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McDonald’s turns big profit

• McDonald’s announced its consolidated revenues increased 12 percent last year to a record high of $27 billion.



County Commission OK’s hillside plan

• County Commission approved its Ridgetop and Hillside Protection Plan last week, with the caveat it is only advisory in nature.



Starbucks alcohol test extends to Atlanta

• Starbucks will begin offering beer and wine sales at four to six stores in Atlanta later this year, continuing to test a concept it pioneered in Seattle in 2010.


Ryan’s in Oak Ridge closing

• Buffets Inc., parent company of Ryan’s restaurants, among others, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is closing underperforming stores, including the Ryan’s in Oak Ridge.



Local restaurant health scores:

• Baskin Robbins, 11051 Parkside Drive — 91

• Domino’s Pizza, 11408 Kingston Pike — 83

• Five Guys, 10922 Parkside Drive — 97

• Hampton Inn & Suites, 11340 Campbell Lakes Drive — 83

• Keva Juice, 11015 Parkside Drive — 90

• Menchie’s, 11162 Parkside Drive — 90

• Parkside Tavern, 338 N. Peters Road — 100

• Popeye’s, 615 Watt Road — 87

• Sonic, 10704 Kingston Pike — 90

• Starbucks, 11038 Parkside Drive — 95

• Waffle House, 507 Lovell Road — 86

 

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