7 Trending Ice Cream Shops for Adults

I love ice cream - all flavors.  I love everything about ice cream and every way it can be served - floats, sundaes, shakes, cones, sprinkles, whipped cream and of course the cherry.  NOW learning about the Barlors takes it to a whole new level. While trips to the ice cream parlor as a kid meant gobs of hot fudge and mountains of rainbow sprinkles, ice cream brands are increasingly turning their attention to a new demographic: ice cream-loving adults who want their scoop fix in a more sophisticated setting. Over the past several years, boozy ice cream parlors or…

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Robots replacing employees as minimum wage increases?

More and more I hear had workers hours are cut, the dining experience is changing because there are fewer people working on a shift, positions are being eliminated.  This can be a scary trend because restaurant owners are having to look at different options in staffing in order to not raise prices to their consumers.  There may be a time when the minimum wage may be $15/hr but no hourlie employees are getting hired. There is now the first, fully automated burger restaurant (Bbox) in San Francisco who is fully automated. Bbox serves a collection of hearty goods, including pastries…

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The Hotel Industry is moving towards flexible working

The hotel industry, with its huge variety of job roles and its 24-hour way of life, is leading the pack when it comes to implementing flexible working practices (FWPs).  The traditional shift pattern is fundamental to the operation of the hospitality industry, with shift-swapping almost a way of life with employees. Other working practices include part-time hours, banked hours, time off in lieu, term working, flex time and annualized hours. But there are new patterns emerging. Career breaks, secondments and sabbaticals are all being embraced, while requests for paternity leave have also soared in recent years, a figure set to…

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How do you know when you’re working too hard?

Hospitality people - think about this.  How do you know when you're working too hard? We all have those times when it seems like all we do is work. But how do you know when you're working too hard? If any of the below sound familiar, it might be time to assess your work-life balance.   1. Dropping the ball You've made a stupid mistake and people want answers. When your brain tries to focus on a hundred things at once, it gets overloaded and disorganized. It's no good being at work if you're not doing your job properly. High levels…

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10 Reasons Why Hospitality Jobs are Great!

10 Reasons Why Hospitality Jobs are Great! 1. You make people’s day Whether you’re a concierge in a hotel, or a kitchen porter working behind the scenes, or even if you’re involved in the management of a hospitality business, every time you come into work you’re making someone's day that little bit better. Your business is all about people. It’s not about widgets or spreadsheets; it’s about making people happy. So much so that there's a dedicated website for it! 2. It’s creative As well as being a people-oriented industry, hospitality is creative. You are creating a product — be that food, drink, or an experience —…

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