A new perk for the wealthy, right in their own apartment buildings: resident-only restaurants and drinks on the house in private bars

Luxury apartments are rolling out fancy and resident-exclusive restaurants. The Wall Street Journal reported that a recent crop of such eateries have sprung up in Miami. Glitzy real estate offerings of the past have featured similar wild giveaways, like art galleries and trips to space Landlords occasionally attach a few perks to apartments or houses […]

No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water […]

Yelp’s hygiene score cards for restaurants go nationwide

Back in 2013, Yelp introduced an attribute that someone who values hygiene above all else would love: restaurants’ health inspection scores. The website has only been displaying ratings on select restaurants’ pages in New York and San Francisco, though, since the feature is part of the company’s Local Inspector Value-entry Specification (LIVES) program developed with […]

Summer is here — here are the 100 best restaurants in America for outdoor dining

The Turtle Club OpenTable released its list of the 100 best restaurants in America for al fresco dining in 2018. California and Florida are home to 56 of the 100 restaurants. Other states with restaurants on the list include Hawaii, Arizona, Ohio, and Maryland. Nothing says summertime like eating outdoors. In honor of the first […]

Deliveroo will expand its network with restaurants’ own riders

Deliveroo has taken leaf out of Just Eat’s book and will allow partner restaurants to use their own riders. That means it can now team up with establishments that have their own fleet. The British food delivery app will launch a new service called “Marketplace+” in July — its partners can then use it to […]

Chili’s restaurants were hit by a data breach, compromising customer credit card information

Facebook/Chili’s Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chili’s has been hit by a data breach. Its parent company has not yet confirmed how many customers have been impacted. At least 15 separate security breaches have occurred among retail companies since January 2017. Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chili’s is the latest retailer to be impacted by a data breach. On […]

Prezzo to close 92 restaurants across the UK: Is YOUR local branch closing?

Prezzo, the Italian restaurant chain, has announced they will be closing 92 restaurants across the UK. This is part of a restructuring backed by most creditors which could jeopardise up to 1,800 jobs. The chain, which is owned by private equity firm TPG Capital, employs about 4,500 people. Prezzo is closing all of the 33 […]

China’s security crackdown hit a university district where restaurants were ordered to only serve 10 foreigners at a time

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Cafes and bars in Beijing’s university district have reportedly been ordered to cater to no more than 10 foreigners at a time. Staff members say the orders were given last week, shortly after China’s annual legislative meeting began in Beijing. It’s unknown what prompted the orders, but the rise of anti-Xi Jinping […]

One of the world’s best restaurants has finished a $10 million renovation — check out the French Laundry’s new look

Michael Grimm It’s been called “the best restaurant in the world, period” by Anthony Bourdain. But a stunning renovation of the French Laundry shows there’s always room for improvement. Chef Thomas Keller’s iconic Napa Valley restaurant has finally wrapped up a remodel that cost $ 10 million and began four years ago. The crown jewel is a […]