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Dunkin’ to open 2nd restaurant in Montgomery

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Montgomery cafe temporarily closes due to COVID-19

Montgomery Starbucks location temporarily closes

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  Restaurants to raise money for Friendship Mission during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, select Montgomery restaurants will donate portions of their proceeds to help support the Friendship Mission.

  Elmore County Food Pantry sounds call for donations

The pantry serves around 700 families and they are what many refer to as “food insecure.” Now, the pantry is asking for help filling its shelves.

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Montgomery restaurants and bars prepare for gameday

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Alabama allows restaurant buffets to reopen

USDA recalls 15,134 pounds of canned soup from Faribault Foods, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday Faribault Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 15,134 pounds of a canned soup product.

  Alabama fast food chain holding contest for grandparents

Jack's Family Restaurants wants to make a star out of your grandma, your grammy, your gramps, or your even your granddaddy.

  County Road 12: JJ’s BBQ in Elba named ‘Best Pulled Pork in the State'

When it comes to barbecue in Alabama, everyone seems to have a favorite.

  Live Maine lobsters to be flown in for upcoming fundraiser

A Montgomery church is flying in hundreds of live Maine lobsters for an annual fundraiser benefiting local non-profit organizations. Tickets are on sale now.

Go on a Black Belt food adventure with 9 different trails

It’s time to fill up your gas tank for an Alabama adventure that’s sure to put a smile on your face and top off your stomach with some good eating.

  Jim’s Restaurant in Prattville closes after 62 years

It all came to an end Thursday with owner Phyllis Tampling welcoming in her regulars for the last time before a final closing.

Publix recalls some of its salad products in several states

One of the South’s largest grocery store chains is announcing a recall of some salads sold in its stores.

Gov. Kay Ivey applauds grocery store workers

Governor Kay Ivey is taking a second to thank grocery store employees for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blue Bell pleads guilty, agrees to pay $19.35 million for ice cream listeria contamination

Blue Bell will be paying $19.35 million in fines and their former president, Paul Kruse, has been charged with seven felony counts alleging that he attempted to cover up what the company knew about a listeria outbreak in 2015.

Royal Cup Coffee reducing hours & eliminating positions for ‘significant’ number of employees

The conoravirus pandemic is impacting one of Birmingham’s most prominent brands, forcing layoffs and a reduction in workers’ hours.

Pandemic could wipe out 225K Alabama restaurant, hotel jobs

The Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association makes a dire prediction, but is working to limit the damage.

State website lists all carryout options lists restaurants and bars across the state that offer curbside, carryout or delivery.

Montgomery Area Food Bank gets $20K Publix donation

The Montgomery Area Food Bank gathers and distributes food and other necessities across 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties.

Chick-fil-A signature sauces coming soon to stores

Chick-fil-A announced today that it will begin selling its sauces in stores

RECALL: Egg in veggie ramen may be contaminated with listeria

A particular brand of veggie ramen is being recalled because the egg in the product may be contaminated with listeria.

Plan your Thanksgiving meal around these recalls in your kitchen

Check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods before planning your holiday meals.

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of 6,444 pounds of Great Value brand ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products.

Bad News: Bojangles’ isn’t offering their seasoned fried turkey this Thanksgiving

Bojangles’ confirmed Tuesday that their popular Seasoned Fried Turkey won’t be on the menu this Thanksgiving.

Eastdale Mall Chick-fil-A set to close

The Chick-fil-A in Eastdale Mall is set to close at the end of October.

BurgerFi opens first restaurant in Montgomery

The burgers as BurgerFi hit the grill for the first time Monday at its location in The Shoppes at EastChase.

Tip Top Poultry recalls ready-to-eat chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

Tip Top Poultry is recalling its ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible listeria contamination.

  Taste Too opening in downtown Montgomery

A Montgomery restaurant is opening a new location downtown.

  Chappy’s Deli hosting 14th annual Breakfast for Babies Friday

Chappy’s Deli will hold its 14th annual Breakfast for Babies fundraiser on Friday, with all proceeds going to benefit the Alabama Chapter of the March of Dimes.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

Alabama food banks get slice of $5 million Publix donation

Several food banks around Alabama are getting large monetary donations thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities.

Popeyes runs out of new chicken sandwiches nationwide

The fast-food chain, Popeyes, has run out of its new chicken sandwiches nationwide, according to a tweet from the company on Aug. 27.

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

KFC is getting into the alternative-meat game.

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

Yes, Pumpkin Spice SPAM is real.

Chick-fil-A rolling out mac and cheese nationwide

Mac & Cheese, which is the first new menu item since 2016, was tested in five markets

  Time to dine! EatMGM Restaurant Week returns

EatMGM’s Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, promoting local restaurants and encouraging people to eat in Montgomery.

Reports: Pizza Hut will close hundreds of dine-in restaurants

One of America's largest pizza chains, Pizza Hut plans to focus on carryout and delivery business, reported Wednesday.

Chick-fil-A dethrones In-N-Out as America’s favorite fast food restaurant

Chick-fil-A is America’s favorite fast food restaurant, according to an annual survey conducted by MarketForce.

Baskin-Robbins is going vegan with two non-dairy flavors

Baskin Robbins is dipping into the plant-based ice cream market after announcing it’ll offer two non-dairy ice cream products.

ADPH partners with state group to share which fish are safe to eat

The Alabama Department of Public Health has teamed up with the Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories to release a 37-page guideline about which fish are safe to consume and which aren’t.

Tallassee woman competing on Food Network

Mary Katherine Carlisle is one of eight contestants on season two of “Worst Bakers in America.”

  2 new restaurants opening off I-85 in Macon County

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Shorter on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a Burger King and Popeye’s that are set to open by Thursday.

Company recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold in multiple states

The company says there is a potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

  New restaurants and stores coming to Eastchase Parkway

If you’ve driven along Eastchase Parkway recently, you’ve probably noticed some construction taking place.

Get a free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen on Friday, June 21

You can get a regular or dipped cone at no cost along with any purchase on June 21.

  Good crop, signature taste: Slocomb tomato farmers feel good about season

Slocomb tomato farmers are boasting good crop with great taste.

  Storm sends massive inflatable Chick-fil-A cow flying through air

Strong winds picked up a massive inflatable Chick-fil-A cow and sent it flying through the air.

Eastchase restaurant closes its doors

The Ruby Tuesday on Eastchase Loop in Montgomery has closed.

New Chick-Fil-A to open in Eufaula

Eufaula Mayor Jack Tibbs says Chick-Fil-A will begin construction next week and is expected to be open by mid October.

Foosackly’s announces new Auburn location

Foosackly's will be opening a location in Auburn in the fall.

  Bojangles’ reopens in Montgomery

Fast food restaurant Bojangles’ has returned to Montgomery.

Krispy Kreme to release three fruit-filled donuts for the summer

Krispy Kreme is releasing three new summer flavors: strawberry, pineapple and lime.

  Bibb Street Pizza, customers donate slices to homeless

A local restaurant is giving back in a unique way.

Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cone to celebrate first day of spring

Dairy Queen is offering customers one free small vanilla soft-serve cone on Wednesday to celebrate the first official day of spring.

  WIC program set to go electronic in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Health has announced the launch of the eWIC project that will allow participants to access benefits electronically.

Enterprise restaurant providing meals for tornado victims

Staff from Annie’s plans to serve hot meals to tornado victims and those assisting with recovery efforts in Lee County Tuesday. From one community that’s been rocked by a deadly tornado - to another.

Months after fire, Mrs. B’s Home Cooking to reopen

It's been months since a fire destroyed a Montgomery restaurant. But the day for reopening is here.

  World-class culinary center coming to Auburn University

A culinary science center unlike any other is coming to Auburn University in 2021.

Texas Roadhouse raising menu prices

The restaurant said the increase is necessary because of higher labor costs and rising food costs.

Nature’s Path Foods recalls more than 400,000 boxes of cereal

The voluntary recall is for more than 400,000 boxes in the EnviroKidz line – Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch.

  Iconic Florida Panhandle restaurant The Red Bar destroyed by fire

A popular restaurant and bar in Grayton Beach, Florida was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning.

Survey: Chick-fil-A has best customer service in U.S.

In addition to their famous lemonade, Chick-fil-A has also garnered a reputation for its customer service.

Domino’s will give you rewards points for eating pizza, even if it’s from competitors

It doesn’t matter if the pizza is purchased at a different restaurant or homemade. Once customers hit 60 points, they become eligible for a free Domino's pie.

  Anna’s Place provides hope for grieving family

An Elmore County woman is trying to turn a horrible tragedy into a chance to celebrate her daughter's life.