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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2016, file photo, a robot places a pizza into an oven at Zume Pizza in Mountain View, Calif. It has not been a good week for robots in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Silicon Valley company that used robots to make its pizzas closed this week and three coffee shops in downtown San Francisco that used robots as baristas also shuttered. Zume Pizza said it is cutting 172 jobs in Mountain View, and eliminating another 80 jobs at its facility in San Francisco. Zume Chief Executive Alex Garden made the announcement about Zume in an email to company employees on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, the Mercury News reported. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 10, 2020 - 3:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It has been a bad week for robots in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Silicon Valley company that used robots to make its pizzas closed this week, and three coffee shops in downtown San Francisco that used robots as baristas also shuttered. Zume Pizza said it is cutting 172 jobs...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, a Blue Bottle Coffee paper to-go cup rests on a table outside one of their cafes in San Francisco. The Oakland-based chain says it's getting rid of disposable cups at two locations next year, as part of a pledge to go “zero-waste” at its 70 U.S. locations by the end of 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 24, 2019 - 12:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes to...
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This combination of photographs shows, top row from left: Aimee Brewer, Ben Bolen, Mark McQueen, bottom row from left: Morgan O'Sullivan, Natasha Adams, Alice Cutting, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo)
December 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
We interrupt the holiday spirit to bring you the impeachment of a president. In festive haunts, buzzing stores and rush-hour frenzy, Americans absorbed the moment Donald Trump became only the third president branded with the mark of impeachment, the Constitution's gravest political indictment...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Kid Rock performs in Pontiac, Mich. The owners of the Detroit sports arena housing Kid Rock's restaurant say the musician recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey won't renew his licensing agreement for the eatery. An Ilitch Holdings official said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Kid Rock “voluntarily decided” not to renew the deal coming up in April inside Little Caesars Arena (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
December 04, 2019 - 10:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won't renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it's housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. Chris...
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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari poses for a photo at her basement Tehran coffee shop, in downtown Tehran, Iran. More than 3 million Afghans including as many as 2 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Jafari hopes her Telma, or “Dream,” Café in Tehran will help bridge the divides and xenophobia Afghans can face in Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 16, 2019 - 1:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Telma Cafe" ("Dream Cafe") will help bridge the divide between Afghans and Iranians and fight the xenophobia many...
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This undated product image provided by OpenTable shows the new delivery option for diners on OpenTable’s app. The restaurant reservation company said Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that it’s adding food delivery to keep up with customer demand. (OpenTable via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 5:16 am
OpenTable is getting into the food delivery business. The world's biggest online restaurant reservation service — which was founded 21 years ago — has been watching warily as more and more diners opt for delivery. Between May 2018 and May 2019, U.S. restaurant visits were flat at 23.8 billion, but...
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Chef Gordon Ramsay participates in National Geographic's "Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:32 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay has harsh words for chefs who reject Michelin stars. The famously profane Ramsay used an expletive to describe giving back a star rating. He said the guide's mark of distinction belongs to a restaurant, not a chef. It's an insult to Michelin and a mark...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Tillerson has told Congress that an awkward encounter with Kushner in a Washington restaurant was an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration. Tillerson told the House Foreign Affairs Committee he happened to be dining in the same restaurant while Kushner and Mexico's foreign secretary were having a private meal.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 28, 2019 - 6:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump's son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a newly released transcript of a congressional...
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Peter Bowyer, the facility manager at AquaBounty Technologies, holds one of the last batch of conventional Atlantic salmon raised at the commercial fish farm in Albany, Ind., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. AquaBounty will be producing the first genetically modified animals approved for human food in the U.S. and one way companies are pushing to transform plants and animals, as consumer advocacy groups call for greater caution. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
June 21, 2019 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) in indoor tanks, they could be served in restaurants by late next year. The salmon produced...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others. The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It was expanded into the...
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