Restaurants Tackle Labor Crunch with Tech, Operational Changes

Restaurants are employing a range of solutions to tackle the labor crunch, including raising their pay levels and paying bonuses to attract workers, streamlining their menus and operations to get by with fewer staff, and in many cases relying on technologies to reduce the need for some positions. The growth of online and mobile app-basedRead More

FDA Investigates Bacteria Outbreak in Fresh Express Packaged Salad

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections associated with the consumption of Fresh Express packaged salad. To date, the outbreak has been associated with 10 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations, and one death spanning the following states:Read More

Tornado Victims to Benefit from David Burke’s Beef, Bourbon Dinners

To help rebuild the lives of those impacted by the tornadoes that ravaged western Kentucky on December 10 and 11, chef and restaurateur David Burke will orchestrate simultaneous Kentucky-themed dinners benefitting the Team Western Kentucky Relief Fund on Thursday, January 13, 2022. The events will take place at nine of his restaurants in New Jersey,Read More

Ritz-Carlton Diverts 100 Percent of Food Waste

BioGreen360, a distributed food waste management solutions provider, has announced the successful completion of a six-month collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City Hotel and Garick to develop a closed-loop program that diverts 100 percent of the Hotel’s food waste from landfills with the residual material being integrated into an all-natural compost product. The collaboration was conductedRead More

Chipotle to Open First Chipotlane Digital Kitchen

Chipotle Mexican Grill is debuting its first Chipotlane Digital Kitchen restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new prototype offers a “Chipotlane” and walk-up window for efficient digital order pickup. Chipotlane Digital Kitchens offer no inside guest access. The first restaurant is scheduled to open later this month and provides patio seating for guests to enjoyRead More

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