Not wanting their slot machine seats and keno lounges empty for long, casinos kept their meal options limited to cheap steaks and vats of mashed potatoes, with people herded through rather than encouraged to linger and enjoy.
Employers don’t necessarily have the right to fire workers for social media postings involving the restaurant, as Chipotle found out earlier this year when an administrative judge ruled the chain’s social media policy violated federal labor laws.
In 2011 Minnesota passed the Taproom Bill, allowing breweries to sell beer onsite and fueling the growth of a local industry that’s ballooned from fewer than 30 in-state breweries to more than 100 in just five years.
Talking about the farmer-chef connection, Birchwood Café’s executive chef said it comes down to relationships and then being able to communicate to customers the importance of local farmers’ contributions.
People in school nutrition ARE lucky, explained Julie Powers. Instead of viewing other school districts as competitors, the way restaurants often view one another, this segment of the foodservice industry is all about sharing.