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Why Department of Labor Pick Puzder is a Threat to Women

Linda Meric | Posted 01.24.2017 | Women
Linda Meric

Working women and our families saw important gains under the leadership of the Obama Administration's Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Secretary Hi...

Experts Continue to Speculate About What Trump's Victory Means for the Food Industry

Grub Street | Posted 11.16.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) By Clint Rainey One downside of electing Donald Trump -- a man who once took five positions on abortion in three da...

Restaurants Are Key to Training America's Workforce

Dawn Sweeney | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Dawn Sweeney

As the first semester of the new school year is well underway for millions of students across the United States, we want to recognize the growing numb...

There’s A Shortage Of Cooks In America. Here’s The Simple Solution.

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business

Despite what some viral videos would have you believe, there are too few cooks in America. High-end restaurants are having trouble finding cooks who a...

What You Need To Know About Gleaning

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

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.

What I Learned About My Career From Leading A Double Life

Catherine LeClair | Posted 05.21.2016 | Women
Catherine LeClair

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.

How Much Does A Food Truck Cost?

Open for Business | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste
Open for Business

"It's not uncommon for the day to start around 6 a.m. and finish at midnight."

How Will the Restaurant Industry React to Rising Beef Prices?

Erik Oberholtzer | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Erik Oberholtzer

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.

Key Marketing Lessons From Top 25 Restaurant Brands

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Ekaterina Walter

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.

80 Percent Of Female Restaurant Workers Say They've Been Harassed By Customers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

If you’re a waitress, sexual harassment is just part of the job. Eighty percent of women working in the restaurant industry report being harasse...

'We've Both Been In Your Shoes': Couple Leaves 150% Tip For Busy Waiter Despite Poor Service

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.02.2014 | Good News

A little bit of empathy can make all the difference for someone who is having a rough day. When Makenzie and Steven Schultz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ...

Restaurant That Banned Tips Gives All Gratuity To Charity And Pays Workers Competitive Wages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact

Updated July 14, 2014: 11:30 a.m. EST A new restaurant in San Antonio has a policy that's challenging the status quo and raising some eyebrows in t...

Things You Have To Explain To People Who've Never Worked In Kitchens

Thrillist | Posted 08.27.2014 | Taste

Unless you've worked in a kitchen, it's hard to understand the chaotic dance of a dinner rush.

The Incredibly True Adventure of a Lesbian Bartender in the Big Apple

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

It is truly a remarkable thing to witness time and time again the way men, women, locals and foreigners become obsessed with the fact that I'm a dyke. It happens at least five times a night.

My Hot Dog Adventures

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

Is your business your mistress? Is it a long-awaited hot dog in fat camp? If not, maybe it's time to find out what is.

Jillian Berman

Study: McDonald's Low Wages Cost Taxpayers $1.2 Billion Per Year | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

The fast food industry’s low wages are costing us all, new research finds. Taxpayers are shelling out $1.2 billion a year to help pay workers at ...

Dave Jamieson

Man Alleges Wage Theft, Gets Detained By Feds | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, Antonio Vanegas took a job at a pita shop inside the food court at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade C...

World's 50 Best Restaurant List Shows Women And Minorities Shut Out Of Restaurant Industry

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Despite the 2013 world's best restaurant hailing from Spain, you'd be hard pressed to find a person of color among the annual ranking of highly regard...

7 Out Of 10 Lowest Paying Jobs Are In Food Industry

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

A recent analysis from U.S. News and World Report reveals that 7 of the 10 lowest paying jobs in America are in the food industry, citing 2012 data fr...

We Serve You -- We Aren't Servants

Food Politic | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business
Food Politic

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Care About Food Workers

Michele Simon | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

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.

Dave Jamieson

The Obama Proposal That Frightens The Business Lobby | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) only needed a single night's sleep before throwing cold water on one of the most significant proposa...

Want An "Offshore-proof" Job?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.19.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

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.

Vast Majority Food Industry Workers Don't Make Enough Money To Live On

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

What did you have for breakfast today? Chances are good it came to you by way of someone barely making a living. A new report from the Food Chai...

WATCH: Ex-Banker Takes Huge Pay Cut To Open Butcher Shop

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Ex-banker Terry Walsh isn't a victim of the financial crisis, so why did he leave his high-paying job to open a butcher shop? "This is my dream, an...