Restaurant News Roundup: Mexican Food, Chef Owners, Minimum Wage Impact

Restaurant News April 25, 2017

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Mexican restaurants are now the second-most popular menu type in the U.S., according to a foodservice data aggregator, edging out pizzerias for the number two spot.  Read more here: https://www.fb101.com/2017/04/mexican-restaurant-industry-second-popular-menu-type-usa/

 

Restaurant owners who are also their establishment’s chefs say it would be beneficial to get a lesson in finances before taking the restaurant plunge.  Read more here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2017/04/17/high-risk-restaurant-business-how-chef-owners-actually-make-living/LGB7VjBNptHhVkWUhBEMcI/story.html

 

A new academic study finds that while minimum wage hikes do cause some restaurants to close, the ones most affected are often the least popular.  Read more here about the study that looked at over 30,000 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/24/minimum-wage-hikes-do-close-restaurants-just-not-the-ones-you-care-about/?utm_term=.1659f246785c

 

How not to treat a restaurant customer, even if it is just take out.  Read more here:  http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/04/25/restaurant-confrontation-goes-viral-after-owner-throws-takeout-container-at-patron.html

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