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?
Uber to Buy Postmates for $2.65 Billion – CNN
After rumors of an acquisition last week, Uber announced Monday that it had agreed to buy Postmates for $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal, creating the world’s second-largest delivery platform (after Grubhub/Just Eats Takeaway). Postmates will continue to operate independently.
We Shadowed a Restaurant Server for a Full Shift. This Is Their New Normal. – SFGATE
In the Bay Area, Madeline Wells follows Jariya Chankham from the start of her shift at Oakland’s Farmhouse Kitchen to closing, detailing all of the masks, temperature checks, sanitizations, and guest monitoring in between. Says the restaurant’s managing director Boom Wanvisa, “I’m like a traffic controller.”
I’m Through Being Silent About the Restaurant Industry’s Racism – Eater
Lauren Allen reflects on her experiences as a Black server and diner, from the lack of BIPOC management to discrimination exhibited tableside. Here, she offers words of wisdom for both Black female servers (“remember you are worthy and your integrity is priceless”) and non-Black owners (“you benefit from a problematic system”).
Restaurant Operators Get Creative with Delivery, Take-Out Packaging During Coronavirus Pandemic – Restaurant Hospitality
With more restaurants entering the takeout and delivery spaces, good packaging is in high demand. Here’s how companies have stocked up, forged new partnerships, ditched plastic, and even designed custom boxes to send their food on the go.