US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has received nearly 1,500 comments on her 11 competitive-grant priorities. The National Coalition for Public Education said it does not support grants for voucher programs that do not support all students; others, such as Amazon, called for even more support for computer science.
London-based Yo! Sushi has paid about $78 million to buy Bento Sushi, which operates more than 600 restaurants in Canada and the US. Toronto-based Bento also supplies sushi to 1,700 other companies including supermarkets.
Austin is welcoming a spate of Peruvian-inspired restaurants, like Yuyo, which serves Peruvian cocktails and made-to-order ceviche from a raw bar. Llama's Peruvian Creole opened its second trailer this year, creating traditional fare like aji de gallina, which is pulled chicken in yellow pepper sauce, and ice cream made with an Andean fruit called lucuma.
Sake can serve as a fitting substitute for white wine and pairs well with non-Japanese dishes, according to O Ya and Covina co-owner Nancy Cushman. Nigori-style unfiltered sake complements Thai food by cooling down spices, while junmai works well with Italian fare.
Food-delivery startup Deliveroo has raised another $98 million, bringing its total funding to nearly $1 billion. The firm, which operates in 200 cities worldwide, will use the funds to expand into new markets, acquire more technology and add shipping crate kitchens for participating restaurants.
The worst thing a leader or organization can do is fail to recognize the hard work of employees, says former Yum CEO David Novak. "[L]ook for employees who are accomplishing their goals, daily, monthly or even longer, and reward them with something that shows your gratitude for their accomplishment," David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom write.
Online grocer Movebutter launched earlier this year with the goal of delivering its members a curated selection of high-quality groceries while cutting out many of the inefficiencies associated with traditional food retail models. The retailer is one of several companies innovating in the grocery industry, a list that also includes Brandless, which sells every item for $3, and Thrive Market, which offers socially-responsible products.
Concentrations of five microRNAs in saliva yielded 85% accuracy in identifying youths whose concussion symptoms persisted one month after injury, compared with about 65% accuracy using the Standardized Concussion Assessment Tool 3, researchers reported in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The findings were based on data involving 52 children with concussions ages 7 to 21.
Verts Mediterranean Grill changed its name to Noon Mediterranean this month, part of a larger rebranding and expansion plan following the 19-unit chain's headquarters move from Austin to New York City this summer. Changes also include a new restaurant design and revamped logos, menus and signage.