Jan 15, 2013 — While underground dinners may seem like old hat to some, a handful of startups are betting the concept is just beginning to take off. But many supper clubs are still more expensive than the average restaurant meal, which may limit the market.
Dec 10, 2012 — The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
Nov 28, 2012 — Despite good intentions, tracking food waste with a high-tech software system just didn't work for one of Mario Batali's exclusive restaurants. Restaurants waste about 10 percent of the food they buy, but getting that to change will require winning hearts and minds.
Nov 27, 2012 — Food waste is a big problem — for public health, the environment and consumers. Chefs and restaurant owners seem like they'd be the least likely to waste food, and yet 15 percent of all the food that ends up in landfills comes from restaurants. Some restaurants are starting to take action.
Sep 12, 2012 — Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.
Mar 13, 2012 — Marilyn Hagerty's review of the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D., sparked snarky comments from big-city food bloggers. But she's got the last laugh. The 85-year-old grandmother is off to New York City to report on dining options there.
Mar 8, 2012 — Mario Batali needs to keep his hands out of the tip jar, according to his waitstaff. The celebrity chef and restaurateur, along with a business partner, have agreed to pay $5.25 million to more than 100 former workers who say the owners kept some of their tips.
Feb 3, 2012 — At the Fife and Drum Restaurant, located in a Massachusetts minimum-security prison, inmates learn to cook and wait tables. Regulars praise the tasty lunches served up at bargain prices. Prison officials say such job training reduces the chances prisoners will re-offend.
Dec 30, 2011 — From chi-chi restaurants to chains like Jamba Juice, beets are appearing on restaurant menus around the country. But one scientist says beets could be even more popular, so he's studying the compound that gives beets their distinctive flavor.
Dec 29, 2011 — What's not to love about a meatball? Restaurateurs are discovering these thrifty orbs as a comforting cure for hard times.