Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

Entertainment listings, April 19-26, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend


What: Amish handcrafted quilts, competition, exhibit and auction quilts, quilt vendors with materials and supplies. Quilts are displayed every day. Quilt auction on Saturday. Quilt classes, quilt/needlecraft and other vendors at the show itself and other displays downtown in the Gazebo Annex.

Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image.

Starbucks CEO hopes to meet with men arrested in Philly shop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing. Meanwhile, protesters took over the shop Monday.

Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK (AP) — Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.

The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S. beaches, parks and landmarks to hand over pizza, cheesy bread and other food on its menu.

Today's Special | New truck launches with free food for homeless

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man is launching his new food truck today by providing free food to the homeless of Champaign-Urbana.

Erasmus Diaz, 35, has started up Hunger Force Mobile Kitchen LLC.

Diaz said he has lots of experience in the restaurant industry and decided it was time for him to have his own food truck.

Entertainment listings, April 12-19, 2018


This weekend


First retail tenant at Carle at the Fields: El Toro restaurant

Champaign mayor Deb Feinen talks development Thursday at 7:40 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — Green Street Realty announced Wednesday that it has signed Mexican restaurant El Toro as the first retail tenant to join the Carle at the Fields development in southwest Champaign.

Today's Special | Penn Station subs offering online ordering

Online ordering has arrived for two area locations of a sandwich chain.

Penn Station East Coast Subs began offering the function March 26 on its website and mobile app, according to spokeswoman Caitlin Thompson. It is available at its area locations at 906 W. Town Center Blvd. in Champaign and 2 E. Main St. in Danville.

Krekel's Custard to shake things up in former Vinny's space

CHAMPAIGN — Popular Decatur-area restaurant Krekel's Custard plans to open a location in Champaign next to Jarling's Custard Cup and across the street from Hessel Park Family Dentistry.

It could open as soon as mid-April or early May, according to Taylor James, daughter-in-law of owner Troy Teel.