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  • Area restaurants participating in #25onthe25th to donate to families of fallen officers Play Video

    July 24, 2017 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, July 25, several area restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales to the families of the fallen Baton Rouge officers. Participating locations will donate 25 percent or more of their sales to the families of officers killed in the line of duty. At... more »
  • Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

    February 26, 2017 3:11 PM

    DUBLIN, Ohio - Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year. Wendy's chief information officer, David Trimm, says the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. Kiosks also allow customers of the fast food giant... more »
  • Dozens of area restaurants participate in #25onthe25th Play Video

    July 25, 2016 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurants throughout the Capital Area are donating 25 percent of their sales on July 25th with the cash going to help support the families of recently fallen Baton Rouge officers. Dozens of restaurants in the Baton Rouge area have connected with the effort, which propagated largely... more »
  • Businessman pleads guilty to embezzling $1M from restaurants

    February 4, 2016 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled nearly $1 million from the bankruptcy estate for a company that operated more than two dozen Popeyes fast-food restaurants in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old William "Wil" Ros, of Cortez, Florida, used some... more »
  • Group wants to ban smoking in bars, casinos across Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 26, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The group Smoke-free East Baton Rouge is working on a campaign to extend an existing statewide smoking ban to include bars and gaming facilities. The group, made up of Louisiana Cancer Research Center, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association and others,... more »
  • Heartburn in New Orleans: Brazen robbers hit posh eateries

    September 29, 2015 5:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest headache for the beleaguered New Orleans police: late night robberies where gunmen burst into tony establishments in normally quiet areas, making off with the night's take and the patrons' wallets. It's happened at two restaurants in recent weeks and at an upscale bar on Monday... more »
  • Smoking inside bars is officially off-limits in New Orleans

    April 22, 2015 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans city council members who led the push to ban smoking in bars and gambling venues hailed Wednesday's start of the smoke-free ordinance as a historic step in making the city healthier. At midnight Tuesday smoking inside the city's more than 500 bars and gambling... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban takes effect

    April 22, 2015 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new smoking in New Orleans officially starts today. Smoking in the crescent city is now prohibited inside bars, casinos, restaurants, and workplaces. The ban went into effect at midnight and has drawn a mixed reaction from the public. The New Orleans health department passed out information... more »
  • Hammond expands smoking ban

    April 22, 2015 6:54 AM

    HAMMOND- The Hammond City Council has voted 4-1 to ban smoking in bars and bingo halls. The Advocate reports the law, which goes into effect in 90 days, adds those hospitality businesses previously excluded under state law to the list of employers that must provide smoke-free work environments. Councilman Lemar... more »
  • Good Friday demand for crawfish 'boiling over' at BR restaurants Play Video

    April 3, 2015 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Lent draws to a close, the demand for a must-have Louisiana delicacy has reached fever pitch with several popular seafood stops running out of crawfish on Good Friday. Tony's Seafood , a longtime Baton Rouge seafood staple, reportedly ran out of their supply of live... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban prompts debate in Baton Rouge

    January 28, 2015 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a week after New Orleans passed a law to ban smoking in bars and casinos, some Baton Rouge medical professionals and local leaders are pushing the capital city to strike while the iron's still hot. On Tuesday, Mayor-President Kip Holden and leaders from area hospitals... more »

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