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.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Researchers find independently owned ethnic restaurants have more food safety violations
Diners who are skeptical of the food safety practices in ethnic restaurants have new research to back up some of their assumptions.
Health halos that make us fat
If you think you eat healthier at the Sunburst Fresh Cafe than at Big Jims Beefy BBQ, you might be wrong. You could be a victim of the "Health Halo."
What do fast-food restaurants have in common? Why are women more likely to become compulsive shoppers and men more likely to become addicted to pornography? Why do men's testosterone levels rise when they ...
Uninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care
(AP) -- The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.