Category Archives: Restaurants – Industry Trends and News

The Name Game

Chefs share insights from increasingly common trademark disputes
When chef Waldy Malouf opened Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza & Penne in New York City, in 2006, he decided to name the restaurant after himself, as many rising chefs do.
“I foolishly named it … Continue reading

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Restaurants Make Shift to Cashless Payments

[Source: Restaurant Review]
Operators share why they chose to ditch the cash for a plastic-only operation
Credit and debit cards have been America’s preferred methods of payment for years. But recently, mobile payments and credit card perks have boosted cashless spending even … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Cracks Down On Unpaid Restaurant Internships

(Originally posted on RestaurantHospitality.com)
The Willows Inn will pay more than $149K after an investigation into a stage program
A recent U.S. Department of Labor crackdown on an unpaid internship program at a Seattle-area restaurant is a cautionary tale for the industry.
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P.F. Chang’s Launches Proprietary Wines

Originally posted on restaurantnews.com
Blends were developed specifically for the chain’s food
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has teamed up with Browne Family Vineyards of Walla Walla, Wash., to introduce two wines available only at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain’s 215 restaurants.
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Carla Hall to Keynote at MUFSO

Southern food influencer to address restaurant executives 

Carla Hall, chef, restaurateur and co-host of ABC lifestyle series “The Chew,” will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MUFSO conference, presented by Nation’s Restaurant News.
“We are thrilled to have Carla Hall joining … Continue reading

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When the Old Model Doesn’t Work, Change the Model

Six ways to solve your restaurant’s labor problem
[Restaurant Hospitality] Ask any restaurateur what the top three industry challenges are today and the likely answer will be: “labor, labor and labor.”
Minimum wages are climbing to $15 per hour and businesses are … Continue reading

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Originally published on Eater.com
Every year, the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list elicits the same round of responses. Chefs cheer their colleagues. Those who can afford it start booking tables for dinner. And the rest of us kvetch.
The usual complaints range … Continue reading

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Healthy Options for Business Diners

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Putting nutritious options front and center feeds employee and company wellness goals.
The New Year brings new health resolutions for business diners, and new opportunities for restaurants to support their efforts. Growing numbers of corporations also … Continue reading

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