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Burger King breaks the mold with new advertising campaign

By DEE-ANN DURBIN | February 19, 2020

Burger King is breaking the mold in its new advertising campaign.The burger chain is portraying its Whopper covered in mold in print and TV ads running in Europe and the U.S. The message: Burger King is removing artificial preservatives from its signature...

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

By ALEXANDRA OLSON and TERRY TANG | February 18, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

By FOSTER KLUG | February 13, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom.Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 2, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians.Restaurants in South Korea, Japan,...

Dining hotspots for global geeks

By Jen Weddle | February 26, 2013

In a galaxy far, far away, humans sit and quietly eat in a public place while embracing their inner geeks. That galaxy isn’t really all that far away; in fact, it’s right here on Earth that such dwellings exist. Recently, there has been a surge in...

Local restaurants offer food challenges

By Ericka Exton | February 5, 2013

Many restaurants in the area host their own signature food challenges which are open for all to participate in. Riccardi’s Red Hots, 418 W. State St. in Sycamore, has some challenges not made for the faint of heart. The first challenge is the Dead On...