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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.

Pollo Tropical Makes A Successful Comeback

Pollo Tropical Makes A  Successful Comeback