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‘Smashed’ outdoor diners steal wine glasses, hoard tables as NYC reopens

New Yorkers have forgotten their table manners. When the city’s Phase 2 re-opening brought outdoor dining to the Big Apple on June 22, more than 3,000 restaurants were approved for al-fresco dining service and responded in creative ways. They’ve built decks, created outdoor gardens and tweaked their menus. But they’ve also had to deal with… Read More »

Valitor research helps restaurants as they reopen to exceed customer expectations

3rd July 2020: Payments solutions company Valitor has created a list of key recommendations which could help restaurants and bars exceed customer expectations when they reopen tomorrow. With restaurant and bar owners currently developing safe ways of working and selling for their businesses, the critical question is, will diners return and how will they choose… Read More »

Manhattan restaurant opens with private greenhouses for distanced dining

It’s the new greenhouse effect. An Italian restaurant on a Manhattan rooftop has installed five plastic greenhouses that allow guests to be isolated from fellow diners. Husband-and-wife owners Anisa and Michele Iuliano had prepared to open Ampia Restaurant and Rooftop this spring above the gnocchi eatery they already operate at 100 Broad St. in the… Read More »

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents – study

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found. A team at the University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology studied questionnaire data from the Children of the 90s, a UK-based longitudinal study which recruited pregnant mothers of 14,000 babies when it was set up almost… Read More »