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Industry News Roundup - February 28, 2014

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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.


Member Alert: The Truth On Beverages At Brunch, 2/28
Late Monday afternoon, a slew of press reports began circulating that drink offers (particularly bottomless drinks) at brunch were illegal. This is not true.

City Council approves expanded paid-sick bill, Crains 2/26
In a 46-5 vote, the City Council expanded the paid-sick-time law Wednesday, its first major action as a new left-leaning legislative force.

Restaurant Worker Wages, NY Times 2/25
Opinion letter from Dawn Sweeney, President and Chief Executive of the National Restaurant Association

Restaurant Death a 'Wake-Up Call', Wall Street Journal 2/23
Carbon-Monoxide Detectors Not Required for Businesses

Sports Bar Chain to Pay $6.8M Over Tip Skimming and Wage Violations, Eater 2/21
A Philadelphia-based sports bar chain with multiple locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey has agreed to hefty settlement following a Department of Labor investigation of their tipping practices.

Obamacare delays lessen impact on restaurant operators, 2/21
Scott DeFife, the National Restaurant Association's EVP of Policy and Government Affairs, said the association's top priority is to get the definition changed from the way the law is written now — 30 hours — to 40 hours.


New Google Maps Give More Restaurant Info Than Ever, Culintro 2/26
Google hopes that potential customers won’t need to resort to a separate review site or listing index–they can make decisions on bars and restaurants right from the search page itself.

Nutrition study group: laser-focused on restaurant challenges, 2/25
Cheryl Dolven, director of health and wellness for Darden Restaurants, is among the speakers at the National Restaurant Association Nutrition Study Group. She shares her thoughts on agenda topics and the importance of participation. The meeting is March 11 and 12 in Atlanta.

CIA President Tim Ryan elected to NRA Board of Directors, SmartBlog 2/24
Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America, has been elected to the National Restaurant Association‘s Board of Directors, the CIA announced Monday.

Here's How the James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards Committee Is Selected, Eater 2/24
The members of the Restaurant and Chef Awards Committee are listed below, and to find out how the committee functions, Eater spoke with its chairman, the Seattle Times' Providence Cicero.

Bad online review? Here's how to handle it, 2/21
Listen to the National Restaurant Association’s webinar, “Responding to Online Reviews.”

National Restaurant Association Launches Operator Survey to Answer Questions about Food Waste, 2/21
The National Restaurant Association is calling on restaurant operators to participate in an online survey regarding how much unused food is donated, composted, or sent to landfills and other waste disposal facilities. The information gathered will be used to help develop new ways to reduce food waste in the industry. Operators interested in participating can take the survey at


Reduce water waste: Let resources, profits flow, 2/2014
California restaurateurs are responding to their governor’s call to reduce water usage by 20 percent as drought continues to affect the state’s reserves.


Our New Beer, Edible Ale, is Now Pouring Across New York City!, Edible Brooklyn 2/24
A quarterly collaboration between KelSo Beer Company and Edible Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and East End, Edible Ale will showcase beers made with different New York-sourced ingredients.


TEDx Manhattan Is “Changing the Way We Eat”, EdibleManhattan 2/27
Tune in this Saturday, March 1, for TEDx Manhattan’s conference, Changing the Way We Eat.

New Google Maps Give More Restaurant Info Than Ever, Culintro 2/26
Google hopes that potential customers won’t need to resort to a separate review site or listing index–they can make decisions on bars and restaurants right from the search page itself.

Food Truck Is Actually Serving IBM's Insane Computer-Generated Dishes, Eater 2/26
 IBM has partnered with the Institute of Culinary Education to bring the IBM Food Truck to life, serving up novelty food recipes voted on by the public at this week's IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas.

Fake Restaurants Delivering Food on Seamless, 2/25
Based on reports from Tribeca Citizen, the three restaurants in question, Joe's Noodles, AAA Asian Food, and Asian Diet Food, were delivering food from a fourth location. Andrew Moesel, NYS Restaurant Association Legislative Consultant talks with MyFoxNews on this issue. (NYSRA QUOTED)


Eataly Opening ‘Disneyland of Food’ in Bologna in 2015, GrubStreet 2/27
The slow-food mega-grocer is planning a $54.9 million theme park called Fico Eataly World, which, at its planned 20-acre site in the municipality of Bologna, will be larger than a dozen or more Eatalys put together.

Chipotle's comedy series is a new way to brand, but not all are amused, The Denver Post 2/17
Chipotle's "Farmed and Dangerous," a four-episode original comedy series that debuted on Hulu on Feb. 17, barely mentions the fast-casual Mexican chain at all.

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