Talking to a chef in Northern California about pairing food and beer seems a little strange, but that’s just how far craft beer has come. Even just outside wine country, there’s more than enough room for a place like Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA. It offers more than 70 beers on tap, mostly local and almost all of the craft variety, and part of new executive chef Daniel Furey’s job is matching his food to the beer.
June is an anything-goes month for burger specials, as is evident in the Burger Of the Month selections at burger joints nationwide.
Beef prices hit an all-time high last week, topping the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s previous record set in 2003 — and prices will only continue to rise, according to commodities experts.
Hearing about embezzlement in a public company rarely shocks anyone, but when it happens in a family business, people are often stunned. “How could he steal from his own family?” “Doesn’t she know she’s hurting her siblings/cousins/parents?”
Restaurants aren’t expected to have a particularly robust year this year and next, but two industry reports give differing views of how difficult times might get.
Foodservice research firm Technomic has released its initial 2014 Foodservice Industry Forecast, estimating nominal growth for next year at 4.1 percent. The findings also included slightly lower-than-expected sales growth for the industry in early 2013, from a 3.9-percent increase reported in January to 3.8 percent reported this week.
A new touchscreen payment system – designed to frustrate data thieves -- should start appearing in hundreds of restaurants across the nation over the next few months.