Indoor herb holders give old wine bottles new life
Restaurants get through a large number of wine bottles, and eco-conscious kitchens typically send them to be recycled once they’re finished. However, this process still uses up resources, which has prompted Portuguese startup My Little Garden to turn the containers into plant holders that help homeowners and businesses grow their own herbs. READ MORE…

Indoor herb holders give old wine bottles new life

Restaurants get through a large number of wine bottles, and eco-conscious kitchens typically send them to be recycled once they’re finished. However, this process still uses up resources, which has prompted Portuguese startup My Little Garden to turn the containers into plant holders that help homeowners and businesses grow their own herbs. READ MORE…

In Brazil, beer cooler blocks smartphone signals to boost face-to-face interaction
The backlash against the overuse of cell phones – especially smart ones – in bars and restaurants has led to a few interesting ideas to get customers talking to each other again. Singapore’s Social Rehab has already offered discounts to diners that leave their device at the door, and now Brazilian lager brand Polar has developed a beer cooler that actually blocks cell and mobile internet signals. READ MORE…

In Brazil, beer cooler blocks smartphone signals to boost face-to-face interaction

The backlash against the overuse of cell phones – especially smart ones – in bars and restaurants has led to a few interesting ideas to get customers talking to each other again. Singapore’s Social Rehab has already offered discounts to diners that leave their device at the door, and now Brazilian lager brand Polar has developed a beer cooler that actually blocks cell and mobile internet signals. READ MORE…

In Sweden, grocer responds to restaurant ‘foodstagrams’ with home cooking instructions
While some restaurant owners see smartphones as detrimental to the dining experience, other venues such as the Comodo in New York have embraced the technology, encouraging diners to help create a visual menu of its dishes on Instagram. The photo-sharing platform is proving useful once again as the Ask CT Food campaign is enabling restaurant customers to photograph their meal in order to receive a recipe to recreate it at home. READ MORE…

In Sweden, grocer responds to restaurant ‘foodstagrams’ with home cooking instructions

While some restaurant owners see smartphones as detrimental to the dining experience, other venues such as the Comodo in New York have embraced the technology, encouraging diners to help create a visual menu of its dishes on Instagram. The photo-sharing platform is proving useful once again as the Ask CT Food campaign is enabling restaurant customers to photograph their meal in order to receive a recipe to recreate it at home. READ MORE…

Platform enables restaurant patrons to text the manager direct
Much the way TalkTo uses text messaging to connect consumers with local businesses, so TalktotheManager aims to foster a closer connection between restaurants and their clientele. Specifically, as a substitute for comment cards or other less reliable means of collecting feedback, TalktotheManager lets restaurant patrons anonymously text their comments directly to the manager. READ MORE…

Platform enables restaurant patrons to text the manager direct

Much the way TalkTo uses text messaging to connect consumers with local businesses, so TalktotheManager aims to foster a closer connection between restaurants and their clientele. Specifically, as a substitute for comment cards or other less reliable means of collecting feedback, TalktotheManager lets restaurant patrons anonymously text their comments directly to the manager. READ MORE…

Restaurant staff made up of deaf workers
In communities where deafness is such a social stigma that those with hearing difficulties find it hard to get a job, one option is to raise awareness by staffing an entire company with only deaf workers, much like Indian delivery service Mirakle Couriers. Atfaluna, a new restaurant in the Gaza Strip, is now following suit in the hope of breaking down barriers for deaf people in Palestinian society. READ MORE…

Restaurant staff made up of deaf workers

In communities where deafness is such a social stigma that those with hearing difficulties find it hard to get a job, one option is to raise awareness by staffing an entire company with only deaf workers, much like Indian delivery service Mirakle CouriersAtfaluna, a new restaurant in the Gaza Strip, is now following suit in the hope of breaking down barriers for deaf people in Palestinian society. READ MORE…

In New York, restaurant taps Instagram users to create a visual menu
With the average diner likely to head out to eat with a smartphone in their pocket, it’s no surprise to see restaurants taking advantage of this. Your Smart Butler has already paved the way towards customers ordering meals on their handsets, and New York eatery Comodo is now tapping into the social side of things, with its Instagram Menu. READ MORE…

In New York, restaurant taps Instagram users to create a visual menu

With the average diner likely to head out to eat with a smartphone in their pocket, it’s no surprise to see restaurants taking advantage of this. Your Smart Butler has already paved the way towards customers ordering meals on their handsets, and New York eatery Comodo is now tapping into the social side of things, with its Instagram Menu. READ MORE…

Rewards offered to diners if they leave their smartphones at the door
It’s a situation many diners know all to well: going for dinner with a friend, looking forward to catching up – but instead spending most of the meal staring at the top of their head as they sit glued to their smartphone. Enter Singapore-based Social Rehab, who recognized this problem and decided to do something about it. READ MORE…

Rewards offered to diners if they leave their smartphones at the door

It’s a situation many diners know all to well: going for dinner with a friend, looking forward to catching up – but instead spending most of the meal staring at the top of their head as they sit glued to their smartphone. Enter Singapore-based Social Rehab, who recognized this problem and decided to do something about it. READ MORE…

In France, an allergen-free restaurant


Allergy-sufferers have already seen a number of innovations to help them avoid food that causes discomfort, from translation cards to food traceability apps. Placing allergies at the forefront of their business, however, is French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l’assiette, whose menu is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, ensuring that most people with a food intolerance of some kind can still have their pick of the restaurant’s selection. READ MORE…

In France, an allergen-free restaurant

Allergy-sufferers have already seen a number of innovations to help them avoid food that causes discomfort, from translation cards to food traceability apps. Placing allergies at the forefront of their business, however, is French restaurant Mon Histoire dans l’assiette, whose menu is entirely free of 11 of the most common allergens, ensuring that most people with a food intolerance of some kind can still have their pick of the restaurant’s selection. READ MORE…

Paris restaurant invites an amateur cook to become head chef each night
France is a country renowned for its culinary tradition, yet these traditions show no sign of standing in the way of innovation. We recently saw Restolib turn Paris restaurant kitchens into spaces for cooking classes after hours, and now Un Jour, Un Chef is going one step further and allowing amateurs to realise their dreams of becoming head chef for one night. READ MORE…

Paris restaurant invites an amateur cook to become head chef each night

France is a country renowned for its culinary tradition, yet these traditions show no sign of standing in the way of innovation. We recently saw Restolib turn Paris restaurant kitchens into spaces for cooking classes after hours, and now Un Jour, Un Chef is going one step further and allowing amateurs to realise their dreams of becoming head chef for one night. READ MORE…