Foodservice
Top stories summarized by our editors
6/26/2019

Seven student-loan borrowers sued US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department Tuesday over delays in processing their applications for student-debt relief. The department has not approved or denied any applications in one year and there may be as many as 180,000 applications waiting for processing.

6/26/2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill is creating a quarterly cash bonus program for eligible hourly employees that could reward them with as much as an extra month's pay per year. The bonuses are based on meeting revenue goals, so they're designed to boost both employee retention and sales.

More Summaries:
Chipotle Mexican Grill
6/26/2019

Families in a South Carolina school district can text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find a nearby location serving summer meals. Jeff Dopkins, the district's director of student nutrition, says school nutrition professionals adjusted menus this summer based on feedback from students and parents.

6/26/2019

The World's 50 Best Restaurants named Mirazur, located in the French city of Menton and helmed by chef-owner Mauro Colagreco, to the top spot on its list. Rounding out the top five are Noma in Copenhagen, Asador Etxebarri in Spain, Gaggan in Bangkok and Geranium in Copenhagen.

More Summaries:
Mauro Colagreco, Noma
6/26/2019

Coca-Cola has teamed with point-of-sale connectivity provider Omnivore to create a comprehensive digital platform for restaurants. The platform, which will roll out in the fall, will feature a wide range of tech solutions that will integrate with POS systems and help restaurants manage a variety of functions including digital ordering, analytics, inventory and third-party delivery.

More Summaries:
Coca-Cola, Omnivore
6/26/2019

Chick-fil-A's rise to industry trendsetter, a new class of investors aiming to turn around aging restaurant brands and the plant-based burger craze are among the top trends playing out in 2019. Delivery and the pros and cons associated with it also made this list from Restaurant Business.

More Summaries:
restaurant business, Chick-fil-A
6/26/2019

Buritt Bulloch opened Old Fashioned Donuts in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood in 1972 and built a loyal following for his popular apple fritters and glazed doughnuts. He's one of five restaurateurs featured in the Chicago Tribune's profile of black restaurant owners who have helped shape the city's food culture.

6/26/2019

A report from Healthy School Food Maryland graded school districts in the state on the healthfulness of their student meals. Anne Arundel County Public Schools received an A grade overall, getting good scores in 13 categories, such as reducing sugar in meals and adding fruits and vegetables.

Full Story:
WBAL-TV (Baltimore)
6/26/2019

The word "calorie" was not used until the late 1800s, and today there are multiple methods of determining the calorie content of foods, writes registered dietitian nutritionist Amy Gorin. RD Lauren Swann says there is a 20% regulatory variance allowed in declared nutrient values of food, and research has shown calorie counts on food labels may not always be accurate.

Full Story:
Reader's Digest
More Summaries:
Amy Gorin
6/26/2019

The Shanghai noodle dish cong you mian uses a sauce made from loads of slow-cooked scallions, soy sauce and sugar. The scallions need to be cooked at a low temperature and for a long time -- up to 40 minutes -- to reach peak caramelization, writes Tatiana Bautista.

Full Story:
TASTE