Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
6 Things Chefs Are Doing to Take Care of Their Staffs as Restaurants Reopen – Food & Wine
From increased work flexibility and family meal for all to dance parties and push up challenges, here are some ways operators are caring for their staff’s emotional and mental health during reopening.
Texas Pauses Phased Reopening As Restaurants Around the Country Proactively Re-Close – Restaurant Business
Governor Greg Abbott halted Texas’ phased reopening this week after coronavirus rates began to skyrocket across the southern states, forcing restaurants to shutter yet again. (On a related note, learn the true cost of what it takes to equip a restaurant for reopening in Nation’s Restaurant News.)
Court of Master Sommeliers, Facing Racism Charges, to Eliminate ‘Master’ Address – San Francisco Chronicle
Following claims that the Court of Master Sommeliers engaged in racially insensitive and inequitable practices (including instructing all candidates, including candidates of color, to address them as “master”), the organization announced that it would discontinue the honorific.
The Triumphant Return of QR Codes – Expedite
For Expedite, Kristen Hawley delves into the reemergence of QR codes in pandemic-era dining, as a means to maintain physical distance and reduce the touching of surfaces. Her analysis? “For all the high-tech implications of QR codes, the implementation is fairly low-tech.”