Author: <span class="vcard">Colman Andrews</span>

The diner is a uniquely American institution. Historians trace its origins back to the horse-drawn lunch wagons that began appearing on the East Coast in the 1870s. These evolved into restaurants on...
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These days, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, “quarantine” no longer sounds like some obscure concept from medieval times, and “isolation” means something considerably different than...
Colman Andrews
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked both economic and emotional havoc on our nation. By now, we all know the basics (wash your hands frequently, keep at least six feet away from others, avoid...
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The morning meal is big business in the fast food world. Between 2014 and 2019, breakfast visits to these establishments grew 7.7%, with an increase of 31% in spending. In 2018 alone, chain breakfast...
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“There’s one thing that’s really great about waking up early,” the comedian Kathy Griffin apparently once said, “and it’s not jogging or greeting the day —...
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Among the many businesses that have been devastated by the advent of the coronavirus, one of the hardest hit has been the hospitality industry — hotels, restaurants, bars, and the like. The...
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Some 24 states, along with major cities in a 25th (Texas), have closed their bars and restaurants in response to the spread of the coronavirus. In addition, some restaurants in states that haven’t...
Colman Andrews
Some 24 states, along with major cities in a 25th (Texas), have closed their bars and restaurants in response to the spread of the coronavirus. In addition, some restaurants in states that haven’t...
Colman Andrews
Like virtually any business that depends on direct interaction with the public, the food service industry greatly values customer loyalty. That loyalty is engendered primarily by satisfying patrons...
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Americans spent an average of $3,189 on food eaten away from home in 2017 (the last year for which figures are available), according to data site Statista. People aged 35 to 44 spent the most, an...
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America’s first Chinese restaurant is said to have been Canton, which opened in San Francisco in 1849. Today there are more than 40,000 such eating places nationwide. It’s hard to find a city or...
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Along with other measures being recommended or instituted to combat the spread of COVID-19, epidemiologists and government officials most strongly highlight the value of social distancing —...
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Years ago, most packaged supermarket coffee — nearly always pre-ground — was sold under such brand names as Folgers, Maxwell House, Yuban, Hills Bros., Eight O’Clock, and Chock Full...
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While the world struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, there seem to be few areas of life that aren’t being dramatically — and at times devastatingly — impacted. One area that...
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People across the world love pop music. The best songs can be listened to again and again and can endure for years being played on the radio and on television. As implied by its name, pop music is...
Charles B. Stockdale, John Harrington, Colman Andrews