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Gourmet Burger Kitchen rescued by Giraffe owner

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Restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen has been bought out of administration by Boparan Restaurant Group.

The deal includes 35 sites and 669 jobs. However, 26 restaurants and 362 jobs will be lost.

Boparan owns the Giraffe chain and is owned by Ranjit Boparan, who founded 2 Sisters chicken processing company.

GBK, which has had several owners, was most recently owned by South Africa-based Famous Brands.

It was sold out of administration by accountancy firm Deloitte.

“As with a number of dining businesses, the broader challenges facing ‘bricks and mortar’ operators, combined with the effect of the lockdown, resulted in a deterioration in financial performance and a material funding requirement,” Gavin Maher, Joint Administrator at Deloitte, said.

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“We have been working closely with the management team under very difficult market conditions to try and find a funding solution and I am glad to be able

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Olive Garden Owner Darden Still Lacks Bullish Ingredients

During Tuesday’s Mad Money program host Jim Cramer told viewers that among the restaurants, he recommended Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) as big winners.

When we looked at the charts of DRI on Sept. 22 ahead of earnings, we wrote that “I find it a challenge to arrive at a clear strategy when the price action is pointed up (higher targets from the Point and Figure charts), but the On-Balance-Volume line has rolled over… with the indicators mixed I would take a neutral stand for now.”

Let’s check out DRI again.

In this daily Japanese candlestick chart of DRI, below, we can see some recent upper shadows above $105. Trading volume has declined recently and the On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has turned a little lower suggesting a shift toward more aggressive selling.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) oscillator is close to a bearish crossover. 



In the

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Mucky pup! Pet owner finds her WHOLE kitchen covered in muddy paw prints

Mucky pup! Pet owner finds her WHOLE kitchen covered in muddy paw prints after her rain-soaked dog sneaks in via the cat flap

  • Kerry Templeton, from Hampshire, accidentally left her cat flap open when she went out on Saturday night, giving her dog Maddie a way into the garden
  • Torrential rain seen in the UK over the weekend had left her garden a ‘swamp’ 
  • Maddie rolled around in the mud before squeezing back into the house and covering the whole kitchen with her dirty paw prints
  • Kerry posted photos of the mess on Facebook, and admitted she had to clean the kitchen twice and was still finding splatters of mud the next day 

A puddle-loving dog has showed the carnage that can ensue when muddy paws meet a clean kitchen. 

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Owner of Vienna in Roslyn launches Uncle Steve’s House of BBQ ghost kitchen

When we look back at 2020, the restaurants that launched this year may have wildly divergent origin stories. For Uncle Steve’s House of BBQ in Roslyn, that tale might begin with “It was a dark and stormy night …”

That would be the night owner Matt Prince raced around the darkened roads of Roslyn in a Jeep Wrangler delivering brisket during Uncle Steve’s first night in business as a so-called ghost kitchen.

Prince’s other business at 1 Railroad Avenue, Vienna of Roslyn, had been thriving when lockdown arrived in mid-March. In bat of an eye, events hit a hard stop. After reassessing his choices — and as takeout and delivery gained steam as a survival tactic for other restaurants — Prince realized that what might be missing in his immediate surrounds was a delivery-focused barbecue spot. Around that time, a culinary consultant Prince had worked with, chef Matthew Birnbaum, reached

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Junkin’ Shenanigans owner transforms junk into home decor | Latest Headlines

“I repaired a dresser that was literally in pieces. The drawer fronts were off, and I had to redo the whole thing. The customer couldn’t believe it when she picked it up. She was very happy with it.”

Her store carries gift items from across the country, all of which are made in America.

But it’s the Appalachian flavor of artwork that inspires the business owner.

Her store features handmade dulcimers made by Keith Powers of Damascus and wooden flag signs crafted by Jim Beauchamp, a retired Kingsport police officer.

Other consignment items include handmade jewelry and acrylic paintings.

“We’re not a thrift shop — we’re an artisan place. I represent a group of artisans that put their hearts and souls into the products we sell. I try to make things as fairly priced as possible,” Jacklet said.

Before she and her husband, Chad, moved to Damascus in 2018, Jacklet

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Kalamazoo County commissioner faces small business owner in 61st House District race

Republican Bronwyn Haltom and Democrat Christine Morse are facing off to represent the 61st District in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Morse is a current Kalamazoo County commissioner representing District 9. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

“Christine is Michigan native, former attorney, Kalamazoo County Commissioner, public school parent of 3, breast cancer survivor, and spouse of a Navy Veteran,” she said in her responses to the voter guide from the League of Women Voters.

Haltom Attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and transferred to the University of Michigan, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

“I was born here, educated here, and own a small business here. I believe in our community and am committed to serving our neighbors to move Michigan forward,” Haltom said in responses to the League of Michigan Voters voter guide.

Haltom defeated

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Kitchen Hood and Exhaust Cleaning Tips for the Independent Restaurant Owner

As a restaurant owner, it is crucial to maintain and care for every piece of equipment that makes your business operate properly. One of the most important pieces of equipment to maintenance and keep clean in an eatery is the kitchen hood and exhaust. This is the one area that should never be neglected at any degree. Not only can a dirty kitchen hood and exhaust contaminate food, reduce the quality of cooking, and impose health department fines, it can be a potential danger.

Grease fires, explosions, and smoke damage are among a few common hazards associated with unkempt kitchen hoods and exhausts. And unfortunately, commercial kitchen fires are more common than you would think. According to the NFPA, more than 11,000 kitchen fires are reported every year.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment is imperative to reducing these statistics. To be sure this doesn’t happen to you … Read More