State of Service in our Restaurants
See what happens when a veteran waiter writes an article discussing the
decline of service in our restaurants and thousands of restaurant
lovers and insiders read it...
Independents vs. Chains
Why are the chains doing so well? We offered an answer and a possible solution to this question in our original article...and then we listened to our readers reactions...
Smoking in Restaurants
Legislation has hit some regions...others are trying to sort this thorny issue out for themselves. Prepare yourself for some strong opinions...
The SuperChef Phenomenon
The era of the SuperChef is upon us. While folks may disagree about whether this is a good or bad thing, there is no doubt that the media has created a new breed of celebrity...and yet another challenge for restaurant owners.
Cell Phone Usage in Restaurants
Just because cell phones are practically everywhere, does that make it acceptable behavior to use them while dining at a restaurant? Readers weigh in on both sides of this debate...
Two-for-One Dining Programs
Two-for-one dining programs are an appetizing option for restaurant marketers, but are they really good for business? Some say NO WAY, others argue otherwise...
Critiquing Restaurant Critics
Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing. This mighty democratic mainstay, however, gives restaurant critics the power to impact a restaurant's future. Is this fair?
"Does anyone ever punish servers with less of a tip and if so why?" This simple question sparked quite a discussion...
Each of the Great Debates started off with a feature article or question in our e-mail newsletter. And then...our
readers responded...from all over the world...and on both sides of the
fence. These topics may be a bit controversial, but they are important
areas for discussion. We would like to keep the conversation on these
issues ongoing. If you've got something to say, we would
love to hear from you. Please visit the Great Debates Feedback Page to send in your comments. Now dive in and sound off...
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