Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? In his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed America," historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a tour with…
By PBS NewsHour
Some people tip to show off. Some people tip to help the server. Others tip out of a sense of duty. Michael Lynn of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration weighs in on the psychology behind tipping in America.
By Melanie Saltzman and Saskia de Melker
Joe’s Crab Shack announced Wednesday it will be eliminating tipping from several of its restaurants, joining the growing national movement to get rid of tipping in American restaurants.
By Yena Oh
Both restaurant and customer take a risk when they make a reservation. Is the table really going to be ready at 8:00? Will the party of six be a no-show? Chicago restaurateur Nick Kokonas, co-owner of elite restaurants Alinea and…
By PBS NewsHour
A list of the 50 best restaurants in the world was released this week. Before you make your reservations, take a quick tour of the Top 10 restaurants and see how much a typical tasting menu will set you back.
By Tom Douglas
Should Seattle waiters really receive a higher minimum wage when they earn tips on top of what's already the highest minimum wage in the country? Restaurant owner Tom Douglas, who voluntarily instituted a $15 wage for his cooks, doesn't think…
Economist Tyler Cowen loves sinking his teeth into his favorite hobby: ethnic food.
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