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  • Uber for Restaurant Hiring: A New Service Offers Servers and Cooks On Demand

    08/22/2018 1:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | August 20, 2018 | Anna Spiegel
    A food runner calls out last-minute for a busy Saturday night. That might seem like small potatoes to anyone who hasn’t worked in the restaurant industry, but it’s the kind of situation that can throw service—and your dining experience—into disarray. These are the kinds of problems that Snag Work is designed to solve. An Arlington-based branch of the Richmond company launched in DC two months ago with a model that’s like Uber for restaurant hiring, providing on-demand, front-and-back of house staff to employers in need. The web-based platform, which is expanding to the Washington suburbs soon, currently fills nearly 2,000...
  • Food Fascism Gains Ground in California [semi-satire]

    07/27/2018 5:33:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Two San Francisco city officials are pushing an ordinance that would ban businesses from providing in-house cafeterias for their employees. The measure's co-sponsor, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, argues that "local employers like Airbnb and Twitter are wrongfully denying nearby restaurants the sales they would be entitled to expect if the cafeterias did not exist." "It's really about equality," Peskin insisted. "Just because you work for a generous employer shouldn't mean you aren't forced to go out for lunch like the rest of us." Of course, the "equality" aspect is tarnished a bit by the measure's "grandfather" clause authorizing those establishments that...
  • Supervisors move to ban workplace cafeterias

    07/25/2018 7:54:14 AM PDT · by MissTed · 103 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/24/18 | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
    New city tech workers dreaming of dining in workplace cafeterias may soon face a harsh reality — going outside. Two city legislators on Tuesday are expected to announce legislation banning on-site workplace cafeterias in an effort to promote and support local restaurants. The measure, proposed by Supervisor Ahsha Safai and co-sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would adjust zoning laws to ban workplace cafeterias moving forward, but would not be retroactive. Peskin said the measure, was inspired by tech companies like Twitter and Airbnb, which are widely known to have access to dining in their own buildings, depriving nearby restaurants of...
  • There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

    07/22/2018 6:15:31 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 150 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 07/22/2018 | Rod Liddle
    It may be that we’ve had all we can take, especially when these outlets are suffused with such self-importance. -------------------------------------------------------- The Red Hen is where the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, took her family for a bite to eat, and from which she was evicted when the homosexual staff recognised who she was. Her rude defenestration was supported by the restaurant’s owner, citing Donald Trump’s reluctance to allow transgender people to serve in the US military. It is, clearly, a liberals-only restaurant. They should write that on the front door, so that everything is clear, but as a...
  • Chick-fil-A named Americans' favorite fast-food restaurant

    07/07/2018 1:37:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 81 replies
    WSBTV ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    Forget the Golden Arches of McDonald’s, or the Whopper at Burger King, even the double double of In-N-Out Burger. Chick-fil-A is the tops for those wanting a fast meal. The chicken chain was named the favorite limited-service restaurant by consumers according to the 2018 American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Restaurant Report, USA Today reported. Chick-fil-A beat out other restaurants like Panera and Taco Bell based on interviews with 22,500 customers. They were asked about the products, services and satisfaction, USA Today reported. Specifically, those polled gave their ranking on a variety of topics including food quality and restaurant cleanliness, Fortune reported....
  • Failing Grade: Dallas Policies Protect the City’s Filthiest Restaurants from Health Inspectors

    06/23/2018 8:10:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 25 replies
    The Dallas Observer ^ | May 29, 2018 | Brian Reinhart
    On Aug. 18, 2016, the Lakewood location of Mi Cocina, a popular upscale Tex-Mex chain, faced one particularly unhappy visitor: a Dallas health inspector. The food safety report filed that day graded Mi Cocina at 60 points out of 100. The details weren’t pretty. Flies in the kitchen. No hot water for washing dishes. Cooked chicken sitting out at room temperature. In summary, the report concluded, Mi Cocina “fails to meet City of Dallas Food Protection and Education sanitation standards. 10 day follow-up inspection required.” That follow-up inspection never took place. Mi Cocina’s next health inspection came 221 days later,...
  • Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This: A New York chef spills some trade secrets.

    06/08/2018 7:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New Yorker | The April 19, 1999 Issue | Anthony Bourdain
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/04/19/dont-eat-before-reading-this
  • Cheesecake Factory: Employees accused of harassing Trump supporter for MAGA hat no longer employed

    05/16/2018 1:15:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WHIO-TV ^ | May 16, 2018 | Michelle Ewing
    MIAMI — The Cheesecake Factory says it has suspended a group of employees accused of harassing a customer who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat to one of the company's Miami restaurants. According to WFOR-TV, Eugene Joseph, 22, said employees at the chain's Dadeland Mall location taunted and threatened him on Mother's Day when they saw his hat bearing President Donald Trump's campaign slogan. Joseph, who was at the restaurant with his girlfriend and her family, told WFOR that staffers made insulting comments and tried to intimidate him, saying they'd hit him and knock off his cap....
  • Labor department could change how tips are handed out

    03/05/2018 6:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2018 | Gregory Bresiger
    “Servers, and in particular women, can receive larger tips if they touch their customers, call customers by name, smile, crouch next to the table and engage in other similar behaviors. This puts workers who depend on tips in a difficult position when faced with inappropriate customer behavior,” ROC wrote. Chaisson called ROC “the Scientology” of the restaurant industry and supports the government proposal. “It is a pragmatic and sensible plan,” he said. The Trump administration’s pending policy change would reverse an Obama administration rule, which holds that tips are the exclusive property of waiters.
  • Minimum wage hikes sending restaurants the way of the shopping mall?

    01/15/2018 11:31:47 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2018 January 15 | Brittany De Lea
    Eighteen states raised their minimum wages at the start of 2018, but increasing labor costs are strangling the dining industry so much that restaurants could soon face the same fate as shopping malls. "I think you're going to see thousands of restaurants close their doors," Willie Degel, "Restaurant Stakeout" host and CEO of Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, told FOX Business. "Fine dining is going to go by the wayside." The downward cycle seems daunting to Degel and other industry insiders. As costs rise, only so much of the burden can be passed along to consumers in the form of price hikes...
  • Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar to Close December 31 (Guy Fieri)

    12/30/2017 12:57:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Eater ^ | December 28, 2017 | Stefanie Tuder
    Five rocky years since its arrival in tourist mecca Times Square, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar from television rock star Guy Fieri will shutter. December 31 is the last day for the ill-received, yet still wildly popular restaurant that served as a touchstone for Fieri fans ... There were both very high highs and very low lows for Guy’s throughout the years — most famously when Fieri took home the top prize at the 2013 Food & Wine festival burger bash and most infamously when Times critic Pete Wells positively skewered the restaurant in an unprecedently scathing zero-star review...
  • Restaurants warn of menu hikes, layoffs ahead of minimum wage increase ( Colorado )

    12/20/2017 7:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 18, 2017 | Joe St. George
    DENVER -- Colorado is raising its minimum wage again in 2018 to $10.20 an hour. The increase is part of a constitutional requirement voters approved in 2016. It will be $12 an hour by 2020. ... not everyone is pleased with the hike. "I think we are going to see more and more restaurants use technology because it cuts down on costs -- your computer is not going to call in sick," said Sonia Riggs, president of the Colorado Restaurant Association. Riggs said most restaurants don't make much profit, and another sharp increase is resulting in potential menu increases and...
  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman
    .....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years.... In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion..... ....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits. More than 400 of them have signed a...
  • Minneapolis restaurants ask: Would you please use gender-neutral pronouns when addressing the staff?

    11/12/2017 11:21:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 122 replies
    citypages.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Emily Cassel
    It’s why, at Powderhorn’s May Day Cafe, a small sign taped to the counter bears a polite request: “The May Day Cafe asks that you use gender-neutral language when addressing its employees. Thank you.” A similar note, modeled after May Day’s, went up next to the cash register at Taco Cat’s Midtown Global Market stall in September: “Please use gender-neutral language when addressing our staff. Thanks for being a pal.” “I think gendered language is pretty integrated in restaurant culture,” says Taco Cat co-owner Tristan Jimerson. “I’ve been working in restaurants for a long time, and sir-ing and ma’am-ing people,...
  • Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games

    10/05/2017 10:58:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 5, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games
  • 90% of Americans don't like to cook—and it's costing them thousands each year

    09/27/2017 4:14:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 26, 2017 | Emmie Martin
    For some Americans, going out to dinner is a treat, planned and budgeted for. For others, it's just another Tuesday night. And Wednesday. And Thursday. And that second group of people is becoming the majority. The number of Americans who enjoy cooking is declining, while the prevalence of food delivery startups, meal kit subscriptions and culinary-centric television shows grows. In the Harvard Business Review, researcher Eddie Yoon shares data he's gathered over two decades working as a consultant for consumer packaged goods companies. Early in Yoon's career, he conducted a survey that determined that Americans fell into one of three...
  • Control Your Kids at the Restaurants

    09/19/2017 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2012 | E.T. Williams
    Control Your Kids at the Restaurants Control Your Kids at Restaurants, Your Kids Are Not Cute To Everyone, I'm Trying To Enjoy My Food, Can I Eat In Piece, It's Your Kid Not Mind, Get Over Yourself, Stop it please, You must be kidding, No That is not funny
  • The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs (2 articles)

    08/06/2017 1:33:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    The Cheat Sheet - two links in body of thread | August 6, 2017 | Various
    The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs Jess Bolluyt The Cheat Sheet August 6, 2017 Celebrity chefs are everywhere. They host reality TV shows, judge cooking competitions, publish cookbooks, and open their own restaurants. Along the way, many of them ruffle a few feathers. Many celebrity chefs are genuinely talented. But some have polarizing personalities. Some have boring shows and lackluster recipes. And others are, plain and simple, badly overrated. Read on to check out the celebrity chefs everybody — sometimes including their fellow chefs — loves to hate. More Here’s Why Guy Fieri Is One of the Most Hated Celebrity Chefs...
  • New York restaurateur: we axed 500 employees because of higher minimum wage

    07/11/2017 1:38:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
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  • HuHot Adding 9 Locations, Creating More Than 700 jobs (Midwest)

    06/30/2017 11:19:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | June 30, 2017
    MISSOULA, Mont., June 30, 2017 - HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC is enjoying a busy 2017 filled with growth. The chain has already opened 3 new locations this year with an estimated 6 more locations on the way. In addition, HuHot saw over 3% SSS growth and almost a percent in growth counts in their last period. With a strategic focus on loyalty, training, and value HuHot anticipates this trend will continue. The year of growth started with HuHot’s largest franchise ownership group, an affiliate of Sun Capital, FRC Group, who opened locations in Lawrence, KS, followed quickly by a location...