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Chick-fil-A coffee - Farmer-Direct Coffee

...restaurant in a mall in suburban Atlanta. The company has grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States."Truett built his company on customer service and going the extra mile," Mays said...

http://augusta.com/eat/chick-fil-a-coffee
Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

...governments apply the law differently in different parts of the state, she said, and that can complicate matters for restaurant chains."I think it makes it harder for people to expand their business," she said.Maxwell said the micro-brewers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-16/legislators-look-simplifying-
McDonald's, KFC stop buying from Chinese supplier after report expired beef, chicken sold

...are completely unacceptable to McDonald's," the company said in a statement.Yum's KFC is China's biggest restaurant chain, with more than 4,000 outlets and plans to open 700 more this year. The company, based in Louisville, Ky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-21/mcdonalds-kfc-stop-buying-
Meet New Friends at Mi Rancho

...food industry for 23 years. Starting out as a waitress she is now part owner of one of the big gest local Mexican restaurant chains in the area.The menu at Mi Rancho has a diverse selection of dishes. They have some authentic Mexican cuisine...

http://augusta.com/eat/meet-new-friends-mi-rancho
Minimum wage laws pit small franchise owners against city governments

...Franchisees would have to raise employees' wages from the current minimum of $8.25 to $15 within two years.At the restaurant chain Firehouse Subs, the Chicago proposal could lead to customers paying more and getting less service because staffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-27/minimum-wage-laws-pit-smal
Opinions differ among downtown owners on new gun law

...the association's executive director, Karen Bremer, in a statement.Around the country, a growing number of restaurant chains have jumped aboard the anti-gun movement by asking customers to refrain from carrying firearms while dining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-15/opinions-di
Tyson wins bidding war for Hillshire Brands

...Pride already sell some brand-name products, their businesses have been more focused on supplying supermarkets and restaurant chains.In particular, Tyson said it was drawn by Hillshire's stable of breakfast foods, which would better position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-09/tyson-wins-bidding-war-hil
Second PDQ already in the works for Augusta

Operators of a Tim Tebow-backed restaurant chain are already tackling their next project in the Augusta area as construction begins on their first location in Evans.PDQ, standing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-06/second-pdq-
Outdoor retailer next tenant named for Augusta shopping center

...There are three Half-Moon stores in Georgia and five in South Carolina. Half-Moon is the fifth retailer or restaurant chain since last summer to announce plans of opening in the 175,000-square-foot center, now undergoing a major redesign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-23/outdoor-ret
Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

...would just be "nibbling around the edges of the problem."The FDA also is working on final rules for requiring restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calories information, something some cities already mandate and some large fast-food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-12-28/health-law-put-calorie-info-