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Restaurant Review: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Fried Chicken Sandwich

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich became instantly famous when it was introduced, went viral, and promptly went out of stock last August, and the fervor it created rivaled Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, an ironic comparison given that the chicken sandwich actually has chicken while the pumpkin spice latte drink didn’t for its first ten years of existence include pumpkin.
While no one on the FBT staff is enamored of fast food, my occasional …

Coronavirus Update: Hubei Goes into Lockdown, Apple Reopens Beijing Stores, Death Toll Reaches 1,669

Coronavirus Update: Hubei Goes into Lockdown, Apple Reopens Beijing Stores, Death Toll Reaches 1,669

WEEKEND FACTS AND FIGURES
Chinese officials on Sunday reported 2,009 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and an additional 142 deaths in the previous 24 hours. On Saturday, the government reported 2,641 new cases and 143 additional deaths.
The total number of people infected with the coronavirus is 68,500 and at least 1,669 have died as a result.
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02-17 Officials in China’s Hubei Province have told residents to stay at home.  …

Coronavirus Update: Death Toll Climbs to 1,380, Medical Workers Infected, A Cure?

Coronavirus Update: Death Toll Climbs to 1,380, Medical Workers Infected, A Cure?

FRIDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The death toll and number of infections from the Wuhan coronavirus continued to climb Wednesday.  Officials in China reported 121 new deaths, bringing the total to at least 1,380, and 5,090 new confirmed cases that were recorded in the previous 24 hours. The total number of cases is now at least 63,851
In addition, Chinese officials reported that 1,716 medical workers have contracted the virus and that six …

Coronavirus Update: Massive Spike in Cases, New Diagnostic Criteria, Communist Party Official Ousted

Coronavirus Update: Massive Spike in Cases, New Diagnostic Criteria, Communist Party Official Ousted

THURSDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Chinese health officials in Hubei Province said Thursday morning that there had been 14,840 new cases of the coronavirus and 242 new deaths.  The spike in confirmed cases came after the criteria used to diagnose the virus were broadened.
The death toll is now at least 1,360 and the number of recorded cases in China is 59,493.
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Alaska Airlines to Join Oneworld Alliance

Alaska Airlines to Join Oneworld Alliance

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it plans to join the oneworld alliance as part of a sweeping new alliance with current codeshare partner American Airlines.
The Seattle-based airline said it should become a full member by next summer.
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Number of New Coronavirus Cases Spikes with Expanded Diagnostic Criteria

Number of New Coronavirus Cases Spikes with Expanded Diagnostic Criteria

Health officials in Hubei Province said Thursday morning that there were 14,840 new cases of the coronavirus and 242 new deaths, after the criteria used to diagnose the virus were broadened.
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The death toll is now at least 1,360 and the number …

Accor and SBE to Open Mondrian Hotels in Asia

Accor and SBE to Open Mondrian Hotels in Asia

French hotelier Accor and SBE Entertainment Group announced plans to introduce the Mondrian hotel brand to Asia and expand the brand’s presence in Europe. The two hotel groups (Accor owns 50% of SBE) plan to open a total of ten new Mondrian hotels by the end of 2021.
The initial three Mondrian properties will be located in Seoul, Bordeaux, and Cannes.  The two plan to announce additional Mondrian properties in Australia, …