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n. pl. bean·er·ies Informal
An inexpensive restaurant or café.
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n, pl -eries
informal US a cheap restaurant
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(ˈbi nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies. Informal.
a cheap, usu. inferior, restaurant.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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n (US inf) → billiges Speiselokal
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References in classic literature ?
Straight to New York they hie, and lay their goods at the feet of the girl who serves them beans in a beanery. Why, the alphabet itself connives.
After reading in Tuesday's Register-Guard about the plight of Indiana couple Andy Davis and Melissa Henige, who lost her bike and its trailer Saturday to a thief outside The Beanery coffeehouse, several local residents responded with offers of cash, camping gear - even the use of a bike.
CLINTON - The Colonial Tea House on Church Street will expand its hours for customers of the former Basket Beanery coffee shop, which closed yesterday.
Gary Charlwood (Uniglobe Travel), Steve Hammerstein (Int'l Center for Entrepreneurial Development), Russell Frith (Lawn Doctor), Rennick, JoAnne Shaw (The Coffee Beanery), Ralph Weiger (behind, formerly Midas Int'l), James H.
In October, 1994 Green Mountain Roasters of Vermont received kosher certification from the Orthodox Union, and The Coffee Beanery, Ltd.
When Andy Davis and Melissa Henige sat down at The Beanery coffeehouse in downtown Eugene Saturday afternoon to update the blog documenting their cross-country bicycle trip and the sustainability documentary they are producing, those six words are the last thing they thought they'd be writing next.
Fran Oyama, owner of the Basket Beanery at 94 High St., said yesterday the shop, which also has gift baskets, jarred gourmet foods, muffins and other baked goods, jewelry, ceramics and dishware, will close March 31.
Like Starbucks and Barnie's, other chains like Gloria Jean's and The Coffee Beanery are successful because they introduce innova five products and give customers what they want.
Saturdays, the Beanery at Fifth Avenue and Olive Street.
She was a founding member of the Coffee Beanery's Franchisee Advisory Council, on which she served until joining the MotoPhoto Franchise system a decade later.
Behind Gloria Jean's, The Coffee Beanery and Barnie's Coffee & Tea Company are running neckand-neck with 87 and 85 retail stores, respectively.
Saturday at the Beanery at Fifth Avenue and Olive Street.