Food and drink

A food server wearing a protective face mask waits on customers at the Parkshore Grill restaurant Monday, May 4, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Several restaurants are reopening with a 25% capacity as part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' plan to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
WBEN Newsroom
May 04, 2020 - 9:52 pm
The reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp up business. Texas, Oklahoma, and Montana are among states newly allowing restaurants to reopen...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is planning to shift President Trump’s public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
WBEN Newsroom
April 28, 2020 - 4:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. These are some of the recommendations offered in new federal plans designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a man holds an U.S. flag as he watches the a United Soccer League match in Tacoma, Wash. In a matter of days, millions of Americans have seen their lives upended by measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in mid-March. (Joshua Bessex/The News Tribune via AP)
WBEN Newsroom
March 19, 2020 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of days, millions of Americans have seen their lives upended by measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Normally bustling streets are deserted as families hunker down in their homes. Many of those who do venture out try to stay a safe distance from anyone...
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Tom Puckett
February 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and not only is it a big day for the Patriots and the Eagles, it's a big day for local pizzerias. They say if you procrastinate for your pepperoni pizza pie, don't this Sunday. That's especially the case at Franco's. "If you don't order ahead of time...
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Lauren Hoffman
January 11, 2018 - 5:04 pm
As of today (January 11), Sam's Club has closed 63 stores across the United States. Not only did the company shut down several locations abruptly, it has now impacted more than 11,000 people. According to Business Insider , each Sam's Club employs about 175 people and not one person was notified...
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January 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Things are about to change in the soda world later this month for those who drink Diet Coke. Don't panic because the Diet Coke you know and love isn't going anywhere. Instead, Diet Coke is getting a bit of a makeover for 2018. The original Diet Coke recipe and flavor will stay the same. So what's...
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Lauren Hoffman
January 08, 2018 - 11:03 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced some major changes to their menu which will go in affect as early as mid-March. The fast food restaurant chain will eliminate all artificial dyes from their donuts as well as some smoothies, sandwiches, and breakfast items. According to Fortune , this is a part of the...
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The Food Channel
October 17, 2017 - 10:08 am
We searched for one of our favorite recipes to celebrate National Pasta Day, and we found a REAL treat for you today. Baked White Cheddar Mac & Cheese is one of those warming dishes you’ll turn to time and time again when the weather is cooler. See Chef Cari from 90 Seconds in the Kitchen...
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Tom Puckett
September 01, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) For the 16th straight year, Coca-Cola Field will become the chicken wing center of the universe as Buffalo hosts the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Festival founder Drew Cerza says the event will have something for those who want to burn off some of those calories. "The Buffalo...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Whole Foods has announced that their new Amherst location will open on September 15. The project was first announced back in 2015, and work is set to be complete sometime within the next month. The 50,000 square foot store next to Northtown Plaza will be the chain's 20th New...
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