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Restaurant Trends and News

Keep up to date on restaurant and food service industry news and trends, from serious analysis to more lighthearted fare.

The Pizza Vending Machine

Italian Claudio Torghele has developed a pizza vending machine, complete with dough, sauce, and toppings, all in less than three minutes.  The machine, called “Let’s Pizza,” will knead the dough, spread the sauce, and give you a choice of toppings, including bacon, ham, cheese and tomato, and vegetable.  Customers can …

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Waitress Steals Credit Card Info For Small Fee

A waitress at Bubba Gump’s restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans was arrested recently and charged with possession of fraudulent documents and credit card skimming. Jaleesa Jimerson reportedly used a skimming device to record the credit card information of up to 50 Bubba Gump customers.  The device was …

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No Lemonade? Call 911!

A Boynton Beach, Florida man experienced a terrible emergency recently: the local Burger King was out of lemonade. 66-year-old Jean Fortune was ordering food at a Burger King location in Boynton Beach when he was told that there was no more lemonade at the restaurant.  A distraught Fortune called 911 …

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