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  • 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...
  • National Restaurant Assoc. Hails President Trump's Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Program

    06/24/2017 4:04:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Apps for PC Daily ^ | June 25, 2017 | Stella Potter
    It will also provide more funding and create a task force of business leaders to help promote the programs across new sectors, as well as assess the effectiveness of the job-training programs now in place. Trump plans to sign an executive order that would reorient and expand ApprenticeshipUSA, a grant program that was previously championed by the Obama administration and has been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. Trump's executive order also requires all federal agencies that participate in apprenticeship programs or workforce training to examine whether their efforts are duplicative or could be combined with other programs to greater...
  • 8 International Fast Food Chains That Need to Come to the States

    06/20/2017 12:27:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Spoon University ^ | March 23, 2016 | Megan Smith, Purdue University
    With everyone running off to various parts of the world for exciting spring or summer plans, it seems only natural to address an issue regarding the lack of international franchise success within the U.S. Aside from all the McDonalds’, Starbucks’, and KFC’s lining most street corners of metropolitan locations worldwide, other countries have a few delicacies they’ve been covertly keeping to themselves all this time. It’s okay, we’re here to reveal these mouthwatering fast food restaurants from all over the world in efforts to finally bring them to the United States. I don’t know about you, but I could go...
  • Restaurant die-off is first course of California’s $15 minimum wage

    06/17/2017 10:21:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | June 13, 2017 | Jeremy Bagott
    In a pair of affluent coastal California counties, the canary in the mineshaft has gotten splayed, spatchcocked and plated over a bed of unintended consequences, garnished with sprigs of locally sourced economic distortion and non-GMO, “What the heck were they thinking?” The result of one early experiment in a citywide $15 minimum wage is an ominous sign for the state’s poorer inland counties as the statewide wage floor creeps toward the mark. Consider San Francisco, an early adopter of the $15 wage. It’s now experiencing a restaurant die-off, minting jobless hash-slingers, cashiers, busboys, scullery engineers and line cooks as they...
  • Chipotle says hackers stole payment card info in data breach

    05/26/2017 4:28:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said on Friday hackers used malware to steal customers’ card data, including account number, expiration date and internal verification codes, from payment systems at some of its restaurants over a span of three weeks.... ... The information could be used to drain bank accounts, if a debit card was used, or to make credit card purchases, said Paul Stephens, director of policy and advocacy at the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.