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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
Thrillist

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 03.23.2014 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Middle Class Miss Out On Recovery As Poor, Rich Grab Jobs: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

The job market may be bouncing back, but only for those making a lot of money or not much of it at all. Middle income jobs have accounted for only...

The 10 Worst Jobs In The United States

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

One of the nearly 13 million Americans looking for work? You might want to think twice before applying to these jobs. Fewer employment opportuniti...

Get Hired: Restaurant Biz Adds Half A Million More Jobs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

Here's some good news for the restaurant biz: The National Restaurant Association reports that more than 560,000 restaurant jobs have been added since...

What Your Dining Habits Say About The Economy

The New York Times | Floyd Norris | Posted 03.17.2012 | Business

Have you been eating more at restaurants with waiters rather than fast-food joints? If so, you are not alone, and that in fact is an indication tha...

Recession Hits Independent Restaurants Harder Than Chains

Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

The most recent recession hit the entire restaurant industry hard. According to a report from the NPD Group, the total number of restaurant visits in ...

Dave Jamieson

Arizona GOP Leader: Let Kids Work For $4.65 An Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped...

Restaurants Expect Record Sales In 2012

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.03.2012 | Small Business

While many businesses are still in the red from a slowly recovering economy, the restaurant industry expects to have its best year yet. The Nation...

Have Teens Stopped Eating Out? (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Once some of the biggest customers of restaurant chains like Chevy's and Friendly's, many teens are now avoiding dining out -- and the restaurant indu...

Study: Drinking Beer At Home Cost Europe Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

European beer drinkers enjoying a cold one from the comfort of their couch, instead of at a barstool, could be hurting the economy, according to a rec...