DC restaurant hands out receipt-printed newspaper when you ask for the check

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The Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC, sure doesn’t seem to have much difficulty with change. While it might trace a proud history dating back to 1856, the restaurant has moved at least four times, added OpenTable reservations, and embraced social media in the interim. Now, the “oldest saloon in Washington” is touting a technological first: When your waiter hands you the bill, you’ll also get a second receipt-sized piece of paper with news that occurred while you were busy eating.

It’s called “The Latest News,” and it’s a service of PrintSignal Corporation, a start-up founded by former NPR president Frank Mankiewicz and States News Service publisher Leland Schwartz. It’s also not totally a new idea: 23 years ago, Schwartz introduced…

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