Millennials spend on dining out but they tend to be the worst tippers out of all demographic groups, according to a survey for CreditCards.com. Ten percent of millennials never tip at restaurants and those who do leave an average of 15%, compared to the above-average 20% left by groups including women and people over 65.
School nutrition professionals in Oregon participated in an annual training event held by the Oregon Department of Education's Child Nutrition Programs and the state's Dairy and Nutrition Council. Rikkilynn Larsen, child nutrition director for the Umatilla School District, took the training previously and said she was able to incorporate some new dishes -- including a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich with roasted tomatoes -- on school menus.
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Wherever it is grown, riesling tends to have balanced sweetness and a fruity acidity, Tim McKirdy writes. Germany and Alsace in France are the best-known areas for this wine, but it creates interesting and local flavors in such areas as Australia and cooler areas of the US.
Google is planning to focus its diversity efforts on hiring more black and Hispanic women, who are typically underrepresented in Silicon Valley. The company employed 544 black women and 945 Hispanic women and Latinas in the US in 2017.
Founding Farmers expanded to seven locations with the opening of its newest eatery in Reston, Va., in April, with a farmer-owned concept committed to serving food produced on US family farms. The North Dakota Farmers Union owns a majority stake in parent Farmers Restaurant Group, and each restaurant has its own look and feel with locally sourced furniture and art.
Smoothie King has removed added sugars and artificial ingredients in a test at 76 of its units, and reorganized the menu boards into four categories, CEO Wan Kim said. Menus used to be organized by flavor but are now arranged around customers' intent, with categories including Fitness, Slim, Wellness and Take a Break.
Restaurant operators can take steps to foster a healthy, supportive work environment in the #MeToo era, and the practices can help lower employee turnover. "When you have a great, positive environment, people have a tendency to be very attracted to that and want to stay longer," said Sara Anderson, the National Restaurant Association's workforce development director.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery has upgraded its burger menu with never-frozen beef and new selections including the Chili Cheeseburger and the Holy Guacamole. The chain has also added new side dishes, including fried pickle spears served with cayenne ranch sauce for dipping.
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