Chris Stevens, owner of Kaboom Chicken restaurant in Toronto, hands an order to a customer in December. Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage took effect Jan. 1 and Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense.
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Minimum wages increases in jurisdictions across North America could have a big impact on the restaurant industry. Here's how restaurants are trying to adapt.
Health concerns about red meat consumption, as well as the environmental impact of meat production, have fuelled an increased demand in plant-based proteins among Canadians. These calves are shown on the Grazed Right cattle ranch near Black Diamond, Alta., in 2016.
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Canadians are increasingly invested in their food -- where it comes from, how it's produced, and whether it's healthy. Here are some predicted food trends for 2018.
Companies with no-tipping policies can affect customer satisfaction.
Some observers say we should eliminate tipping in restaurants because of the negative impact on workers. But how do customers feel about that?
Diners eat at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, New York.
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According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
Some restaurant-owners are grappling with abolishing tipping.
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Restaurant tipping came to North America in the early 20th century and has become well-established here even as the practice is less common in the U.K. and Europe. Is it time to rethink it?
We need to delve into the mucky complexities of fats, oils and greases in and beyond the home.
Five food experts peer under the bread to plumb the histories of the country's unique sandwiches, from favorites like tuna fish to lesser-known fare like the woodcock.
Dairy cows at a family farm in Chilliwack, B.C. Sylvain Charlebois, a noted academic on food policy issues, says the federal government’s proposed tax reforms will hurt family farms.
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Family farms, restaurants, other food businesses and the rural economy will suffer under federal tax proposals for small businesses,
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Research suggests that taking a photo of your food makes it taste better.
Capturing the moment for the internet.
Yelp and Twitter can help us spot food poisoning outbreaks quickly. But a new study shows the data favor some communities over others.
Do you know how much salt is in your food?
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.
Lighting, layout and music can determine whether you’ll be grabbing a quick bite or staying a while.
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The color scheme, the music, even the weight of the servers – all can play a role in getting customers to spend money.
Customers who arrive on foot, by bicycle or by public transport contribute significantly more to the restaurant trade than the business owners realise.
A new study shows that restaurateurs would be better off advocating for better public transport access to their precincts rather than for more parking.
An All-American meal.
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Chain restaurants vowed to make children's menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids' choices still aren't very good for them.
Yolanda Güse protesting outside a McDonald’s branch in Cape Town.
It doesn't happen often that a multinational will blink when taken on by an individual. But a passionate campaigner's successful crusade has shown how it can be done.
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In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.
Tokyo’s robot restaurant.
Restaurants can open the 'Doors of Perception', too.
A sign advertises a Hooters restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The money might be a little better, but the lewd comments and unwanted advances may have a negative impact on the mental health of waitresses.
Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren't only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.