To Tip or Not to Tip

Danny Meyer, an extremely successful restauranteur, has always been a forward thinker. He has never been satisfied with the status quo. In 1985, when he was 27 years old, Meyer opened his first restaurant. The restaurant, Union Square Café, was an instant hit with the public. Meyer didn’t have much formal training in business management when he started out in the restaurant world. More than thirty years have passed, however, and his empire has grown to include many award-winning restaurants at various price points. His casual Blue Smoke barbecue spot is…

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MSG: How Misconception and Ignorance Stirred a National Xenophobia

The Chinese food that we eat today, en masse represents a largely delicious, sweet and salty, sour and spicy cuisine that has developed into a vast array of morsels that represents a distinct historical chronicle to Chinese immigration in the United States.  What is a large commodity of the American lifestyle and cuisine choice in consumption, Chinese food has been historically represented as a casual and affordable option to dining but scarcely viewed as a fine dining option by American citizens. As part of one’s initial perception, locations and ideas…

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The Cheesecake Factory Celebrates National Cheesecake Day in a Big Way

Cheese plus cake equals … well, it equals great. So great, in fact, that cheesecake has been given its own holiday: National Cheesecake Day. And this year, The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating that holiday in a big way. On Monday, July 30, The Cheesecake Factory is launching two new fantastic cheesecake flavors: the Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake and the Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake. The new creations take classic cheesecake flavors and give them a fresh, delightful taste. The Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake features cherry cheesecake on a layer…

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Chick-Fil-A is Giving Out Free Food Today to Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day!

Grab your cow costumes and head to Chick-Fil-A! This might seem like a very random set of directions- and it very well would be on any other day. But not today. Why is that? Because today is Cow Appreciation Day! Well, what is Cow Appreciation Day? Best put by the business that declared this special day- Chick-Fil-A says: “Cow Appreciation Day is the one day of the year when it’s okay to dress udderly crazy in exchange for free food. It is our day to show our customer appreciation and…

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain

This Friday world-renowned chef and writer Anthony Bourdain, 61, passed away in a French hotel. His cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was working in France on a new episode for his critically acclaimed TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Many of his friends and fans, including President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama, have spoken about their interactions with Bourdain and how he influenced their lives. Trump said he enjoyed Bourdain’s show and that Bourdain was quite a character. Meanwhile, Obama exactly made an appearance on Parts Unknown.…

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