Long John Silver's will transform its brand this spring, with new interior and exterior designs, digital drive-thru menu boards and new menu items including grilled seafood. New menu items will also include seafood tacos and bowls.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released a plan for reorganizing the Department of Education. The plan includes the consolidation of the offices of postsecondary and career and technical education and the elimination of the undersecretary position.
School leaders in an Oregon district are planning upgrades to its current summer lunch bus. Improvements include adding a side-serving window like what a food truck would have and incorporating educational activities into mealtimes.
Chef Rene Redzepi took a risk when he closed his Michelin-starred restaurant Noma to open it anew in a converted bunker. "My greatest fear...is that people won't think it different enough from what came before," said the chef, who has won wide acclaim for his creative menus.
The Czech Republic is famous for pilsner, but a darker and malty lager is also a local favorite in many areas. The beer style, tmave pivo, is balanced and complex while very drinkable with a bit of body.
New York Mets player Adrian Gonzalez has acquired a majority stake in six Jersey Mike's franchise units. Gonzalez plans to open five more locations by 2023.
Restaurateurs who once struggled to find the space they needed to launch new eateries are now being courted as anchor tenants by retail property owners, said David Chang, who owns 23 eateries around the world. Restaurants and food sellers fill 20% to 40% of space at most shopping centers, up from 10% to 15% in 2008, according to commercial real estate firm CBRE Group.
Michael Dellar and Larry Bouchard opened One Market Restaurant across from a soup kitchen on San Francisco's Market Street 25 years ago and the restaurant became one of the city's early leaders in a new fine-dining wave. "When we opened the restaurant people asked us if we'd be here in twenty-five years, and I told them, 'Of course we will; we signed a 30-year lease,'" Dellar said.
A number of eateries across the country are winning fans with upgraded versions of traditional dishes and comfort food favorites. Examples include shrimp and grits with fennel and cheddar cheese at The Darling Oyster Bar in Charleston, S.C., and pot pies with roasted chiles and tomatilla salsa at San Diego's Pop Pie.
A former professional football player turned Maryland lawmaker is sponsoring a bill in the state Legislature that would require 90 minutes of physical education per week in public schools. The Student Health and Fitness Act, which also would give elementary students an added hour of recess per week, is not supported by Montgomery County Public Schools, which requires between 30 and 60 minutes of physical education a week.
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