5 South MS restaurants get C ratings for health violations

Will Kreznick

Owners of five restaurants cited recently for critical violations saw their grade change from a C to a B after a follow-up inspection by Mississippi State Department of Health.

The restaurants were inspected between Jan. 10-19.

Restaurants and other food service establishments in Mississippi are rated A if they pass the health department inspection, B if violations are corrected during the inspection, and C if the violations are critical.

Restaurant owners can request a re-inspection if they believe that the issues were corrected and may result in an improved inspection grade. The re-inspection fee is $165.

The restaurants cited

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Did Popeyes Discontinue Cajun Rice? What to Know About the Menu Change

Will Kreznick

For every bit of good news, there’s news that’s less-than-ideal. In this case, during a week that brought Lady Gaga Oreos and seven new Ben & Jerry’s flavors, Thrillist also learned that fast food favorite Popeyes quietly nixed two sides from its menu.

From now on, Popeyes customers will no longer be able to order Cajun Rice or Green Beans with their meals. While we’d be sadder if the chain removed, say, its fried chicken sandwich and biscuits, we firmly believe that any sort of cut is a loss in its own right.

MORE: We Tried KFC’s New & Improved

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Pandemic Help Wanted: Fast Food Managers, Road Race Experts

Will Kreznick

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are painfully aware that overcoming the scourge is a marathon, not a sprint.

Enter Dave McGillivray, who knows a thing or two about endurance events — and logistics.

The race director of the Boston Marathon, which is on hold until fall, has been tapped by the state of Massachusetts to run mass vaccination operations at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park.

Idled at his day job by the pandemic, he’s part of an emerging group of event organizers and other unconventional logistics experts who are using their skills to help the nation vaccinate as

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Fast food managers, road race experts

Will Kreznick

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are painfully aware that overcoming the scourge is a marathon, not a sprint.

Enter Dave McGillivray, who knows a thing or two about endurance events — and logistics.

The race director of the Boston Marathon, which is on hold until fall, has been tapped by the state of Massachusetts to run mass vaccination operations at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park.

Idled at his day job by the pandemic, he’s part of an emerging group of event organizers and other unconventional logistics experts who are using their skills to help the nation vaccinate as

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McDonald’s Plans to Open 500 New U.S. Locations This Year

Will Kreznick

McDonald’s has had a successful year end on its home turf, despite the slower recovery of its European business, which dampened their overall recovery from the pandemic. While the mega-popular fast-food chain’s global same-store sales fell by 1.3%, the U.S. same-store sales grew by 5.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 thanks to strong holiday and drive-thru sales.

McDonald’s plans to keep the U.S. momentum going by expanding both its menu (hello, new chicken sandwiches!) and global and domestic footprint. In an earnings call on Thursday, McDonald’s chief financial officer Kevin Ozan said the company plans to add 1,300

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