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September 9, 2013
When adventurous diners head out to eat, they’re often seeking the unusual or original — but not this unusual. Here are 17 strange and illegal dishes making the news today. A BBC undercover project last September found illegal and...
August 19, 2013
The “health-conscious consumer” trend of seeking nutritional disclosures at restaurant chains has become law in the United States. New legislation requires chains with more than 20 locations to prominently display calorie counts on menu boards. Nutritional Disclosures at Restaurant...
March 9, 2011
Economics and the principle of compounding help illustrate why the world will likely run out of food in our lifetime. Global Food Crisis Our current methods of industrial farming will not sustain the world’s population as it grows to...
September 18, 2013
Restaurant regulations can be difficult for restaurateurs to navigate. Here are six regulations forcing restaurants to adapt or pay the price. In July 2008, the LA City Council unanimously passed a law that banned the opening of new fast-food...
What do your servers say about your business? A great staff embodies the brand of a restaurant, but a bad egg can tarnish the establishment’s reputation in just one dinner service. Following are 30 common faux pas committed by...
September 12, 2013
Whatever happened to washing dishes if you couldn’t cover your bill? Running from a restaurant before paying (a.k.a. dine and dash) seemed to be a rare thing in the past. But we’ve come across more and more stories that...