Food and Restaurants

On average, Americans spend 100 hours a year in their cars and some people do their dining behind the wheel.  Add to that the rising cost of real estate in Central Virginia, and it’s easy to see why some restauranteurs are now offering gourmet fare and quality comfort food at gas stations.

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Comfort is a staple in the Richmond dining scene. The 15-year old restaurant is known for its elevated home-style cooking. But as of March, the restaurant has become known for something new. After paying their bills and paying their staff, the two owners have decided to donate profits to help fight hunger -- indefinitely. And for them, the cause is personal.

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A business owner says Virginia’s restrictions on advertising happy hour drink specials are unconstitutional.  Now he's challenging the rules in a federal lawsuit.

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The restaurant and food industry in Virginia is huge, making up one in every ten jobs and bringing in nearly $17 billion annually, according to the National Restaurant Association. But, as the Me Too movement has taken hold, so have women’s voices. From Roanoke to Richmond, people working in the industry say sexual harassment is common.

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A bipartisan push to increase access to healthy foods is making its way through the General Assembly. The proposal would create the Grocery Investment Fund, to help get new businesses off the ground in areas that need them.