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BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

ATLANTA – Whether it’s after a hard day of work or at the beginning of a long night of partying, everyone loves a cheap brew. Around Atlanta there are plenty of places to get a cold, cheap pilsner full-o-ale however, the Where U Live has compiled a list of the places we think you would like.

Put a quarter in the old jukebox and relax at the, refurbished, Ponce de Leon mainstay dive restaurant. The Local also offers cheap pitchers and amazing wings. The restaurant has fourteen beers on tap, including: Hoegaarden, Pabsts Blue Ribbon, Fat Tire and Loose Cannon. All beers are served in pint glasses, the cheapest being their PBR for $2.75; they, also, offer bottles of Miller Highlife for $2.50. The Local is located at 758 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

It has one of the better patios in the Atlanta area and it only holds about ten people. Popular Virginia Highland tavern, Moe’s and Joe’s offers the cheapest beer around.

FAYETTEVILLE: This Is It! BBQ fined for labor violations

FAYETTEVILLE: This Is It! BBQ fined for labor violations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A popular local restaurant chain was accused of numerous violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This Is It! BBQ & Seafood owed $104,089 in back wages to 230 employees at five of its locations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The restaurant was also fined $1,867 for allowing minors to work later than allowed by federal law.

The investigation found that two This Is It! restaurants in Decatur, as well as the locations in Fayetteville, Lithonia and East Point, failed to pay employees extra for working overtime and did not pay minimum wage to those who worked for tips. The company also allowed employees under age 16 to work later than 9 p.m. during the summer and 7 p.m. at other times of the year, which violates the FLSA's restrictions for young workers.

New restaurants come to College Park's Main St.

New restaurants come to College Park's Main St.

College Park, GA -- 

The Corner Grille’ - 3823 Main St.

The Corner Grille’,  the quaint new dining spot on Main Street in College Park boasts a Breakfast and Lunch menu where patrons can enjoy contemporary American cuisine with a Louisiana Infusion, including Beignets, flavored coffee and Po Boy sandwiches.

Owners Julian and Annette Nabaa said they chose downtown College Park for its historic look. “We love the look of old buildings being put back to new use,” said Julian Nabaa.

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.