Heads up!  Men and millennials are stingy tippers

Heads up! Men and millennials are stingy tippers

A recent study by CreditCards.com finds men and millennial-aged folks are less giving when it comes to tipping waitstaff.  Fortunately, women and baby boomers make up the difference. But it’s complicated.  Millennials outpace all others in terms of how much they tip (22%) when they do leave something while boomers average 17 percent. Here’s theRead more about Heads up! Men and millennials are stingy tippers[…]

Myth Buster:  No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music

Myth Buster: No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music

Does your restaurant march to the ideal beat for your concept when it comes to background music? Well, The Takeout Blog finds all the theories of the ideal “beats per minute” to entice customers to eat and drink more are, well, off-beat hooey.  A dive into publicly available playlists available from restaurants found there’s noRead more about Myth Buster: No perfect rhythm for restaurant background music[…]

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

This classic Food Lab video reminds us that old cooking traditions have been debunked many times, yet still are common practice in many kitchens. Including the idea that boiling pasta in gallons of water is faster and makes a difference (nope).  Searing steaks first keeps juices in (so, sorry… no).  Or start hardboiled eggs inRead more about Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?[…]