Industry News Roundup - February 21, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Small businesses get grace period for paid sick leave implementation, GrubHub and Seamless started plans to go public, and Jubilee Conference was announced; Our team is on top of important news across the industry. Each week we will share with you a recap of important topics in the press. Stay tuned to stay informed.
names new VP of member strategy, PizzaMarketplace.com 2/20
National Restaurant Association has named Thomas Wojno as its new vice
president of member value and strategy.
Accidentally Discards His TipsForJesus Mega Tip, Eater 2/19
Angeles waiter says he didn't cash a huge tip left to him by TipsForJesus and
threw away the receipt because he thought it was a mistake.
Announces 2014 Food Writing Finalists, Eater 2/18
International Association of Culinary Professionals has announced the 2014 IACP
Award Finalists. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Chicago
on March 15 as part of IACP's 35th annual conference.
state regulations continue to transform restaurant dining, PizzaMarketplace.com
23, a Senate bill was passed in Maryland that mandates all commercial kitchens
to have allergy awareness training.
and Financial Trade Associations Announce Cybersecurity Partnership, Restaurant.org
this forum will serve as an effective way for the industries to discuss areas
of agreement, equally important, this forum will be a platform to discuss areas
of disagreement and seek solutions.
Restaurants in America, DailyMeal 2/2014
York restaurants account for 6 out of the top 10.
Beard Foundation Announces 2014 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists,
James Beard Foundation has released its very long list of restaurant and chef
semifinalists. On March 18th, JBF will announce the finalists and final ceremony
will take place on May 5th in NYC.
Extreme Digital Makeover Campaign, Restaurants.org 2/2014
is launched a members-only “Extreme Digital Makeover” campaign through March 14
to educate operators and suppliers on best practices regarding web presence,
email marketing, text messaging and online ordering.
win small concessions in sick-leave bill, Crains 2/20
York City businesses with between five and 19 employees will enjoy a six-month
grace period before facing fines for violating an expanded paid-sick mandate
set to pass the City Council.
for the Service Sector, Increasing the Tipped Minimum Wage, Huffington Post
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) claimed that the Democrat-controlled upper-chamber
would refuse to omit provisions from proposed minimum wage legislation that
would ignore helping tipped employees. (NYSRA Quoted)
Seamless quietly files for IPO, Crains 2/20
online restaurant menu and takeout-ordering service has made a confidential
filing for an initial public offering. The company was formed last year when
GrubHub merged with rival Seamless.
A Big Week for
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Hospitality News 2/19
this past week’s two announcements of large-scale rollouts of electric vehicle
(EV) charging stations an anomaly or a trend?
Dubai Restaurant Uses Touchscreen Tables and 'Chef Cams' , Eater 2/18
Interactive Restaurant has outfitted itself with tables that are also
internet-surfing touchscreens, allowing customers to browse the menu (complete
with photos), order, and watch their meal be prepared via a "Chef
Cam" which shows video feed from the kitchen.
Up! Food Businesses Find An Appetite For Bitcoin, NPR 2/18
restaurants to breweries, to even your and , the popular crypto currency has
inched its way into the food industry, as more vendors consider it a valid form
for Edible Manhattan’s Local Heroes for 2014, EdibleManhattan.com 2/20
year, Edible Communities its readers an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize
the dedication and work of our local heroes: the farmers, chefs, merchants,
food artisans and nonprofit organizations that feed us.
Bombe Reveals Lineup for Jubilee Conference, Eater 2/18
biannual food magazine Cherry Bombe has announced the lineup for their
inaugural Jubilee conference happening in New York City this Spring.
Harlem ‘Good’ Now?, NY Times 2/15
Rooster Chef Marcus Samuelson shares his experiences running a business in
York Tries to Rid Its Sewers of FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease), NY Times 2/14
expose that covers an overview of city and environmental impact of city wide
fat, oil, and grease disposal issues.
Theological Seminary envisions the next top chef coming from its Food Lab in
West Harlem, NY Daily News 2/13
Theological Seminary’s Food Lab is seeking a three-year grant for a
first-of-its-kind training program that would give Harlemites the chance to
learn the tricks of the cooking trade from big names in the game.