Are Millennials Killing Casual Dining Restaurant Chains?
Chowhound executive editor Carleigh Connelly talks to CBSN about why casual dining chains like Applebee's and Olive Garden are plummeting in popularity, and why millennials love fast-casual spots instead (hint: convenience, and better quality ingredients). Read more.
McDonald's Ditches Frozen Beef for Fresh Meat Patties
McDonald's announced its switch from frozen to fresh beef in the Quarter Pounder burgers at the majority of its restaurants by mid to late 2018. Instead of pre-cooking batches of frozen patties and keeping them warm until customers order them, employees will cook the burgers to order. Read more.
Today's State of Tipping in Restaurants
More than a year after nationally celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer began to roll out his "hospitality included" policy, we're reviewing today's state of tipping, including the two-line gratuity solution a number of restaurants on the West Coast are embracing in response to increased minimum wages and growing income disparity between the front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house staffs in restaurants. Read more.
Chowhound Reflects on Anthony Bourdain's Legacy
Chowhound director Carleigh Connelly talks to CBSN about Bourdain's passing, and his legacy.
Academia and Science Meet at This Boston Cafe
Chowhound's Carleigh Connelly sits with CBSN to discuss the involvement of academia in the food landscape - and what this means for the future of gastronomy, highlighting the creative lab at Café ArtScience in Boston.