Author Archives: patrice

The Alcatraz Restaurant

I have never had the desire to dine in a prison, but apparantly there are people who love the experience.  You are handcuffed and led to a table set up in an actual prison.  This would not lead to a...

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Hardees Adds Fried Bologna Biscuit

Tapping into Southern traditions, Hardee’s restaurants on Monday introduced a Fried Bologna Biscuit at participating locations. The new item features a thick-cut slice of grilled Oscar Mayer bologna topped with American cheese and a folded egg served on Hardee’s signature...

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After 48 years, Julie Child has a best seller – butter and all!

Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned. The...

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KFC Confirms Test of Meaty Double Down

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2009) Sister chain Taco Bell may use the tag line “Think outside the bun,” but KFC actually is putting that philosophy into practice with the test of a new product: the Double Down. The “sandwich” replaces bread...

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People Are Talking

It's nice when other blogs are talking about Patrice & Associates.  Francorp is one of the top companies world-wide that help people franchise their business.  Here is what was said on their blog. "When Patrice Rice came to meet us nearly...

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World’s First Underwater Restaurant

This restaurant has just moved to the top of my "bucket list"! World's first ever undersea restaurant called Ithaa was opened at the Maldives Hilton Resort & Spa. Dine 5 metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater...

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Crash In a Jet Plane Hotel

Near a beach that's within Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, the Hotel Costa Verde doesn't lack for great sights. But few are as amazing as its own 727 Fuselage Suite, a salvaged 1965 Boeing 727-100 that looks as...

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Your Escape Pod Awaits

Colored bright-orange for easy visibility, the '70s-era escape pods that make up the Capsule Hotel once hung outside oil rigs, ready to be deployed in case of an evacuation. Recycled by self-proclaimed "garbage architect" Denis Oudendijk, the fleet of pods...

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Casual Dining Shows Signs of a Turnaround

 Joe’s Crab Shack  plans to open several new stores in the coming months, breaking ranks with many other operators in the beleaguered casual-dining segment. “We are very optimistic,” said Kevin Cottingim, senior vice president of human resources for the 113-unit, Houston-based...

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