These store and restaurant chains will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. See how different retailers are ringing in 2019.

Go Nakamura/AP Images What’s open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Many restaurant chains will remain open on New Year’s Day — and some will even offer New Year’s parties to celebrate 2019. Other big-name retailers, like Costco and Sam’s Club, will close on New Year’s Day. It’s time to ring in 2019. […]

The very WORST hotel chains in the UK revealed – have you stayed in any of them?

Hotels are expected to provide a certain standard of service to paying guests – but one hotel chain has continued to disappoint for six years in a row. Britannia Hotels has been named as the worst UK hotel chain in new research by Which? Travel. The chain – which has 105 hotel –  has ranked […]

McDonald’s adds new perks for employees as fast-food chains battle for workers (MCD)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images McDonald’s is debuting new career and academic advising tools for workers, the fast-food giant announced on Tuesday.  The move follows McDonald’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to triple employee tuition assistance.  Fast-food chains are looking for creative solutions to win over workers as competition for labor heats up.  McDonald’s is […]

McDonald’s quietly killed its best deal as fast-food chains battle to win over budget shoppers (MCD)

Hollis Johnson McDonald’s cut the Happy Meal from its $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 menu.  Previously, the $ 3 Happy Meal was one of the best deals you could get at McDonald’s, representing a discount of up to 25%.  The change comes as McDonald’s and fast-food rivals grapple with how to best win over budget-conscious customers. […]

5 great tire chains for your car | Autoblog's favorites

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Videos,Driving,Autoblog Minute,Original Video,Parts and Accessories If you’re prone to getting stuck in the snow, these could be a solution. Continue reading 5 great tire chains for your car | Autoblog’s favorites 5 great tire chains for your car | Autoblog’s favorites originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 […]

Shares in one of Britain’s biggest coffee chains surge 20% after Coca-Cola announces $5.1 billion takeover

Daniel Berehulak / Getty US beverage giant Coca-Cola will buy British coffee shop chain Costa in a surprise acquisition. Costa, which is currently owned by Whitbread, is being sold for £3.9 billion ($ 5.1 billion). Coca-Cola currently has no presence in the coffee market, and wants to use the deal to expand into the space. […]

Chains from Starbucks to The Cheesecake Factory are being dragged into American culture wars (SBUX)

AP Photo/Ron Todt Arrests and harassment of people of color at chains have dominated the restaurant news cycle in recent weeks following the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks.  The universality of eating at certain chains helps trigger convictions that while everyone visits certain restaurants, your race continues to impact your experience.  […]

We tried loaded fries from major fast-food chains to see who does it best — and the winner is shocking

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Many fast-food chains have some form of loaded fries on the menu.  We ranked loaded fries from the major chains that offer them. Amazingly, Taco Bell was found to have the best loaded fries, despite only just launching french fries in January. Loaded fries are the very definition of decadence. Strips of fried […]

Here are the parts of the US with most fast food chains

Close to 25% of American adults eat fast food every day. Fast food restaurants per capita is the highest in the central part of the country.  Alabama has the most fast food restaurants per capita.  Close to a quarter of adults in American eat fast food *every single day*. The popularity of the drive-through window is a […]

Two major hotel chains have cut ties with the NRA — and as boycotts loom, they want everyone to know

Associated Press/Brynn Anderson Best Western and Wyndham Hotels ended their relationships with the NRA — though, apparently not in direct response to the Parkland, Florida shooting.  Gun control activists are organizing boycotts against companies with ties to the NRA. The two hotel chains were previously targeted in a boycott campaign following the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut school […]