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Why Everyone’s Talking About the Great Lime Shortage

Why Everyone’s Talking About the Great Lime Shortage | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
And what the problem teaches us about the Federal Reserve.
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Tom Colicchio Wants to Make Sure No One Outlaws GMO Food Labels

Tom Colicchio Wants to Make Sure No One Outlaws GMO Food Labels | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
More than two dozen states have passed or have GMO-labeling legislation pending.
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California’s Thirsting Farmland

California’s Thirsting Farmland | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
California farmers have never relied only on rain. But given a prolonged drought and environmental regulations, the jockeying for water is becoming more intense.
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Former Workers Sue TGI Friday’s for Unpaid Overtime, Misappropriated Tips

Former Workers Sue TGI Friday’s for Unpaid Overtime, Misappropriated Tips | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
"We believe employees at many of the hundreds of TGI Friday's restaurants were affected by the company's practices."
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Restaurateurs Weigh In on the Paid Sick Leave Law

Restaurateurs Weigh In on the Paid Sick Leave Law | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the month, New York City's first paid sick leave law went into effect, requiring all businesses with five or more employees to provide their workers...
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Burning Question: Why Aren’t More Restaurant Critics Women?

Burning Question: Why Aren’t More Restaurant Critics Women? | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
We asked Ruth Reichl, Besha Rodell, S. Irene Virbila, and Mimi Sheraton.
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Mark-Viverito rejects paid-vacation-leave bill

Mark-Viverito rejects paid-vacation-leave bill | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
A bill that would require businesses with 10 or more employees ran into a formidable roadblock on Wednesday.
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Seamless Delivers Tips Agreement

Seamless Delivers Tips Agreement | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
Online food delivery company Seamless will revamp its fee structure after an investigation by New York state's attorney general found that restaurants could cheat delivery workers out of tips.
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Our team will continue to monitor this issue for restaurants and determine if there are any opportunities for restaurants to recoup past fees charged by Seamless against customer gratuities. Read our full alert to members on this issue: nysra.org/news/169196/Member-Alert-Attorney-General-Forces-Seamless-to-Stop-Charging-Fees-on-Gratuities.htm
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NYC: Taste Of The Nation Announces Its Restaurant Lineup

NYC: Taste Of The Nation Announces Its Restaurant Lineup | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
It's one of the best food and drink events of the year, and all of the proceeds go directly to charity.
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Powdered Alcohol Loses Government Approval

Powdered Alcohol Loses Government Approval | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
Turns out purveyors of powdered alcohol products Palcohol, doesn't actually have government approval for their labels. The AP reports that in an email yesterday, a representative for the Alcohol...
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De Blasio updates Bloomberg-era sustainability plan

De Blasio updates Bloomberg-era sustainability plan | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined changes made to 257 initiatives outlined in PlaNYC, the sustainability and climate change plan introduced by Michael Bloomberg in 2007.
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Cheerios Facebook Fans Agree Never to Sue General Mills Under Sneaky New Rule

Cheerios Facebook Fans Agree Never to Sue General Mills Under Sneaky New Rule | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
"Like" its Facebook page or download a coupon, and you forfeit the right to sue, the company says.
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Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste

Food Industry Alliance Publishes Toolkit for Reducing Food Waste | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
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The National Restaurant Association is a partner of the NYS Restaurant Association.

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Mayor de Blasio signs bill protecting interns in the workplace

Mayor de Blasio signs bill protecting interns in the workplace | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
De Blasio signed his third bill into law Tuesday, ensuring that paid and unpaid interns have the same rights as regular employees under human rights law. But some intern advocates said the bill doesn't go far enough.
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SEE IT! New York City Health Department inspectors give our apartment a C grade 

SEE IT! New York City Health Department inspectors give our apartment a C grade  | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
Nobody wants to eat at a restaurant with a C rating. So you might need to stop cooking at home.
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New York Lawmakers Push to Raise Wages at Biggest Chains

New York Lawmakers Push to Raise Wages at Biggest Chains | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
State Senator Daniel L. Squadron’s bill would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for employees of McDonald’s, Walmart and other businesses with yearly sales of $50 million or more.
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Judge Approves $2.65 Million Carnegie Deli Workers’ Wage-Theft Lawsuit Payout

Judge Approves $2.65 Million Carnegie Deli Workers’ Wage-Theft Lawsuit Payout | Restaurant Industry News | Scoop.it
Tough times in the pastrami business.
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