money

money

The Group that Owns Salt Bae's Steakhouse Chain Is in Serious Financial Trouble

Salt Bae is the chef and face of Nusr-Et Steakhouse, but the restaurant chain is owned by a holding group with $2.5 billion of debt.
Bettina Makalintal
3.25.19
money

Owner of Cashless Poke Restaurant Argues Anyone Without a Bank Account Is a Tax Evader

"Every single person that claimed they were unbanked, in my experience ... didn’t want to pay taxes or report their income."
Jelisa Castrodale
3.22.19
school lunches

School District Now Sending Kids' Unpaid Lunch Bills to Collections

One Rhode Island school district is playing hardball to recoup more than $45,000 of unpaid lunch balances.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.10.18
coffee

The US Air Force Has Spent $326,000 Replacing Broken Coffee Cups in the Last Two Years

Each specially designed cup costs approximately $1,280—and they keep breaking.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.23.18
WTF

Woman Accidentally Returns Costco Fridge with Her Life Savings in Freezer

Perhaps storing $35,000 behind the ice cube trays isn't the safest bet.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.24.18
Fast Food

What Happened to the Winner of McDonald's $1 Million Flexi-Disc Contest?

In 1989, a 13-year-old boy in Galax, Virginia thought he'd won the real-life golden ticket. His family suddenly had money—but with it, more problems.
Richard Parks
6.27.18
tipping

Millennials Are Terrible at Tipping, Study Says

It’s 20 percent, people.
Ian Burke
6.19.18
lawsuit

Man Sues Houston Hotel for $1 Million After Slipping On Lettuce Leaf

The court records call the incident a "textbook 'Banana Peel Slip.'"
Jelisa Castrodale
5.11.18
WTF

Woman Accidentally Enters Her PIN as a Tip on Restaurant Terminal, Is Now Out $7,732

Uhh, whoops.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.7.18
coffee

Grumpy Cat, Who Is Richer than You'll Ever Be, Awarded $710K in Coffee Lawsuit

The serially surly cat's brand has raked in an estimated $100 million since she became an internet sensation.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.25.18
money

Bananacoin Is a Real-Life Cryptocurrency—and People Are Actually Buying It

Developers say that in addition to being a good investment, banana prices are also easy enough for our parents to understand. OK.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.24.18
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Private Chef for a Gazillionaire Is Essentially Indentured Servitude with Perks

Once you’ve reached a certain point in life, any X amount of dollars past that won’t make you happier. I meet plenty of miserable rich bastards who are angry about all these things. They should be happy and live wonderful lives. But they’re just people.
Anonymous
1.13.18
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