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Dairy Farmers of America Inc. is in talks to buy the nation's largest milk processor, which announced Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dallas-based Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) plans to use the protection to support its business operations and address debt and unfunded pension obligations, “while it works toward an orderly and efficient sale.”

Dean also said it in “engaged in advanced discussions” with DFA about a sale of the company's assets. DFA, a cooperative based in Kansas…

Local restaurateur Pauline Guiragoss focused on French and Mediterranean food with her two previous eateries, Gitan Bistro Cru and #Foodies. For her latest project, she's turning to American fare with an international twist and a helping of Scandinavian-inspired hospitality.

Guiragoss plans to open her new cafe, Hygge, in the coming weeks at 1801 E. Lombard St. in Upper Fells Point. The restaurant's name, pronounced “hoo-gah,” is a Danish word describing a feeling of coziness and companionship.


The efforts have been in the works for nearly four years with fits and starts and funding issues.

Guy Fieri is bringing Flavortown to Music City and Tennessee.

Chicken Guy!, a chain launched by Guy Fieri and restaurateur Robert Earl, has signed a franchise agreement with Johnson City-based Face Hospitality to bring the chain to downtown Nashville and several East Tennessee cities, according to a news release.

The Nashville location, which is set to open next year, will be located at 139 Second Ave. N.

Chicken Guy! is also planning locations in Knoxville, Gatlinburg and Johnson City.


A local chef owner of one of the top restaurants in Birmingham is bringing a new bar concept to Mountain Brook Village.

Deepening roots through the arts is one of the handful of key objectives set forth by ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action. One way that ArtsWave funding accomplishes this goal is through a set of grants that provide experiences that engage young professionals, the future leaders of our region. Research from Americans for the Arts shows that those who engage in the arts are more likely to be civically engaged within their community. The funding comes from YP donors, and the programs are chosen…

Devon Seafood + Steak closed its location at Bayshore in Glendale.

The restaurant is the latest tenant to exit the shopping center, which is now in the midst of a redevelopment. Devon opened in 2006, according to OnMilwaukee.

In a message posted to Facebook Tuesday morning, Devon announced the decision to close, describing it as “the last option.”

“Devon Milwaukee was challenged with high rent and increased operating costs, which ultimately led us to the difficult … decision to close,…

Debtwire Restructuring Editor Reshmi Basu talks about NPC International's struggles with its Pizza Hut and Wendy's locations and two distressed loans totaling $210 million.

The Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix on Roosevelt Row has recruited an award-winning chef from Chicago to run its new restaurant, which is set to open Nov. 26.

The hotel restaurant, which will be open to both Cambria guests and the general public, will be called Poppy and have a menu comprised of globally inspired dishes made with local ingredients. It will be on the ground floor of the hotel, which is located at the northwest corner of Portland and Third streets.

Poppy will be led by executive…

After experiencing “a lot of demand for production in a short amount of time,” officials said, M'tucci's Restaurants is doubling down on the wholesale side of its business.

M'tucci's announced it will close its M’tucci’s Italian Café & Market at 6001 Winter Haven Road NW at the end of the month to convert it to a space to scale up its wholesale operations. M'tucci's will add office space and storage to the space to accommodate the change.

John Haas, managing partner with M'tucci's, said the…