Food now accounts for about one-quarter of spending by teens from affluent households, and quickservice and fast-casual concepts have grown in popularity with teens, according to investment firm Piper Jaffray. Limited service was the top choice for 65% of teens surveyed this spring, up from a low of 41% in the spring of 2010.
Students at a school in Denver are preparing meals in the classroom and then planting the ingredients used in the dishes in an on-campus garden. The hands-on lessons in nutrition are part of a Cooking from the Garden class.
Fans of America's classic burger are enjoying creative twists developed by chefs such as Trevis Langley, who serves up a Spanish-inspired burger at Minnesota's Red Cow that features piquillo peppers, smoked pepper aioli, jamon serrano and manchego. The Avalon Burger at Ted's Montana Grill consists of a bison burger with bacon-caramelized onions, blue cheese, arugula, Gruyere and roasted garlic aioli.
The classic margarita has benefited from the added attention given to ingredients in recent years, especially to higher-quality tequila, Robert Simonson writes. A taste test finds enjoyable margaritas abound, with the best still being served on the rocks.
Getting to know people and supporting that interaction with data helps leaders grow teams, writes S. Chris Edmonds. "As you embrace proactive relationship management, pay close attention to my 'big three' -- engagement, service, and results," he writes.
Starbucks will close its US stores for racial bias training on Tuesday afternoon, with a program that will include guidebooks and video content featuring CEO Kevin Johnson and rapper Common. Employees will be paid for their time, but the training isn't mandatory.
Under Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today, even small US restaurants, merchants and manufacturers must make changes to the way they collect and handle the data of European citizens. "Restaurants are not tech companies, but now they're being asked to manage [data] like they are," said Kinesh Patel, co-founder of reservation and guest information service SevenRooms.
A Georgia school district is planning to serve meals this summer at 25 sites across the community. Last year, the district served about 150,000 summer meals to students, and Blaine Allen, nutrition director, said the goal of their "seamless summer program" is to help prevent student hunger.
Rice could become less nutritious as a result of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday. The study was conducted in China and Japan, and researchers found that rice grown in areas with higher levels of carbon dioxide had lower levels of vitamins.
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