Fundraising lunch to benefit Special Olympics set July 26 at Texas Roadhouse

CHAMPAIGN — Police officers from all over Champaign County are inviting people to eat lunch at Texas Roadhouse on July 26 to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will serve a pulled-pork sandwich, corn, fresh-baked bread with honey-cinnamon butter and a non-alcoholic beverage. Diners are asked to leave a donation for their meal, which is valued at $10.

Today's Special | Thai-Lao Cuisine food truck hits streets of C-U

URBANA — An area man has started up a food truck that sells food from Thailand and Laos.

Owner Phosay Sesavath said he opened his Thai-Lao Cuisine food truck on June 9.

McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illnesses in Illinois, Iowa

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness.

Papa John's pulling founder's image from its marketing

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur.

No longer chairman or CEO, Papa John's Schnatter still a big cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter is no longer board chairman after using a racial slur, but his image is still part of the pizza chain's logo and he remains the company's largest shareholder.

Papa John's founder resigns as chairman over racial slur

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the pizza chain's board after reportedly using a racial slur, though his image remains on the company's logo.

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Dublin's Pub closing at end of July to make room for 'new concept'

CHAMPAIGN — The downtown Irish pub Dublin's is set to close July 28.

It opened in 2011 as Dublin O'Neil's, along with its neighbor in the M2 on Neil building, 301 Mongolia, which closed in September.

"There will be a new concept coming to that entire building," said Scott McIntosh, general manager of Dublin's.

Top of the Morning, July 10, 2018

Working the popular beer tent at next month's Taste of Champaign is serious stuff. Turns out volunteers are required to attend a four-hour class to learn about how to hold a cup when pouring (45-degree angle) and how much head to leave (about an inch).

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws, citing threat to oceans

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans.

The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint.