Making the Most of April Fools’ Day in the Restaurant

April's Fools Prank

I'll be the first to admit that I am probably one of the more gullible people I know. This can be a problem on days like today, April Fools Day, when people take advantage of souls like mine that just aren't quite as adept at picking out the untruths in even the most unbelievable stories. However, I will say that I do get a good laugh out of the witty things people come up with, especially if it's a large scale prank. Today, I've rounded up ...

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What Not to Do When Dining in a Restaurant

Posted on March 23, 2011
Dining Out

When you go out to dinner, you expect great food and great service. The trouble is, some people believe that going out for dinner means also being entitled to acting like royalty. The following tips provide an outline of what not to do for all the respectful, polite diners out there who respect the hard-working waiters/servers/baristas/food runners and other industry laborers. However, if you are in the business of pissing people off, then ...

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The Challenges of Serving Healthy School Lunches

Posted on March 18, 2011
healthy school lunch

School lunches are notorious for being reheated batches of over-processed food-like substances, making them one of the big targets in the fight against childhood obesity. With the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, concerned parents, school board members and politicians (including Michelle Obama) are looking for ways to provide healthy school lunches for America’s school children. However, there are several challenges to overcome, ...

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Why Restaurants Get Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

st. pats restaurant

Worried that you can't compete with the Irish bar down the street this St. Patrick's Day? Don't be. Research shows that most people are just looking for a good time, green beer or not.

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Why a Commercial Refrigerator Belongs in a Commercial Kitchen

Posted on March 9, 2011
Supera Refrigerator

The other day I was surveying my home refrigerator and wishing, really wishing, that I had a commercial refrigerator instead of a home refrigerator. It’s funny how quickly refrigerator space just disappears when you live in an apartment and you have a huge appetite. I feel like every time I come home from a grocery run, I have to pry open new spaces between old bottles of salad dressing and stacks of leftovers in reusable containers. I ...

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