A group of five servers at Syracuse, NY restaurant Danzer's completely shut down business at the restaurant after walking out in protest over horrifically discriminatory working conditions and a disgusting insect infestation.
More evidence that Jimmy Johns is the quite possibly the worst company to work for in America: they force their employees — even those at the bottom rungs of the ladder like sandwich makers and delivery drivers — to sign non-competes that would seem overbearing to a governmental espionage agency.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. Today we bring you further stories of restaurant employees who enacted righteous vengeance on total douchenozzles. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
Absolutely nothing in that headline is remotely embellished in any way.
Just Cookin' in Dallas, North Carolina (there's more than one, apparently) has taken a novel approach to menu pricing: not having set prices at all.
In a story that's fucked up in about four different directions at once, a Portsmouth, a New Hampshire Burger King employee has been charged with sexually assaulting three co-workers and then telling them he was a cop to get them to keep quiet about it. Wait, it gets worse.
According to reports, Taco Bell is testing a new menu in which Sriracha is poured over traditional menu items such as tacos, nachos, and other mysterious, vaguely-pornographic-sounding things like the "Sriracha Loaded Griller" and the "Sriracha Quesarito." So far the items are only available in Kansas City, which must…
Animal Rights activists may frequently be patently absurd, but some of them make for truly great entertainment. If you can make it through the above video without breaking up into hysterical wracked sobs of laughter, you are a far more stoic person than I.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival, aka The World Series of Cleavage, features a lot of weird things (its clientele typically chief among them), but it's possible that nothing there is more bizarre than the food. Last weekend, I set out to eat these experiments in gastronomic mad science, because I am just that…
Pittsburgh, PA's Conflict Kitchen restaurant has come under fire by some members of the city's Jewish community who are upset that the restaurant has chosen to feature Palestinian food. Those people are assholes.
A new study from Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) reveals some interesting data about how the tipped sub-minimum wage of $2.13/hour leads to an increase in sexual harassment, and comes to a simple conclusion: get rid of it entirely.
Well, I say "dish," but the more accurate word would be "trough."
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. Today we bring you more stories of extremely dumb customers, because apparently Kitchenette readers have an inexhaustible supply of those (not that I'm complaining). As always, these are real…
Red Bull is settling a lawsuit over the fact that it apparently does not, in fact, turn you into a winged avian-human hybrid and/or a member of the X-Men.
Man, was I ever excited when I saw that McDonald's Monopoly was back this year. Not so much to play it, mind you: I just had a blast looking at the Roll Up the Rim stats last year, and hoped I could do the same for Monopoly this year.
A soon-to-open Philadelphia brunchatorium has decided to eschew the system of tipped wages in favor of a livable hourly wage and a benefits package the likes of which I've never seen at any restaurant, ever.
Here's a shocker: an unnamed company has posted a Craigslist ad soliciting Yelpers to post fake reviews for pay.
This is not really a review of the Wendy's Pulled Pork Cheese Fries; in order for it to function as a review, I would have to go to a Wendy's location and say, aloud, to a Wendy's employee, "I will have the Pulled Pork Cheese Fries," and I can't even rehearse that without my hands literally punching me in the face of…
Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and former guitarist of Audioslave, is now engaged in a bitter Facebook war of words with Seattle restaurant The 5 Point Cafe over why he and his party were denied service last Friday night.
Ever heard a restaurant employee shouting about weeds or fire or all day and wondered just what the hell they were talking about? Turns out, they're not actually hallucinating,* and the random phrases actually have specific, important meanings.