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Food Court News: Sbarro, which operates four locations in the District, including Union Station and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and will be restructured. The chain has been “[b]attered by the recession…[and] closed more than 150 restaurants in the past two years.” [Bloomberg, WSJ]
Pastry Urban Idealism in Bethesda: “With these eye-catching delicacies, Colin wants to make downtown Bethesda feel like an extension of the Champs d’Elysees.” Time to widen Woodmont Avenue! [Express]
We Have Our Dreams: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a James Beard Rising Star Chef award-winning chef working in a local Chipotle? Yeah, it would be nice. [Serious Eats]
Checkout Line Policy Battle: Representatives of the grocery industry met in D.C. on Thursday to urge Congress to take action on debit card swipe reform. “Debit card interchange swipe fees have continued to increase since the passage of debit card fee reform last summer. The cost of accepting debit cards is among the fastest growing expenses for small businesses.” [Progressive Grocer via WBJ]
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