Restaurant Chains Big And Small Are Encouraging Employees To Get Out The Vote

Torri Donley

Election Day is a just over a month away and this year should present as much intrigue as ever, particularly as a global pandemic lingers.   

A number of restaurant brands are incentivizing their employees to participate in the process, providing benefits like paid-time off to vote or registration resources.  

There’s good reason for chains to encourage their employees to vote. The restaurant industry is the second largest private-sector employer—a big target to help promote the democratic process, particularly as a measly 56% of eligible Americans voted in

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Catering Services Market will Showcase Negative Impact during 2020-2024 | Increasing Popularity of Online Catering to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the catering services market and it is poised to grow by USD 187.56 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 6% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Aramark, bartlett mitchel Ltd., Compass Group Plc, Delware North Companies

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India’s food retail market to touch Rs 62 lakh crore by 2023: SBI Ecowrap

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a man sitting on top of a grass covered field: India's food retail market to touch Rs 62 lakh crore by 2023: SBI Ecowrap

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India’s food retail market to touch Rs 62 lakh crore by 2023: SBI Ecowrap

India’s food retail market is expected to touch Rs 62 lakh crore by 2023, driven by a shift in consumption away from low value staples to high value proteins (fish, meat, eggs, pulses, dairy products, fruits and vegetables), as incomes rise, said SBI Ecowrap in a report on Monday, October 12.

The report said the Indian agriculture sector must take advantage of such shift adding that “India is no more just a cereal granary and states are producing diversified crops and it is time that we go for white revolution.”

Mentioning the country’s export share of agri products, the report enunciated, “As per WTO data, India exported $37 billion worth of agriculture products in 2019 and had 2.1% share in world agri exports.” Although agricultural exports comprise around 10 per cent of

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Nacho Man shares recipes to get the best nachos

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Nachos are a go-to indulgence food, but there are some simple tips to take you to next-level snacking.

I love nachos.

Wait, that’s an understatement.

I looooove nachos!

That’s better. In fact, my nickname is “Nacho Man” because a night on the town included stops for nachos at three different restaurants.

Nachos are one of my go-to indulgences, and throughout my years of cooking in restaurants, I have picked up a few tips that have significantly raised my nacho game and can help yours. Not only will these tips help you make better nachos, but they will make them easier to make and share with others.

I make nachos a few different ways depending on what I’m in the mood for, and also who I am begrudgingly sharing them with. But my staples are as follows:

Homemade queso sauce

Quick pickled jalapenos

Fresh tortilla chips

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Owners of much-loved Liverpool restaurant say their ‘anxiety is hard to capture’

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The owners of a much-loved Liverpool restaurant have spoken out about the current lockdown restrictions and said “the worry and anxiety for ourselves, staff and suppliers is hard to capture”.

In an emotional letter Peter and Elaine Kinsella, the owners of Catalonian bar and deli Lunya, said the jobs of nearly 70 people are at stake ahead of the Government’s announcements.

So far, all restaurants, pubs and bars across the country have been told to close their doors at 10pm. More locally, in the Liverpool City Region, restrictions are stricter as two households are not allowed to meet indoors.

It is expected Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce further restrictions tomorrow for Merseyside, with worries stricter rules could be put in place for hospitality venues.

Peter and Elaine said: “In all our 30 years of running a business, we have never known a week like this one.

“We have had

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In a year of canceled events, what’s a catering company to do? Pivot, with tacos – Food and Dining – Austin 360

Torri Donley

In March, a local catering company called La Pera had 137 employees, some contract or part time, to help them serve food at the kind of parties and events that are a cornerstone of Austin’s social scene. Weddings and anniversaries, product launches, tasting events, conferences, corporate parties.

Seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, they have seven.

“There were days when we needed 75 people on staff, and now maybe we need four,” says co-owner Bethany DiBaggio.

Although she and her partner Rafael Rodriguez hope to eventually hire some of those employees back when Austin’s large-scale events return, a marker of normalcy that could be more than a year away, they aren’t going to sit around and hope the phone rings.

DiBaggio and Rodriguez opened La Pera in 2017 after meeting a few years earlier through the food scene. Rodriguez, a McAllen native whose family is from Guadalajara, had left the

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Food drive held for resort employees impacted by Glass Fire

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CALISTOGA, Calif. (KRON) — “Calistoga Ranch unfortunately was completely destroyed by the fires which really puts our 175 team members of that hotel in a very difficult situation.”

Exactly two weeks later, the resort’s parent company Auberge held a food drive Sunday at Solage Resort in Calistoga. 

At least 350 boxes full of fresh and shelf stable food were given out to employees.

“It’s an adjustment period right you got to get back into your space, there’s a lot of work to do,” Regional Vice President of Solage Todd Cilano said. “You start to visually look around you’re visually reminded of what took place.”

The luxury 5-star resort was evacuated on Sunday, Sept. 27 when the Glass Fire erupted.  

All resort guests, owners and employees got out safely before the fire tore through the property.

The site known for a peaceful serene getaway now reduced to rubble.

One of hundreds

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Consumers satisfied with pub and restaurant safety, sector insists ahead of new restrictions

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Most consumers have been satisfied with safety measures in pubs, bars and restaurants since lockdown lifted, the hospitality sector insisted ahead of new restrictions expected to be announced this evening.

A survey of more than 200,000 customers found that 86 per cent were satisfied with precautions put in place and 88 per cent were pleased with how well staff have followed hygiene practices and UK pub and restaurants.

Read more: Liverpool mayor rejects plans to shut pubs and restaurants across north of England

In total, 92 per cent of visitors across almost 1,200 different venues said safety measures had been clear and 88 per cent thought it was easy to provide track and trace details. 

However satisfaction with hygiene at pubs, bars and restaurants dipped from 77 per cent at the beginning of September to 71 per cent at the end of the month. 


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This Food-Themed Mechanical Keyboard Looks Delicious

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Artisan keycap maker Tiny created this “Smorgasboard,” a keyboard full of food-themed keycaps, over the course of 11 months. The design for each one is inspired by the letter or symbol it corresponds to, such as a stack of waffles for “W” or a chocolate bar for the period key (get it?)

Artisan keycap maker Tiny created this “Smorgasboard,” a keyboard full of food-themed keycaps, over the course of 11 months. The design for each one is inspired by the letter or symbol it corresponds to, such as a stack of waffles for “W” or a chocolate bar for the period key (get it?)
Screenshot: Tiny | YouTube

Even though I’ve been writing about video games and tech for a while now, there are still some subjects that I feel like I should have strong opinions on by now that I just…don’t. Mechanical keyboards, for example. I own one myself, sure. I asked for it as a wedding present solely because it’s pastel pink and, let’s face it, I’m nothing if not a basic bitch at heart. But if you asked me what kind of switches I’ve been tapping away at for over a year now, you’d get a blank stare

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This Coaster Will Ensure You Never Spill Coffee on Your Computer Again

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a cup of coffee on a table: The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store on Amazon can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. It costs about $18.

The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store on Amazon can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. It costs about $18.

a cup of coffee: TableCoaster Anti-Spill Cup Holder

TableCoaster Anti-Spill Cup Holder


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We’ve all experienced that moment of fear and regret after spilling a drink–whether it’s on the carpet, computer, or bed sheets. If you tend to be clumsy and want to spill proof your home, there are coasters on Amazon that can help you with that.

The TableCoaster from the CouchCoaster Store is essentially a godsend for people who do everything in their power to be cautious and still end up spilling their drinks. The coaster can fit various drink sizes and attach to any surface. With a removable adapter, it can fit mugs, tumblers, bottles, and cans. The bottom of the coaster has a micro-suction base that “creates a strong, temporary bond to flat, smooth surfaces like glass, plastic,

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