food service

philadelphia

Philly Passes Bill to Give Service Industry Workers More Stable Schedules

The Fair Workweek bill will affect hourly employees across the food, service, and hospitality industries.
Bettina Makalintal
12.7.18
food service

Billionaire-Owned Restaurant Criticized for Minimum Wage Surcharge

"I ask that all customers who still have their receipt, please return to their nearest location and we will happily refund the surcharge amount."
Nick Rose
8.21.17
tipping

Guess Which Diners Are the Worst Tippers

Women, Democrats, and Southerners all have something in common, according to a recent survey.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.11.17
Pizza

Pizza Hut Waitress No Longer Homeless, Thanks to Amazing Customer

“That tip absolutely changed my life."
Jelisa Castrodale
1.22.17
politics

A Mexican Restaurant Allegedly Kicked Out Patrons for Supporting Trump

A Mexican restaurant in Sugar Loaf, NY is facing a backlash after a patron claimed that she was kicked out of the eatery for doing nothing more than supporting Trump.
Alex Swerdloff
7.5.16
New York

You Don’t Really Know Who’s Making the Food You Order Online

An investigation has revealed that dozens of restaurants appearing on popular delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless don’t even exist. So where is your food really coming from when you order online? You might not want to know. Enjoy those egg...
Alex Swerdloff
11.13.15
uk

Why Don't Brits Want to Work in Food Service Anymore?

New numbers show that about 33 percent fewer people are applying for jobs in the UK's hospitality industry compared to last year. What, no one wants free drinks anymore?
Munchies Staff
8.10.15
food crime

Delivering Pizza Is One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Delivering pizza is a semi-thankless profession—in which solitude is the biggest bonus—and one with a high risk of bodily harm. How can we possibly expect people to go out there and drive our food around?
Jesse Hirsch
5.8.15
crime & drugs

Despite Allegations of Starvation, Sex, and Maggots, Ohio Wants to Renew Private Prison Food Contract

Aramark, the largest private prison food contractor in the US, has been fined thousands for infractions in jails, reviving the debate on the economic and human cost of privatization.
Liz Fields
2.16.15
food service

Your Eggs Will Be Less Rubbery If the Chef Can See You

A study shows that when the people making your meal can see you, they'll put a little more TLC into your breakfast and everyone ends up happier. So you might want to grab those counter seats.
Hilary Pollack
11.21.14
Technology

Robots Are Quietly Infiltrating the Food Service Industry

From borg bartenders to empathetic robot coffee machine salespeople, robots seem to be quietly slipping into our lives in more visible—and curious—ways.
Hilary Pollack
11.2.14
Money

The Federal Minimum Wage Keeps Restaurant Workers on Food Stamps

Restaurant servers use food stamps at twice the rate of the general workforce, and the restaurant industry vividly captures the worst aspects of our economy: being surrounded by food but not being able to afford to eat.
Saru Jayaraman
7.26.14
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