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From the Challenges of Technology, Delivery and Labor Costs, to Sparse Growth Possibilities, the Restaurant Industry Faces a Defining Moment, Says AlixPartners Study

From the Challenges of Technology, Delivery and Labor Costs, to Sparse Growth Possibilities, the Restaurant Industry Faces a Defining Moment, Says AlixPartners Study

Consumer survey shows that travel and other experiences are replacing dining-out. High-frequency diners who patronize fast-food and fast-casual establishments at least twice weekly intend to cut back their visits by 8% and 13%, respectively, over the next 12 months Among those planning to dine out less in the coming 12 […]

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The Collaboration of Food Safety and Design: It's Not Just About Cool Colors and Kitchen Aesthetics

The Collaboration of Food Safety and Design: It’s Not Just About Cool Colors and Kitchen Aesthetics

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Recently, I happened to sit next to an interior designer on a plane, and we chatted throughout the entire flight.  She was telling me about her job as an interior designer, and I was telling her about mine as a […]

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Many Television Chefs are Cooking up Foodborne Illnesses

Many Television Chefs are Cooking up Foodborne Illnesses

By Francine L. Shaw, President Food Safety Training Solutions, Inc. Part of my morning routine is watching a national morning television show or cooking show while I’m getting ready for work.  Often, the on-air personalities make blatant food safety errors on national TV – which make their viewers think it’s […]

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Cocina Verify Enhances Consumer Confidence and Experiences When Dining Abroad

Cocina Verify Enhances Consumer Confidence and Experiences When Dining Abroad

Unique New Resource Verifies Restaurants that Follow Stringent Food Safety Protocols Millions of people worldwide get sick each year from improperly handled food and contaminated water. In fact, one of the most pressing concerns among international travelers is the risk of contracting a foodborne illness when dining abroad.  Now, they […]

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Case Count at 260 in Outbreak Tied to Restaurant in Upstate NY

Case Count at 260 in Outbreak Tied to Restaurant in Upstate NY

A restaurant in a suburb of Rochester, NY, that was closed by health officials the day after Thanksgiving because of reports of illnesses is now thought to have sickened more than 260 people on the holiday. Golden Ponds Restaurant in the Rochester suburb of Greece, NY, is believed to have […]

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National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

National Food Safety Month Spotlights Foodborne Illness Detection and Protection

In its ongoing commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM) theme: “Notorious Virus”- how to protect against the leading causes of foodborne illness. “Food safety and security is the top priority for America’s one million restaurants,” said Sherman Brown, senior […]

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Joe Food Safety Opens Its Doors and Offers "FREE" Job Postings

Joe Food Safety Opens Its Doors and Offers “FREE” Job Postings

Joe Produce Extends Job Marketing Services for Food Safety and Quality Assurance Food Safety and Quality professionals across food and beverage now have a friend in the job business — Joe. More specifically – Joe Food Safety – the newest addition to the Joe Family of Companies. Utilizing the same […]

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Pizza Ranch Linked to E. coli Outbreak in Nine States

Pizza Ranch Linked to E. coli Outbreak in Nine States

Pizza Ranch desserts have been linked to E. coli food poisonings in nine states, federal officials say. The outbreak started in December, mainly among people who had eaten at the Iowa-based chain’s restaurants, according to Brittany Behm, a spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behm said […]

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Chipotle Faces No-Win Scenario as Crisis Taints Its Every Move

Chipotle Faces No-Win Scenario as Crisis Taints Its Every Move

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. responded quickly when four of its workers called in sick last week with suspected cases of norovirus. The Boston-area restaurant was shuttered for cleaning, and no customers got ill. The company’s management considers that a successful outcome – a sign its updated health protocols are working. […]

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Food Safety, Labor Costs, Superfluous Technology Lead List of Concerns for Restaurant Chains, Says AlixPartners Study

Food Safety, Labor Costs, Superfluous Technology Lead List of Concerns for Restaurant Chains, Says AlixPartners Study

Even though restaurant chains seem to have been enjoying some positive macroeconomic tailwinds of late—from lower food-commodity prices to dramatically lower gasoline prices that have freed up funds for dining out—the industry today faces an array of formidable challenges. These include ensuring food safety in the wake of such incidents […]

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Chipotle Served With New Subpoena as Criminal Probe Expands

Chipotle Served With New Subpoena as Criminal Probe Expands

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. received a subpoena expanding the scope of a federal criminal probe into a norovirus outbreak in California, renewing concerns that its food-safety crisis isn’t over. The subpoena was served by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Central District of California on Jan. 28, the Denver-based company […]

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Why Shake Shack's CEO still eats Chipotle burritos

Why Shake Shack’s CEO still eats Chipotle burritos

Shake Shack’s CEO, Randy Garutti, tells CNNMoney’s Cristina Alesci why Chipotle’s troubles are a great reminder about food safety, and why millennials are willing to pay more for quality.

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Chipotle Outbreak Leads to Federal Subpoena

Chipotle Outbreak Leads to Federal Subpoena

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N), under scrutiny for months over outbreaks of foodborne illness across several U.S. states, said on Wednesday it was served with a subpoena in a federal criminal probe linked to a norovirus case in California last year. Shares of the burrito chain fell more than 5 […]

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Chipotle Stock Plunges Again on New E. Coli Fears

Chipotle Stock Plunges Again on New E. Coli Fears

Wall Street is very very worried that those long lines at Chipotle around lunchtime may be a thing of the past following reports of more E. coli cases tied to the popular Mexican food chain. Shares of Chipotle (CMG) fell 5% Tuesday and dipped below $500 for the first time […]

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