Shakespeare wrote some three dozen plays, and this season you can see at least 12 of them in New York. Loot turned to James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, and Leonard Barkan, chairman of Princeton's department of comparative literature, for help with the hard choices.
Full-service chains owned by Darden Restaurants Inc. and Brinker International Inc. are underperforming as investors bet on a slowdown in dining out, a signal to the Federal Reserve to do more to bolster consumption.
When California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom begins meetings in Austin with Hardee’s hamburgers chief Andrew Puzder, local Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bobby Jenkins and Texas Governor Rick Perry , it’s because the most- populous state lingers in a funk, even as the U.S. pulls out of the deepest recession in half a century.
Yum! Brands Inc. , owner of the KFC fast-food chain, offered to take Little Sheep Group Ltd. private in a deal that values the operator of hot pot restaurants in China at HK$6.7 billion ($862 million).