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On the Rocks tells the story of the Primadonna restaurant owner

    On the Rocks chronicles the real-life journey of restaurateur Joseph Costanzo Jr., from his rise to success in the 1990s as owner of the highly acclaimed Primadonna Restaurant, radio host, columnist, and aspiring politician to his sharp fall in the early 2000s.

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    Getting your fair shake in the Family Business

      I discovered a documentary on Kanopy that aired in 1982 called Family Business, part of the  “Middletown” PBS series. It follows the struggles of Howie Snider who bought a Shakey’s Pizza Parlor franchise that noosed his whole family. Shakey’s is the first pizza franchise created in 1954 and at one time had over 500 restaurants, now only 58 remain in the United States. The struggles of the Snider family are embedded with Shakey’s staying afloat. Clearly, the documentary is dated but still reflective of the restaurant business today. Many families are still chasing the American Dream.

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      Hooters Opens More Than 150 Locations Nationwide

        Hooters is opening over 150 locations nationwide for dine-in service. The restaurant chain is adhering to the strictest working conditions to keep their patrons safe. Grubbits will keep you abreast as more restaurants re-open.

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        States with the most and least fast-food restaurants per capita

          Here is a map showing a regional breakdown of fast-food restaurants per capita. A more complex analysis can be found at Datafiniti.
          “Southern states have the highest fast food count per capita. The top spot goes to Alabama at 6.3 restaurants per 10K residents. The only non-southern states in the top ten are Nebraska at 5.4 and Indiana at 5.0, both in the Central region. As for the states with the fewest fast-food restaurants per capita, most are from the Eastern region with Vermont having the fewest fast-food restaurants per capita at 1.9 per 10K residents. Mississippi made a surprise appearance with just 2.1 fast food restaurants per 10K residents.”