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2009-05-18 06:00:00

SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Denny's has launched a groundbreaking new multi-media campaign for the Denny's Allnighter program, which caters to a younger late-night crowd looking for tasty, affordable food after a concert, movie or other late-night festivity in a cool dining atmosphere. Denny's new campaign targets late-night diners by featuring original content and leveraging a variety of social medial platforms, including a free downloadable iPhone application. "The 'Creature...

2009-05-13 12:25:00

New Tourism Campaign Launches at PAstories.com HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May 14 as "Shoofly Pie Day" in recognition of Pennsylvania's tasty treat, and to help launch the state's new spring and summer tourism promotion: the Peter Arthur Stories. "No dessert is as uniquely 'Pennsylvanian' as a piece of shoofly pie," Governor Rendell said. "We wanted to celebrate this pie, which was made famous by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and...

2009-05-05 23:01:00

Nearly Three-Quarters of Respondents Say They Are Adopting Cost-Saving Measures Restaurateurs Respond with Bargain Prix Fixes, Special Offers and Downscaling Jersey Diners Among Nation's Highest Tippers, Despite Subpar Service NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the just released Zagat 2009/10 New Jersey Restaurants Survey the current economic downturn is shaking up the state's dining scene. Based on 6,377 local diners, the new guide covers 1,003 eateries statewide. In a sign of...

2009-04-28 12:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the great restaurants in the city is now -- for the first time -- open for Saturday night dinner service. The recently renovated Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club has served its fresh new American cuisine to Washington leaders at business lunches for years but is now a destination for diners on Saturday night. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Opening night is Saturday, May 2. "We are...

2009-03-21 18:23:59

Police in a Welsh city were looking for the owner of a long-closed Indian restaurant after receiving money from a diner who did not pay the tab in 1996. The anonymous letter was sent to a police station in Swansea with three 20-pound notes enclosed (almost $90), Sky News reported Saturday. The total sum for the meal and drink was under 10 pounds, the letter said. However, I have decided to pay a larger sum as a way of compensation. I actually forgot that I didn't pay the restaurant owner for...

2009-02-23 09:25:00

A recession pushing U.S. consumers to dine at home has drastically shrunk restaurant chain share values, data show. In the past year, share values at the top 26 restaurant chains have dropped 49.3 percent, USA Today reported Monday. With job losses mounting and diners staying at home, some share values have fallen out of the frying pan and into the fire. IHOP shares have dropped nearly 90 percent. Appleby's and Ruby Tuesday have also seen nearly 90 percent share price declines. Everyone is...

2009-02-08 14:23:27

A 66-year-old man is facing charges for calling 911 to complain that a Florida fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade, police say. Boynton Beach police charged Jean Fortune with misusing emergency services for his alleged phone call Saturday in which he complained about that lack of his preferred beverage at a local Burger King, The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday. An arrest report alleges Fortune became upset upon learning the fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade. After a drive-through...

2008-12-03 09:33:00

DALLAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The IndoorDirect digital media company, operating exclusively in high-volume quick-service and fast casual restaurant brands across the nation, has announced the launch of theBITE Network. The program content, a combination of entertainment and advertising, is specially tailored to reach the 202 million Americans who visit these quick-serve and casual restaurants each month. theBITE features a new 60-minute lifestyle program with four dynamic hosts that...

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2008-11-28 08:20:00

An Australian restaurant owner has tracked down five young diners who stole dinners by using Facebook, a popular social networking website. Peter Leary, from seafood restaurant Seagrass in Melbourne, was enraged when the diners slipped out without paying their $340 bill for oysters, trout, red emperor, and wine. Leary remembered one of the diners mentioning that they knew a former waitress, so Leary contacted the former waitress and she suggested he search through Facebook for the thieves....

2008-10-08 12:00:23

TELEVISION advertisements for a fruit drink depicting a girl running away from home with her new boyfriend were "offensive" and "irresponsible", a watchdog ruled today. The two American road movie-style ads for Oasis featured the Cactus Kid character and carried the slogan: "For people who don't like water." In the first, the young female voice-over questioned her "mom's" ideas about right and wrong. She was then shown touching her stomach, prompting a bad reaction by her mother to her...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.