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Many of the restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be eased under two new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders that will take effect Friday.

The revised state health department orders, which ease capacity limits in restaurants and a host of other businesses while also allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings, last through April 19.

State officials on Tuesday announced that restaurants, bars and retail stores will be able to operate at 50 percent indoor capacity, up from 25 percent, though the 100-person cap from the previous order remains in place. The current

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A restaurant in the Baltimore area has paid more than $500,000 in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties after a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation found that the eatery was withholding tips and violating wage requirements.

Mezcal Mexican Restaurant and Bar – which has locations in Owings Mills and Lutherville, Maryland – had reportedly been violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements, according to a DOL release.

In 2017, the DOL filed a civil complaint against the restaurant and the restaurant’s owner for those violations. During the litigation process, the court ruled that the

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Oakland’s wildly successful vegan soul food and barbecue restaurant, Vegan Mob, is expanding to two new Bay Area locations this month.

A new restaurant at 949 Ruff Drive in San Jose is expected to open as soon as next Tuesday for pickup and delivery, while a soft opening of a new pop-up location at City Stations in San Francisco, at 701 Valencia St., will take place March 20.

Known for its hearty mob plates, barbequitos, and mob burger cheese rolls, Vegan Mob’s food truck will be riding solo on its opening weekend in San Francisco, but will likely be

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -Chris Ware wanted to bring awareness and support black business owners so he created the black restaurant and food truck week here in Topeka.

Ware reached out to several black-owned restaurants and food trucks–for one main reason.

“I just feel like we need to do this because for black history month and put a little unity around Topeka and the community and I don’t want people to think it is just for the African American people but it is to celebrate unity and community in top city,” said event organizer, Chris Ware.

The event had eight vendors

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It is the second time the restaurant has made this offering during the pandemic.

Vira Chudasma, owner of Italian restaurant La Riv in Temple, Texas, said that when people started hoarding groceries at the start of the pandemic, she knew she had to do something to help her community.

“Here I am with all this product on my shelves, our doors are closed and people are hoarding groceries and worrying about their next

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Since Feb. 15, at least 40 people have reported becoming ill after eating at an Arby’s restaurant in Springfield, IL. Health officials are investigating and an inspection on Feb. 25 still showed a food temperature violation.

Officials have not yet found the cause of the illnesses.

The Sangamon County restaurant inspection records show the original complaint about the Arby’s on Dirksen Parkway came in and was investigated on Feb. 23. Inspectors have gone back for four “spot checks” since then.

County records show the temperature violation found on Feb. 24 involved unrefrigerated sauces. Those sauces will now be stored in

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