separately. James Gertie of Des Plaines tells The Daily Herald that bundling two cheeseburgers, medium french fries and a drink at... more »
  • New Sonic coming to downtown Baton Rouge; neighbors are not happy Play Video

    December 14, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A local franchise will open a small drive-thru Sonic restaurant just three blocks from McDonald's at 10th Street and Government. The site is currently a green space that seems like a perfect location except to the people who will live next to it. "This corner is one... more »
  • Pizza restaurant reopens after fake news assault

    December 6, 2016 8:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - A pizza restaurant in Washington has reopened two days after a man stormed in with a rifle in what police say was an attempt to investigate a fake news story. WTTG-TV reports owner James Alefantis spoke to reporters outside Comet Ping Pong on Tuesday evening, saying he's "overwhelmed... more »
  • Edgar 'Dooky' Chase, of legendary N.O. restaurant family, dies at 88

    November 23, 2016 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr. husband of Leah Chase who together built their famous New Orleans restaurant, has died. Chase was 88 years old. WWLTV reports that Mr's Chase's daughter, Stella Reese, said her father passed away Tuesday afternoon. Chase was the second child of Edgar... more »
  • Chipotle restaurant to open in Tanger Outlets

    November 18, 2016 12:11 PM

    GONZALES – Chipotle Mexican Grill will open a new location at the Tanger Outlets in Gonzales. The restaurant will open on Monday, Nov. 28 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. On opening day, the Tanger Outlets will donate 50 percent of all fund raiser sales to APAWS, a no-kill... more »
  • Restaurant manager robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday

    August 10, 2016 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say no one was injured after an armed man robbed a Baton Rouge restaurant early Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at the J. Alexander's near the Mall of Louisiana. According to Baton Rouge Police, a female manager was leaving for... more »
  • Chipotle says it plans to open burger restaurant

    July 28, 2016 12:23 PM

    NEW YORK - Chipotle is branching out from burritos and plans to open its first burger restaurant. A spokesman for Chipotle, Chris Arnold, says in an email the company's first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. He did not immediately provide other details.... more »
  • Restaurants plan to donate to families of slain officers, first responders Play Video

    July 19, 2016 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community along with area restaurants have been finding ways to give back to the families of the slain officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. Thousands of dollars have already been collected to help, and more restaurants are contributing to the effort. On... more »
  • Pei Wei restaurant closes in BR; to close all locations in state

    June 28, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Pei Wei Asian Diner, a sister restaurant of P.F. Chang's, is closing all three of its locations in Louisiana. The restaurant has locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Metairie. The Baton Rouge location in Acadian Village Shopping Center on Perkins Road and the New Orleans location... more »
  • Boutte restaurant destroyed after on fire for hours

    May 31, 2016 11:43 AM

    BOUTTE – The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fire that destroyed a restaurant in Boutte, LA. Crews from four fire departments were on the scene late Monday night trying to tame the fire, according to Captain Pat Yoes of the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office. The restaurant was... more »
  • And Drew Brees' favorite New Orleans restaurant is...

    May 17, 2016 4:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Star Saints quarterback Drew Brees confirmed his favorite eatery in the Big Easy during a TMZ interview Monday afternoon. It’s a tough pick in one of the best cuisine cities in the country, but Brees says Ye Olde College Inn on Carrollton has won his heart.... more »
  • No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

    April 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    MANSFIELD, Texas - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time spent drafting a... more »
  • Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

    April 16, 2016 3:29 PM

    GUN BARREL CITY, Texas - A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress - a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City,... more »
  • Dearman's lease terminated, owner not sure what's next Play Video

    March 9, 2016 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At this time, a neighborhood family restaurant will not reopen to serve burgers and sodas at its current location, following a devastating fire last week. Shopping center manager Mitch Richardson tells WBRZ Dearman's lease has been terminated. Richardson says according to the lease agreement, the landlord... more »
  • Early morning fire breaks out at Dearman's Soda Shop Play Video

    March 1, 2016 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire crews responded to a fire at Dearman's restaurant on Jefferson Highway early Tuesday morning. According to BRFD spokesman Curt Monte, the fire broke out in a back storage room of the restaurant around 2 a.m. Saint George and Baton Rouge fire crews both responded to the scene.... more »
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe picks downtown Baton Rouge for new location

    February 11, 2016 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A new breakfast restaurant is coming to downtown Baton Rouge. Another Broken Egg Cafe will be opening a new location in the new IBM building at the corner of Lafayette and North Street. It's is expected to open this summer. The Double R Restaurant Group announced... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Stab's Pecan Pie Moonshine dessert topping Play Video

    January 27, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning Stab's Steak and Seafood stopped by the 2une In kitchen to prepare another dish as our chef of the month. This week they brought something a little different...a dessert! Below you can find the recipe for Stab's Pecan pie moonshine dessert topping with candied pecans... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Bayou Bistro's Grand Isle Seafood Cakes Play Video

    December 30, 2015 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bayou Bistro's Chef Chucky Lejeune was back in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday for his last segment as our December chef of the month. Chef Chucky brought along Bayou Bistro's catering manager Judy Wallis to talk about some of the different options the restaurant offers. For... more »
  • Restaurants donating oyster shells to protect the coast

    November 27, 2015 2:04 PM

    BURAS - Restaurant workers and oil company employees have been hard at work collecting discarded oyster shells in preparation for them to be returned to the ocean to create spawning areas for oysters. Volunteers from Shell Oil and New Orleans restaurant group Dickie Brennan & Co. earlier this month shoveled... more »
  • Tiger fan talks about being kicked out of restaurant for being a Tiger fan Play Video

    October 23, 2015 12:08 AM

    DESTIN – A restaurant here is trying to make a bad situation better by sponsoring a party where proceeds benefit a scholarship after one customer and LSU fan's story about service at the eatery went viral Thursday. "We were greeted by the manager, and the first thing he said... more »
  • LSU receives $1M donation from estate of restaurant owner

    October 16, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has received a $1 million donation from the estate of Thomas J. "T.J." Moran, a longtime Baton Rouge restaurant operator. The funds will go to four programs at LSU. Members of Moran's family visited campus Thursday to present $250,000 donations to the university's Paul M. Hebert... more »
  • 1 arrested after firing shots outside Gonzales restaurant

    August 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of firing shots during a fight outside of a Gonzales restaurant Sunday night. Gonzales PD said they responded to reports of shots fired at Quaker Steak and Lube, located a 2706 South Cabela's Parkway, just after 9 p.m. Once... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tour Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Food Tour is a perfect way to explore restaurants and other attractions in the area. It gives groups the perfect taste of southern Louisiana cuisine and culture. This morning the tour's founder, Kim Harper stopped by 2une In to tell us more about... more »
  • Federal judge throws out death sentence in double murder

    July 28, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal judge has overturned Todd Wessinger's death sentence in the shooting deaths two decades ago of restaurant co-workers 27-year-old Stephanie Guzzardo and 46-year-old David Breakwell. U.S. District Judge James Brady ordered a new penalty phase hearing be held for Wessinger who has been on death row... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Capital City Grill's Mahi Corn Maque Choux Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital City Grill's Y'zell Williamson was back in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday. On this week's Chef of the Month segment Williamson cooked up some Mahi Corn Maque Choux. It's one of the most popular items on the restaurant's menu. Check out the video for some... more »
  • Tabasco headquarters getting new visitor center, restaurant

    July 21, 2015 6:17 AM

    AVERY ISLAND- McIlhenny Company, the maker of Tabasco Sauce, is expanding and renovating the visitor center at its Avery Island headquarters. The company will soon be opening a restaurant serving authentic Cajun food, as well as offering an expanded tour highlighting the process of making, bottling and distributing the spicy... more »
  • Pat's Cajun Seafood & Steak: Crawfish ettouffee Play Video

    July 10, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A relatively new eatery on Jefferson Highway aims to please its patrons with fresh cajun cuisine guaranteed to leave a smile on the faces of friends and families. Another key rallying point behind the Pat's Cajun Seafood & Steaks mantra revolves around leaving its patrons contended with... more »
  • Taste of Ascension Play Video

    July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

    ASCENSION- The first ever "Taste of Ascension" celebration is coming up in just a few days. The culinary event, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, gives locals and visitors the opportunity to sample delicious meals from restaurants around the parish. Taste of Ascension will highlight some of the... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Women who recieved racist receipt ask for apology

    May 22, 2015 6:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The women who received a racial slur on their dinner receipt asked Friday for a public apology. The women were at Huck Finn's in the New Orleans French Quarter on Thursday afternoon. They sent one of the plates back and said they received the bill with... more »
  • Drew Brees, wife Brittany become Walk-On's co-owners

    May 20, 2015 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany announced a new addition to their family Wednesday - a restaurant chain. Brees and his wife became co-owners of Walk-On's Enterprises on Monday. The company, whose founders have their roots in LSU , created the Walk-On's sports bar... more »
  • Smashburger to vie for fast-casual burger niche Play Video

    May 12, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new place to get your hamburger fix in Baton Rouge starting tomorrow as Robert from Smashburger brought the news to our 4 p.m. broadcast on Tuesday. Smashburger is a Denver-based chain that takes up the made-to-order, "fast-casual" burger banner that has become so popular... more »
  • Owner of 1 French Quarter institution taking on another

    March 31, 2015 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of one French Quarter institution is buying another. Ralph Brennan - proprietor of Brennan's on Royal Street - is buying the Napoleon House, operated by the Impastato family since 1914. The plan for the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group to buy the historic bar and restaurant... more »
  • Fast-food curb in South LA did not cut obesity rates

    March 19, 2015 1:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A new study says a Los Angeles law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city did not curb obesity or improve diets. The zoning ordinance passed in 2008 limited the opening or expansion of fast-food... more »
  • On the house, plus

    March 3, 2015 7:41 PM

    MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A man celebrating with breakfast at a restaurant got a 7-cent refund on his bill since the policy is to give customers a percentage off their bill if its their birthday. Joseph Nelson turned 101 and told a reporter he never thought he would live this... more »
  • Restaurateur Tim Hood dies Monday

    February 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson announced Monday that Baton Rouge restaurateur Tim Hood, owner of The Chimes and Parrain's, passed away after a battle with cancer. The announcement was posted to the The Chimes' Facebook page , saying he would be missed terribly. "His refusal to be overwhelmed... more »
  • Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died

    January 26, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Christina Bannister died Monday. She had an aneurysm a few weeks ago and had been on a ventilator for two weeks until family members made a decision to remove it Sunday. Bannister owned Christina's at the... more »
  • Biscuits and bank robbery don't mix

    January 15, 2015 8:06 PM

    NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A man who had just robbed a bank made his getaway on foot and then stopped at a diner two-blocks away for chicken and biscuits in western Pennsylvania. It was his undoing. Shane Lindsey was identified by witnesses who told police they saw him run in... more »
  • Downtown development brings parking concerns Play Video

    January 6, 2015 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the landscape of downtown Baton Rouge changing with more living space, restaurants and bars, downtown developers plan to address parking concerns before it becomes a major problem. Construction on the first tower of the IBM building is set to open in May with the residential... more »
  • Livingston Parish has an $11 million flood plan Play Video

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - There's an $11 million plan to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels. In the next year and a half, the parish plans to tackle about 90 low-lying properties. Most of them will be elevated to comply... 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 »
  • Fire torches Highland restaurant Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
  • Vehicle hits restaurant, breaks gas line

    January 21, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities. It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »

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