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Convenience store chain Circle K is launching a beverage subscription program, following in the footsteps of Burger King and Panera Bread.

Starting Wednesday, U.S. customers who pay $5.99 per month can have one tea, coffee, Froster slushy or Polar Pop fountain drink of their choosing every day.

Circle K’s Sip & Save program looks to build loyalty and coax people into its stores again on a regular basis. During the coronavirus pandemic, consumers made fewer trips to convenience stores.

Sales of self-serve beverages took a hit

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There’s a certain art that goes into ordering food delivery. You’ve gotta think smart: what will travel the best? What’s the leftover potential like? What drink-food pairing is best? While we don’t have all the answers, Pepsi can help with the latter. The beverage maker is launching its own “fast beverage” restaurant that curates food options based on your drink pick.

Appropriately dubbed Pep’s Place, the delivery-only restaurant is opening its virtual doors across the country for the entire month of May. The experience is going to look a little different than your typical order process. Here’s how it

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NEW YORK — After facing pressure to lift the COVID-19 restrictions at bars and restaurants that New Yorkers were increasingly considering arbitrary, Governor Andrew Cuomo relented Wednesday and agreed to end curfews next month.

According to a press release, the curfew for outdoor dining areas will end starting May 17 and indoor areas starting May 31.

Seating at bars will also be allowed once again in New York City starting May 3.


What You Need To Know

  • Gov. Cuomo announced COVID-19 restrictions on curfews at bars and restaurants will be lifted at outdoor spaces May 17, and indoor space May
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Compact and transportable, and most of all affordable, many of the sandwiches on this list are priced at $10 or less. And they hold up better than other mushy takeout options. Below are the best budget sandwiches I ate this month.

The Ebi Katsu Sando from Grillbird Teriyaki

Price: $9.49

6501 35th Ave. S.W.; Seattle; 206-402-4388; grillbird.com

Fast-food joints are trying to Jedi-mind trick us into thinking that the fish fillet is the new chicken sandwich. I still haven’t tasted a fish sandwich I like. But I will devour Grillbird Teriyaki’s homage to McDonald’s fish fillet — a square shrimp

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A deal has been reached to keep $70 million in federal dollars coming in to help Wisconsin families. The money had been in jeopardy ever since the Supreme Court of Wisconsin struck down Governor Tony Evers’ health order. The executive director of Hunger Task Force said this means more families will be able to shop for groceries at the store instead of going to a pantry. 

Hunger Task Force officials and

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Editor’s note: In celebration of Restaurant Month we are running a series of stories related to restaurants and the food industry business in our community. Today, we take a look at one of the longest running restaurants in Emporia.

The Emporia Country Club began more than 100 years ago in 1911, when a group of local businessmen began meeting at the Mit-Way Hotel to discuss the formation of such an establishment. According to the July 13, 1961 edition of The Emporia Gazette, a number of properties were discussed and viewed as a potential locations for the club before Anton

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