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Big Shakeup at Peter Chang, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Peter Chang at his Arlington restaurant
Peter Chang
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Chang makes changes

Peter Chang is taking action at his Arlington restaurant after controversy surfaced over insults his servers had written about customers in the restaurant's POS system (the insults ended up on their bill after an incident this weekend). Chang has fired two staffers, a manager, and even his own daughter from the Arlington over the affair (which involved such insults as "I have a small penis" written on the customer check).

"I found dignity in being a chef due to your support and encouragement. I need more of your help in supervising my employees, so my restaurants will be nicer places for you to enjoy fine food in the future, and I will have a stage to continue to present my culinary skills," the chef said in a lengthy statement outlining his decision. [WaPo]

End of an era — of nuggets

The Wendy's that operated for many years in the Courthouse neighborhood has been demolished, and ARLNOW has photos. The restaurant had closed in December to ultimately make way for an office building. [ARLNOW]

Cheapest of the cheap

Washingtonian really delves into the most affordable restaurants that made its Cheap Eats list this year. China Bistro, Pho 88, and Ravi Kabob are among the contenders. [Washingtonian]

Burger alert

Bourbon Steak has a breakfast burger on the menu this month. And it sounds pretty similar to the breakfast sliders Eater was obsessed with last year, so it's probably worth a try.