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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

New UK law ensures servers don

New UK law ensures servers don't miss out on their tips

The pandemic has spurred a shift to contactless payments, however, it has presented some negative consequences for servers and kitchen staff at restaurants at a time when they need all the support they can get. Many servers and kitchen staff all over the world have been left without employment Read More...

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Michelin showers stars on several plant-based restaurants this year

In January of this year, a Michelin star was awarded to a fully vegan restaurant for the first time in fine-dining history. The restaurant, called ONA, is run by Claire Vallee, who opened her doors in 2016. We wrote about Vallee’s impressive rise to the top despite being denied bank loans due to Read More...

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This simple app supports both local restaurants and food insecure individuals

You may have never heard of Bento, but you might have seen it in action at a local restaurant without even realizing it. Created during the pandemic by Not Impossible Labs, Bento is a program that pulls together restaurants, individuals who are food insecure, and those wishing to make a difference Read More...

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Too Good to Go connects restaurants with customers to prevent food waste

Since it’s virtually impossible to know exactly how much food they will sell on a day-to-day basis, many restaurants and grocery stores are usually left with excess food at the end of the day – most of which ends up getting tossed. Too Good to Go is an app that aims to prevent this by Read More...

How ghost kitchens are helping

How ghost kitchens are helping restaurants stay afloat during Covid-19

Food delivery has exploded in popularity since the start of the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for restaurants that usually rely on people dining in. But for many eateries, the amount of delivery requests they are getting is more than they can actually handle within their restaurant kitchens, Read More...

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New program feeds our health workers while giving jobs to service workers

Food service has always been a precarious industry, but the COVID-19 crisis has heightened this vulnerability even further, with an estimated 10 million service workers having been left without jobs due to the pandemic. A new program wants to use the crisis to steer the restaurant industry towards Read More...

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California restaurants are incentivizing eco-friendly farming with surcharge

Restaurants in California are banding together to fight climate change in an intriguing way. Concerned eateries can sign on to the Restore California Renewable Restaurant program, which pledges to add a 1% surcharge to diners' bills and then use the money to incentivize farmers to implement more Read More...

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The power of purpose: 7 socially conscious restaurants to visit around the world

When it comes to the world of social innovation, some of the most interesting work has been taking place in the field of food and restaurants. Not only are chefs and restaurateurs pioneering food that is made in an environmentally friendly way (using ethical and sustainable sources, clean energy, Read More...