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On Anthony Bourdain’s Birthday, a Mental Health Program for Chefs Spreads to 22 More Restaurants

Spurred by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, a California chef launched a mental health program for restaurant workers – and it's slowly picking up traction.

When Fast Food Restaurants Encourage Obese Man to Lose Weight, He Sheds 140 Pounds in 15 Weeks

Community fast food restaurants all agreed to stop serving an obese patron in a bid to help save his life – and it resulted in a stunning weight loss story.

5 Nonprofit Restaurants Join Jon Bon Jovi in Giving Back to Communities

GNN fans will already know about Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen, a pay-what-you-want restaurant in Red Bank, NJ. It opened in 2011 with no...

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Opens for New Orleans Restaurants

"After you shuck ‘em, don’t just chuck ‘em," is the motto for a new oyster recycling program which aims to help restore Louisiana's Gulf...
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Paris Restaurants Turn Food Scraps into Biogas

A group of Paris restaurants is turning food scraps into biogas and compost ahead of a new law that will force thousands of French...
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D.C. Restaurants Offer Freebies to Furloughed Federal Workers

To ease the strain on federal employees going unpaid during the government shutdown, numerous restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area began offering free sandwiches...
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Boy Rallies Restaurants to Recycle Used Crayons for Schools in Need

After a family dinner at a local Outback Steakhouse, Yoni Kalin noticed the waiters tossing into the trash small packs of crayons given out...
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19 Chain Restaurants Join to Offer Healthier Kids Food

With nearly one in three American children obese or overweight, 19 U.S. restaurant chains, including Burger King and IHOP, are backing an industry effort...
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Restaurants Offer Free Meals to Vets on Veteran’s Day

Veterans are getting a big thank you from companies that are providing free meals and discounts in honor of Veterans Day this week. Applebees,...
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240 Anchorage Restaurants Recycle Fryer Grease into Biodiesel

The Anchorage area's private trash hauler, Alaska Waste, is picking up used food-frying oil and has started turning it into biodiesel to power its...
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Garage Invention Turns Restaurants Into Power Plants

Invented in a garage, a new generator burns the used oil from restaurants' deep fryers to generate electricity. The first Vegawatt is being...
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McDonald’s Sees Restaurants as Green Laboratories

McDonald's has made a variety of changes to benefit the environment, like fueling delivery trucks with used French fry oil, reducing the amount and...

Reader’s Digest Names the ‘Nicest Place in America’ For 2019, A Town Where Nobody Gets Left Behind

A baker who donates freely to support causes of every kind, the real-estate developer who offers a year rent-free to promising entrepreneurs who may...

McDonalds is Turning Dozens of Roadside Billboards into ’Bee Hotels’ in Sweden

McDonalds has started transforming dozens of unused roadside billboards and signs into housing structures for honeybees in Sweden.

Watch Joyous Reactions of Restaurant Workers After Man Tips Them Thousands of Dollars for Water

This YouTube star uses his position of internet fame to give thousands of dollars to unsuspecting strangers—and this video is just another example of...

Dad Develops New Treatment for Peanut Allergies With Almost No Side Effects After Son Suffers Severe Reaction

The treatment, which is now awaiting FDA-approval, could be a groundbreaking new form of therapy for children and adults with severe peanut allergies.

More Than 40% of Millennials Have Changed Their Diets Because It’s Better for the Environment

A new survey of American millennials found that their relationship to food is more unique than that of previous generations, as almost 6 in...

Teen Spent Saturday Registering People to Vote As They Waited in Line to Try New Popeyes Sandwich

With people vying to try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich, a high school senior took advantage of the long lines by registering customers as voters.

Good News in History, August 17

60 years ago today, the American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the highly influential best-selling jazz record of all time. Regarded...

Instead of Using Milk Cartons to Search for Missing People, Pizzeria is Attaching Lost Pet Flyers to Pizza Boxes

A New Jersey restaurant is hoping to help reunite local patrons with their furry friends by attaching missing animal flyers to their pizza boxes.