Tag: labor

People

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry Is Pervasive and Unchecked

4 hours ago

Hourly workers have few protections and small businesses have limited resources to manage complaints and police bad behavior. It's a perfect storm for harassment.

Operations

To Better Understand Inflation in the U.S., Look at Prices on Menus

1 month ago

The wrench in this theory, of course, is that there may just be too many restaurants right now.

People

Is the Restaurant Hiring Boom Stalling?

1 month ago

Restaurant jobs are good, but unless they’re increasing at a steady pace along with other types of work we’re talking about a bubble, not labor shift.

Tech

A GrubHub Driver May Help Determine the Future of the Gig Economy

1 month ago

Up to this point the gig economy has depending on shifting all the blame and responsibility to its users and providers. Cases like this may force it to take some responsibility both for its actions and for its front-line workers.

Operations

Restaurant Jobs Way Down in September — Or Were They?

2 months ago

The September jobs report looks scary at first blush, down 100,000 in the food service industry. Before sounding the alarms, look at the context surrounding the report itself; it may not be so bad.

Operations

Why Has Foodservice Taken Such a Big Hit in the Latest Jobs Report?

2 months ago

The head-turning decline in foodservice workers reported in September may have to do with the way that these workers are counted, not as a reflection of the industry overall.

Chains

Fast Food Restaurants Slow Down Hiring After Years of Growth

2 months ago

Humans are better than tablets, which is why smart restaurants will see digital tools as a way to increase growth rather than simply cut other costs.

People

In Seattle a Higher Minimum Wage Isn’t Hurting Restaurants

6 months ago

Higher wages mean there are more people who can afford to eat out at restaurants, and spend money elsewhere, too.