One in six Americans struggles with food insecurity. Yes, we said Americans. Yet 40 percent of all food goes to waste. While a good part of that percentage is derived from people throwing out half-eaten grub, another significant chunk of waste is generated far before a meal reaches a diner's plate.
Leading a double life wasn't exactly the hardest thing in the world, but it wasn't easy. I didn't feel embarrassed about my serving job, but I was self-conscious about the different personalities I needed to uphold at each role.
Beef prices are at historical highs due to low supply, increasing demand, the effects of drought and rising feed costs. Beef prices climbed this past year, and prices are expected to continue climbing 5-6 percent.
Nearly 9 out of 10 restaurants are embracing social conversation across multiple communities and platforms. Industry's marketing teams are some of the most creative in terms of both social content and real-time engagement.
If we really wanted restaurants to pay their workers fairly, we would require them to pay their own workers and factor that expense into their prices -- much like every other business has ever had to do.
Maybe this number alone will convince you: 20 million workers toil every day -- often under inhumane conditions -- harvesting fields, packing boxes, driving trucks, cooking meals, ringing up orders, serving tables, and cleaning up your mess.
Americans use restaurant visits almost like "micro vacations," especially when times are tough, because going out to eat is one of the cheapest ways to get out of the house for a couple of hours, he said.