Do menu 'sweet spots' really exist? Study says 'no', but finds 'sour spots'
When you sit down to read a restaurant menu, do you read it like a book? Or do your eyes flit from place to place to find the most enticing dish?
Robot waiters in China never lose patience
(AP) -- Service with a smile also comes with an electronic voice at the Dalu Robot restaurant, where the hotpot meals are not as famous yet as the staff who never lose their patience and never take tips.
Restaurant and packaged foods can have more calories than nutrition labeling indicates
With obesity rising markedly, reliance on the accuracy of food labeling is an important weight management strategy. Since people who are trying to reduce their weight are encouraged to choose meals labeled as "lower in calories" ...
Food habits of the poor unchanged by NY calories law: study
A New York City law requiring restaurant chains to display calorie counts has not changed eating habits among poorer people, a study released Tuesday said.
'Eatin' (not so) good in the neighborhood'
Living without a car in close proximity to fast food restaurants is associated with excess body mass index and weight gain, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published in the September issue ...
Bugs are food of the future, UN says
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement the diets of billions of people globally and help feed livestock, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Monday, calling for more investment i ...
Less is more when it comes to investment choices, says new study
The best investment portfolios are selected from the widest array of choices, right? Not so, says a new study authored by researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the Bank of Canada. It says ...
Communicating the science of the '65-degree egg'
Why does the "65-degree egg" and its "6X°C" counterparts continue to entice chefs and diners at chic restaurants, when the science underpinning that supposed recipe for perfection in boiling an egg is flawed?
Facebook lets friends send gift cards (Update)
Facebook on Thursday began letting social network members in the United States send friends gift cards for purchases at participating shops or restaurants.
Yelp to add restaurants' health-inspection grades
Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants' health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat.
Restaurant waitlist apps ease diner frustration
It's a familiar scene at any bustling restaurant during the Sunday brunch rush - the only thing standing between you and eggs Benedict is an unwieldy waitlist and an overwhelmed hostess who may not remember your name when ...
Groupon snags online restaurant platform
Online US daily deals firm Groupon said Monday it had acquired the restaurant reservation company Savored for undisclosed terms.
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason deals in growth, looking forward
In spring 2011, Groupon Inc. was said to be worth as much as $25 billion - an amazing valuation for a company that still isn't four years old.
Economists find Yelp significant to restaurants
(Phys.org)—For anyone who has wondered whether crowd-sourced online reviews make a dent in a business's bottom line, the answer is an unequivocal yes, according to a new study by UC Berkeley economists.