Friday, May 26, 2017
VIDEO: The Top Five Grimiest Places in a Restaurant [Under 60 Second]
We did some research on what places in our establishments get the dirtiest, and we can’t say we’re too surprised. However, what we did find was relatively shocking.
DID YOU KNOWs…
A Burger King in Germany is being taken to court for leaving and distributing flyers around the Dachau concentration camp Holocaust museum. The BK franchise has been handing out flyers in front of the museum for years, despite being told to stop. Talk about aggressive marketing.
Pinterest has launched a new “Shazam for Food” feature that uses computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it. It’s intended to then recommend new recipes to users with similar ingredients.
A café in Australia introduced a joke gone viral that entails drinking coffee from an avocado. The menu option was called an “avolatte” to poke fun at hipsters until people started ordering it. Joke or not it will probably be found in America soon. SMH.
LET US MAKE MISTAKES FIRST
Why it matters to you: should new restaurants get a “grace period?”
In the past, new restaurants to open received a span of time where they were able to work out any kinks before a professional critic reviewed their experience. Unfortunately, now we live in a digital age where everything is immediately accessible via the internet. With all the added pressure on opening night, many restaurants don’t receive a grace period before reviews hit the web. A food critic from City Pages examined the issue of restaurant reviews impacting a new restaurant’s reputation considering most often, opening night is extremely chaotic. Where this becomes an issue revolves around first night reviews acting as a snapshot instead of a full-length review, causing people to draw conclusions.
Some new restaurants have even gone so far as to advertise a 20 percent discount for “bearing with their opening jitters” as a means to deter guests from leaving reviews after week one. Even in established restaurants, even the slightest setback can lead to a never ending chain causing hours in the weeds. What is more important is the ability to make mistakes in the early weeks and learn from them to ensure they don’t occur again in the future; one of the main reasons for the “grace period.” However, on the other side of the spectrum, some restaurants are actually eager for the press and praise whenever it arrives, as early as their first night.
A TIPPING TALE
Why it matters to you: a server receives a large tip from people with differing political views.
A picture of a receipt from a Washington D.C. restaurants has made its way through social media and has caught lots of attention. An African-American waitress was waiting on a table of white Texas men in the area for Donald Trump’s inauguration, and also days after she participated in the Women’s March. Noticeably the diners and server had very different political views, which was why she found the note on the receipt seemed very unexpected.
The handwritten note read: “We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people. Not race. Not gender. Just American. God Bless!” They also left her a $450 tip on a $72.60 bill.
At the time the server later informed people that she was in the process of moving into a new apartment was concerned about paying the initial fees. Restaurants will frequently cater to guests that sit anywhere on the political scale. Sometimes many establishments see problems including confrontation among guests and staff about politics which is why it is increasingly important to document stories like this. In an effort to be successful in the restaurant industry, at a certain point we must put aside our differing political views and focus on business. One of the tippers insisted, “it’s really our duty to make America great ourselves—not one person. And that’s by respecting and loving one another, no matter how much we disagree with them.”