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Flying drones to replace waiters? Autonomous restaurant drones transport food from kitchen to table

11/28/2014 - Singapore company Infinium Robotics has just announced a new autonomous drone that delivers food to customers' tables at restaurants. The robotic flying drone carries meals and drinks from the kitchen to customers, hovering just beside the table to allow customers to remove their items. The drone then...

Fast food workers use 'civil disobedience,' to earn higher wages for low-skill jobs replaceable by robots

9/15/2014 - No one ever said that flipping burgers and making tacos should be a career, but unfortunately too many fast food workers have bought into a bogus bill of goods being sold to them by unions, politicians and others that their "profession" is, well, a profession and they should be paid like it. Unfortunately...

Consciousness tests reveal rats are capable of feeling regret

6/22/2014 - A complex thought process previously believed to exist only in humans has been discovered in rats, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Researchers from Minnesota University observed for the first time that rats are capable of feeling regret over their decisions much...

Upscale restaurant food is more fattening than McDonalds

2/8/2014 - So, you're dining out in a better class of restaurants tonight and, being health-conscious, you might be thinking that a better restaurant means better food and food that is better for you. If you are one of millions of Americans who believe this to be true, you are mistaken, according to new data....

Five restaurant mistakes you should avoid

8/1/2013 - A recent article published in Health Magazine revealed some common restaurant mistakes that healthy people on a diet might make unconsciously, impeding their quest for weight loss. Listed here are 5 of the most common mistakes healthy people make. Mistakes you didn't realize you did

Most dieters...

Soda, restaurant industries sue NYC over drink size restrictions

10/25/2012 - Following a landmark decision by the New York City Board of Health back in September to ban the sale of soda beverages larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, street food carts, and movie theaters beginning in March 2013, a cohort of industry players from the soda and restaurant industries is now fighting...

The real cost of Obamacare? Restaurant workers across nation to see hours cut

10/12/2012 - The world's largest casual dining company is starting to trim hours from its labor force in response to healthcare changes being implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and a number...

Olive Garden restaurants treat their workers like crap, says restaurant guide

6/16/2012 - If you're like most Americans, you enjoy a meal out once in a while (and not to lecture, but based on the serving sizes restaurants heap on plates, it should be only once in a while). But did you know this 620 billion-dollar-a-year industry offers workers some of the lowest wages and benefits packages,...

Supersize your body with restaurant entrees

6/8/2012 - For those of you trying to watch your weight and eat healthier, don't rely on most restaurants to help you out much. That's because portions they serve exceed nutritional recommendations. It's long been known that restaurant portions are larger than most nutritionists would advise, but a new study...

With grocery prices rising faster than restaurant prices, here's how cooking at home is always a bargain

3/26/2012 7:44:25 AM - In an age where the prevailing economic system often requires both parents working full time just to make ends meet, it's no wonder so many families eat out. The Fiscal Times reports that consumers now spend almost 4.5% of their total income on dining out, and now there's even more motivation. With...

Man goes into cardiac arrest after eating 'Triple Bypass Burger' from Las Vegas restaurant 'Heart Attack Grill'

2/18/2012 - A 6,000 calorie stack of three beef patties, three slices of processed American cheese, and 12 strips of bacon -- oh, and a couple veggies -- known as the "Triple Bypass Burger" recently lived up to its name at the Las Vegas restaurant "Heart Attack Grill" where it is served. Complete with "Flatline...

Full-service restaurant serving only 'paleolithic' caveman fare opens in Germany

11/2/2011 - The so-called "Paleo" diet has caught on like wildfire, with millions of people around the world embracing it for both weight-loss and health-promoting purposes. The diet has become so popular, in fact, that a new restaurant in Germany now serves only paleolithic food, which excludes popular modern-day...

Restaurant customers willing to pay more for local food

10/26/2010 - Local food continues to gain in popularity as increasing numbers of people recognize and appreciate the value of clean food from local farms. And a new study published in the International Journal of Revenue Management has found that besides being willing to pay more for local food, restaurant customers...

Best restaurant in the world accused of using toxic additives in their cuisine

11/14/2009 - (Natural News) Ferran Adria, the world renowned chef of El Bulli, has been criticized for inadvertently poisoning customers with his version of the sophisticated culinary art known as haute cuisine. El Bulli, near Barcelona, Spain, has been chosen as the best restaurant in the world by Britain's Restaurant...

A Hundred Health Sapping Neurotoxins are Hidden in Packaged and Restaurant Food

5/11/2009 - What is it that stands between you and vibrant health? People who have spent a fortune on supplements, gotten plenty of exercise and bought high quality food still find themselves unable to answer this question. For many of them, the answer lies in neurotoxins hidden in even the most healthy sounding...

The Raw Food Lifestyle: How to Dine Out at Non-Raw Food Restaurants

1/3/2009 - Now that you've decided to eat a primarily raw-vegan food based diet, you may wonder how you can dine out at regular food restaurants. Of course you want to maintain and even grow your social life, right? Right. Well you have good reason to be thinking ahead about this because dining out at restaurants...

Photo shows beer promotions at McDonald's restaurant (humor)

9/28/2007 - On a recent road trip to Phoenix, Arizona, I stopped to take a driving break and found myself staring in disbelief at the scene depicted in this unaltered photograph: A McDonald's restaurant is apparently advertising beer! As you can see in this picture, a neon "Miller Lite" sign is clearly visible...

California lawmaker proposes NYC-like trans fat ban

1/2/2007 - California Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, R-Cathedral City, proposed a bill today that seeks to ban trans fats in baked and fried foods in restaurants and school cafeterias throughout the state. Though the proposed bill is not as comprehensive as the trans fat ban passed earlier this month in New...

New York becomes first U.S. city to ban trans fats

12/5/2006 - A unanimous vote from the New York City Board of Health has made the Big Apple the first U.S. city to ban harmful trans fats from its restaurants. First proposed on Sept. 26, the ban on using trans fats in restaurant cooking stirred up a hornets' nest of positive and negative reactions, as proponents...

New York may require restaurants to disclose calorie content of food products

11/2/2006 - The New York City department of health recently proposed a new policy that would require some restaurants -- mainly fast-food chains -- to disclose calorie information on their menus. If passed, the policy would only apply to restaurants that serve standard portions and already disclose calorie information...

The Cleveland Clinic battles with McDonald's over fast food in hospitals

1/30/2005 - One of the most ridiculous things about many hospitals and surgical centers is that they host fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Now making headlines is the heated debate between the Cleveland Clinic and McDonald's restaurants. Toby Cosgrove, director of the Cleveland Clinic and a...

U.S. government may require nutritional information on restaurant menus

11/25/2003 3:18:43 PM - Of course the restaurant industry is balking at the idea of being required to add nutritional information to their menus. It's not that they don't want to reprint all their menus (although that is a consideration), it's more than they don't want to horrify their customers by revealing the frightening...

Nutritional information on restaurant menus empowers consumers to make healthy food choices

11/7/2003 1:10:02 AM - In case you hadn't noticed, we have an obesity problem in this country. And while the responsibility for each person's body weight is ultimately up to that person, it certainly helps to have better information made available to consumers. Obesity is basically about eating too much while not expending...

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