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Lessons from the food truck worker who was fired over a tip-shaming tweet

Aug 1, 2013
A New York food truck worker who tweeted about a big company not leaving a tip on a big order lost his job over the tweet.
Posted In: tips, restaurants, food and drink, Twitter

In France, resistance to restaurants' ready-made meals

Jul 5, 2013
Lawmakers in France's lower house have voted to ban restaurants from passing off dishes cooked off-site as freshly prepared on the premises.
Posted In: France, Food, cooking, restaurants

New York restaurant owner says tips not needed

Jun 19, 2013
Sushi Yasuda argues that staff at the Japanese restaurant in Manhattan are paid a fair wage and don’t need tips to compensate for low pay.
Posted In: sushi, tipping, restaurants

Want a side of security with that waffle?

Mar 26, 2013
A Waffle House restaurant in a rough Atlanta neighborhood adds a surcharge for a security guard.
Posted In: Atlanta, Waffle House, Crime, restaurants

Sit down, eat out? Not so much.

Mar 21, 2013
Darden Restaurants, owners of casual dining chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and LongHorn Steakhouse, saw profit fall 18 percent last quarter as sales slipped almost 5 percent.
Posted In: food and drink, restaurants

Getting America to eat more plants, one restaurant at a time

Feb 28, 2013
Former Baja Fresh CEO Greg Dollarhyde is slowly expanding his newest healthy fast-food chain Veggie Grill.
Posted In: Veggie Grill, restaurants, Food, vegetarian

What the minimum wage means at work

Feb 13, 2013
President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

Yelp partners with city health departments; New real estate technologies

Jan 18, 2013
Letter grades from the health department found in the windows of restaurants in cities like San Francisco and New York will begin appearing in Yelp reviews. And, the National Association of Realtors gets in the tech startup game.
Posted In: Yelp, food safety, restaurants, real estate, start-ups

The Cheesecake Factory to launch in Middle East

Oct 9, 2012
Casual dining chain, The Cheesecake Factory, is expanding abroad with 22 new locations in, of all places, the Middle East.
Posted In: cheesecake factory, Food, restaurants

A discount for a cell-phone-less meal?

Aug 16, 2012
One restaurant in Los Angeles tries something new to get patrons to turn off their phones: a 5 percent discount on their meal.
Posted In: cell phone, cell phone etiquette, restaurants, family

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