Posts Tagged ‘restaurant industry’

RAMMY Awards Announce New Format for This Year’s Ceremonies

RAMMY organizers heard the public outcry and have responded in kind. This year's ceremonies will be completely revamped when the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hands out its industry awards on June 6 at the Marriott Wardman Park. Gone is the multi-course, sit-down dinner in which the wait staff and clattering plates competed with the award […]

D.C. Restaurant Market: Not As Depressed As You Might Think

College Park-based Joe Spinelli has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, consulting and supplying and troubleshooting for some of the biggest (and smallest) eateries in the country, from California Pizza Kitchen to the Amsterdam Falafelshop. He's probably consulted on more restaurants than most people have eaten in. As such, Spinelli's seen […]

WSJ: Busboys Are the Latest Victim of the Poor Economy

When restaurants can't afford to pay busboys minimum wage, you know things are bad out there. The Wall Street Journal reports today that at least one major chain (Bob Evans) and a few franchisees from another (T.G.I. Friday's) are axing the folks who clean up after us in their restaurants. It's putting the squeeze on […]