Food Service

RestaurantsThe Takeout

Dining out at restaurants? Have some patience.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has been widely distributed nationwide and socializing and dining out are no longer tainted by an association with indiscretion and shame, you, me, and everyone we know wants to sit on a patio. We want to sip garnished cocktails with classy names out of precarious glassware. We want to reserve booths for large parties of our favorite people. We want to use the words “bottomless” and “mimosas” together in a sentence!
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18 bizarre and entitled restaurant reviews from customers who were very wrong.

People who work in food service are taught to act as if "the customer is always right," but in reality, customers might be one of the wrongest groups of people on the planet. And there's no better evidence of this than in online reviews of restaurants, where customers are given free reign to complain about, well, whatever they want. Of course, some customer reviews are legit—and can be helpful when choosing a restaurant. But it's pretty easy to tell when a petty customer is just using a restaurant's review section to air out their bizarre, entitled, and even delusional grievances.
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EconomyComputer Weekly

Collaboration challenges loom but UK adults demand hybrid working

The lockdown ordered by the UK government in March 2020 saw the average number of people in the UK labour force working from home at some point increase from 27% in 2019 to 37% in 2020 and the vast majority of them want to continue their new normal, according to a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Food & DrinksBakery and Snacks

Product showcase 2021: Limber up for summer with Pringles Wavy Pineapple Habenero, a deluxe Afternoon Thé from Paul and Kellogg’s first-ever virtual Special 5K

Pringles is embracing the summer heat with a sweet and spicy variant, along with the chance to win a tropical escape to either Hawaii or Mexico; Kettle Brand is also kicking off summer with some new flavours; Kellogg’s Special K has partnered with Black Girls RUN! to get your beach body back while you feed people in need; and Paul Bakery is adding a touch of French magic to tea time.
Congress & CourtsFood & Wine

Lawmakers Request Additional $60 Billion in Restaurant Relief Funds

On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would put another $60 billion into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), after more than 200,000 applicants were unable to receive relief during the first round of funding. Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021 would provide an additional $60 billion worth of relief to America's still-struggling restaurants. The bill was introduced by Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

Queen’s Birthday Honours: John Brownhill and Amanda Guest rewarded for NHS food service

A brother and sister who began producing food for NHS staff are among the everyday heroes whose selfless efforts have been rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. As the virus struck last year, brother and sister, John Brownhill, 54, and Amanda Guest, 58, found themselves inspired by the emotional viral video from Yorkshire nurse, Dawn Bilbrough, who made a heartfelt plea for shoppers to stop stockpiling food.
ElectronicsDesign World Network

Cord clips ensure safe, long-lasting designs

Interpower announces a new optional cord clip for all of its U.S.A.-made 3×18 AWG cords and the 3×18 VCT-F Japanese cords. The new Interpower Cord Clip is constructed of a glass-reinforced Polypropylene compounded resin for molding consistency and retention. The clips are set at an optimal 4.75 inches behind the plug, and are molded in gray (P/N: 65910020) and black (P/N: 65910010).
Financial ReportsEntrepreneur

Campbell's Shares In The Soup With Post-Earnings Plunge

Here’s a sign that some pandemic-era habits may be fading away: Shares of Campbell’s Soup (NYSE: CPB) were in the soup after a disappointing third-quarter report. The stock gapped down $3.22 or 6.56% Wednesday. Earnings per share were $0.57, down 31% from a year ago. Revenue was $1.984 billion, a decrease of 11%.
Food & DrinksPeter Greenberg Travel News

Food and Drinks Back on Airplanes

Remember flying before the pandemic, when so many of us labeled airline food as an oxymoron?. Then the airlines took all food service off their flights. And then we missed the food. Now, some airlines are bringing their food and beverage services back. Alaska Airlines has brought back hot entrees...
Personal FinanceFood & Wine

Should You Tip in Cash or on a Credit Card?

Ask a group of servers whether they prefer their tip in cash or on a credit card, and you'll get thousands of different answers. No, seriously, I asked this question of my nearly one million Facebook followers and quickly received over 3300 responses. The topic of tipping is hotter than a cast iron fajita skillet that's been sitting under a heat lamp for two hours. Everyone from servers to bussers to hosts, has a very strong opinion on tipping: cash is king.

What Will The Restaurant Industry Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Hope Neiman is the Chief Marketing Officer of Tillster, a leading global player in the burgeoning restaurant technology space. For the last year, the U.S. restaurant industry has survived by any means possible, enduring against some of the most challenging market conditions in modern history. According to the National Restaurant...
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Daily Dot

‘I’m having a panic attack’: Viral TikTok shows ‘overwhelmed’ food service worker crying amid understaffing problems

In a viral TikTok, a Louisville fast-food service worker in the midst of a panic attack sobs about being “understaffed” and “overwhelmed.”. @ceramictay posted a tearful video from her workplace, asking, “Can someone please come in and help us? I’m having a panic attack.” The caption reads, “When you’re #understaffed and #overwhelmed, and the customers won’t stop yelling at you.”
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Wide Open Eats

Why Do Fast Food Cup Lids Have Buttons?

If you've ever gotten a drink from a fast-food restaurant like McDonald's or Burger King, you might have noticed that the drink lids and sometimes coffee cup lids have random buttons on top of the drink cups. It turns out they're not so random after all. These plastic cup lids have places to make indentations for a very practical reason.

Toast POS (point of sale) review

Toast may not be the easiest POS system to set up, but the company’s well-designed hardware can withstand the rigors of any restaurant environment. We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices. powered by. Boston-based Toast is an all-in-one POS system with a focus on catering...

Will food trucks return to urban offices?

When office work went virtual last year, it forced the food truck industry to make a U-turn. Matt Geller, president of the National Food Truck Association and founder of an online food truck booking and ordering platform called Best Food Trucks, told “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal he saw many food trucks pivoting from lunch service in urban areas to dinner events in the suburbs where many people were clustered during the pandemic.