Study shows that, in restaurants, race matters
A new study from North Carolina State University shows that more than one-third of restaurant servers discriminate against African-American customers.
Seafood menus from Hawaii reflect long-term ocean changes
The colorful restaurant menus that thousands of tourists bring home as souvenirs from Hawaii hold more than happy memories of island vacations.
Japan glasses translate menu as you read
Augmented reality glasses that can translate a menu in real time were unveiled at a Japanese gadget fair Monday, with promises they could be ready for visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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.
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?
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?
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 ...
Restaurants in US turn to tablets to speed dining
At the Bolt Burgers restaurant in downtown Washington, diners can order a meal through a live person, but many prefer to use the touchscreen tablets.
Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan's appetite
It is the king of sushi, one of the most expensive fish in the world—and dwindling so rapidly that some fear it could vanish from restaurant menus within a generation.
Are you promotion- or prevention-focused and what does this mean when considering choices?
When consumers make choices, their style of pursuing their goals changes the way they search and decide what to purchase, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Rude employee behavior quietly sabotages the bottom line
Insensitive, disrespectful or rude behavior by employees is rampant in US workplaces, yet consumers fail to report the offending workers and instead take their business elsewhere, researchers report in the latest edition ...
Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.
TV bombards children with commercials for high-fat and high-sugar foods
Childhood obesity in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions. With more than one fourth of advertising on daytime and prime time television devoted to foods and beverages and continuing questions about the role ...
Diners spend more when menus don't use dollar signs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Restaurant patrons tend to spend more money when they select their items from menus that don't use dollar signs, reports a new Cornell study.