The Outlaw Country, a cocktail designed as a twist on the Old-Fashioned, was the top seller on last year's spring and summer menu at New York's Death & Co. According to sales data, the bar sold about 20 of the $16 cocktails daily between May and November of 2017, generating $53,218 in gross revenue.
Managers can hold the key to higher engagement among employees, according to Happify. Bosses can boost employees' motivation by giving them the chance to learn on the job, fostering a sense of community, providing meaningful work and expressing thanks to show appreciation.
Starbucks has teamed with Closed Loop Partners in a challenge to inventors to develop a more sustainable coffee cup. The chain's customers account for about 1% of the 600 billion paper and plastic cups used annually around the world, and the $10 million NextGen Cup Challenge will seek a fully compostable cup over the next three years.
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared before a House Appropriations subcommittee this week to defend a budget proposal that would cut $3.6 billion from the Department of Education. Lawmakers asked DeVos about issues other than the budget, including school safety and school choice.
Biochemist and home brewer Charles Denby worked with colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, to create a hops alternative from plant-based ingredients. Following a successful test with Lagunitas Brewing Co., the developers are optimistic that the product could contribute to sustainable, consistent brewing processes in the future.
Matcha's mild grassy flavor and vivid green coloring has helped it skyrocket to fame, finding its way into smoothies, pies, cookies, lattes and more, writes Sarah Jampel. It can be used as a natural food coloring for icings, infused into milk or coconut milk for making ice cream or even transformed into a dry-rub for tuna or salmon.
Fast casual and fine dining come together in increasingly trendy "fine-casual" concepts that serve chef-driven menus to guests who order and pay at the counter. The concepts offer consumers new culinary experiences along with the speed and convenience they want, and give chefs the chance to showcase their talents in eateries with lower real estate and labor costs, said NPD Group analyst Warren Solochek.
Chili's Grill & Bar will end participation in American Express's Plenti loyalty program and revamp its My Chili's Rewards program, the company said. Rewards members will now receive a free order of chips and salsa or a beverage on each visit to a Chili's restaurant, said parent Brinker International.
Students at eight schools in a West Virginia district can access food and other items via a new food pantry. Middle-school counselor Elyse Lanzendorfer said the pantry -- stocked with donated items -- provides access to food and toiletries that students may not have access to at home.