Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

A wooden spoon gliding over cast iron. Barely tall enough to see over the stove, Lamar Cornett watched his mother, a cook, make his favorite dish of scrambled eggs. That first cooking lesson launched a lifelong journey in food. Cornett has spent over 20 years in Kentucky restaurants, doing every job short of being the… Continue reading Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

Business Should Be Booming — If Only There Were Enough Workers For The Job

Solstice Wood Fire Pizza in Hood River, Ore., made it through the pandemic. And now that Americans are eating out and doing all the things that were off limits, this should be a booming time for owner Aaron Baumhackl. Instead, Baumhackl is facing an unexpected problem. He’s struggling to find all the workers he needs… Continue reading Business Should Be Booming — If Only There Were Enough Workers For The Job

‘I get abused for my name – and restaurants always laugh when I try to book table’

A mum from Greater Manchester had admitted to being treated differently because of her name, from getting prank calls to weird looks when booking a table at a restaurant A mum who was named after the midwife who delivered her has revealed her struggle to cope with the abuse she faces on a daily basis.… Continue reading ‘I get abused for my name – and restaurants always laugh when I try to book table’

Government ‘considering new Tier 4 local lockdown’ with shops and restaurants closed

Local authorities are reportedly considering a plan B if the three-tier system in England has not made a difference by mid-November. A ‘tier three-plus’ or ‘tier four’ could be introduced Whitehall officials and local authorities are reportedly considering alternative plans if the three-tier system in England has not made a difference by mid-November. A potential… Continue reading Government ‘considering new Tier 4 local lockdown’ with shops and restaurants closed

Pubs, clubs and restaurants set to lose ‘far more’ than 500,000 jobs by Christmas

Hospitality businesses like pubs, clubs and restaurants will lose “far” more than half a million jobs by Christmas unless Rishi Sunak announces a new support scheme, industry chiefs warned today. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls warned the 10pm curfew, local lockdown restrictions and inadequate government support will tip stricken venues over the edge. And she said the… Continue reading Pubs, clubs and restaurants set to lose ‘far more’ than 500,000 jobs by Christmas

U.S. virus surge in June preceded by May surge in Yelp entries for bars, restaurants

The surge of U.S. coronavirus cases that began in June was preceded in May by a large jump in consumer interest in social activities like dining out and going to bars and gyms, website Yelp reported on Wednesday in an analysis of searches and reviews conducted on its platform. Justin Norman, Yelp’s VP of Data… Continue reading U.S. virus surge in June preceded by May surge in Yelp entries for bars, restaurants