Chicago Restaurant Workers are not in Line to be Vaccinated Until at Least next Month, city officials said

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After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prioritized restaurant workers in December as “other essential workers” and part of the third group in the first wave (group 1c) in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations, cities are beginning to provide timelines for when these essential workers will be eligible to receive vaccinations. On Monday,… read more

Trays and Baskets may be a Weak Point in Food Safety

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When the topics of sanitation and maintenance come up in a commercial bakery, the trays or baskets that deliver finished product to the bakery’s customer usually aren’t top of mind. As pieces that go out into the world and then return to the bakery — bringing back with them anything they encountered along the way… read more

The Tech that Keeps World Central Kitchen Cooking in Times of Disaster

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Whatever business-travel problems you’ve encountered in the past, World Central Kitchen’s have almost certainly been worse. This Washington, D.C., nonprofit founded by chef José Andrés in 2010 has spent the past decade cooking for disaster survivors in some of the least convenient places on Earth. And since last winter, it’s had to deal with a… read more

Middleby Acquires United Foodservice

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Zhuhai Guangdong China-based United Foodservice is a leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of countertop commercial foodservice equipment with recent annual revenues of approximately $10 million. “This strategic acquisition expands our capabilities in a key global location and high-demand market. We expect continued growth in Asia and this acquisition strengthens our capabilities to best… read more

Considering an International Service Job? Here’s What You Need to Know

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– by Beau Peters Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he’s learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others who have the same passion and dedication that he brings to his work.     If you ask… read more

GLOBAL FOODSERVICE NEWS JANUARY 1, 2021

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Things Will Get Worse for Dave & Buster’s Before They Get Better The purgatory state restaurants find themselves in – wedged between looming vaccine distribution and a COVID-19 case resurgence—continues to flare up a familiar cliché: It’s going to get worse before it gets better. But for Dave & Buster’s, it’s an irrefutable reality. The… read more

Atlanta to Allow Restaurants to offer on-Street Dining

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Atlanta to Allow Restaurants to offer on-Street Dining Restaurants must apply for a permit before operating on the city’s public right-of-way, according to regulations passed Monday by the Atlanta City Council. Atlanta already allows restaurants to serve food and drinks on sidewalks, with a permit. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, large cities around the country… read more

Grubhub Offers Restaurants new Ways to Receive Orders—Without Paying Commission Fees

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Grubhub Offers Restaurants new Ways to Receive Orders—Without Paying Commission Fees GrubHub is giving restaurants new tools for commission-free orders as more states and cities force eateries to turn once again to delivery and takeout for survival. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Grubhub has seen its orders soar, growing revenue 36% during the… read more

DoorDash Sells Shares at $102 in IPO, Pricing above Range

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DoorDash, the food delivery provider that’s seen a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, sold shares in its IPO at $102 apiece, pricing above its range, according to people familiar with the matter. The offering on Tuesday values the company at $32.4 billion, based on common stock outstanding and $38.7 billion on a fully-diluted… read more