MOD Pizza set to Spread its "MODness" in Florida

MOD Pizza set to Spread its "MODness" in Florida

At least, that’s the plan by the brand’s exclusive Florida franchisee— BBX Capital.

Next week, the Seattle-based brand will be opening its first store in Miami-Dade County and fourth Florida store, overall. BBX Capital has already opened stores in Parkland, Coral Springs, and Jacksonville.

This new location will be in Kendall’s The Palms at Town & Country, a Mediterranean-themed, open-air shopping center.

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Why Are Gender Wage Gaps Still a Reality?

Why Are Gender Wage Gaps Still a Reality?

In most recent years, women all over the world have protested against wage inequality.

According to the OECD, the United States sits at the fifth place as the nation with one of the widest pay gaps (18.1%), as reported by "Forbes."

In a revelating report, Gecko Hospitality shed light on the undeniable pay gap that still exists in America’s hospitality industry, specifically.

The 2017 Hospitality Management and Restaurant Salary Survey Report was released last week and it detailed the salary for hospitality workers in 10 different categories. Out of those 10, only one demonstrated that women earned a higher salary than their male counterparts.

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Adam Sachs No Longer With Saveur

Adam Sachs No Longer With Saveur

Saveur editor-in-chief Adam Sachs’s tenure at the food magazine is over. The magazine’s publisher, Bonnier Corporation, laid off 70 staff members at offices in California, New York, and Florida, Recode reported Wednesday.

Several worked at Saveur magazine including Saveur digital editor Dan Dao. After news of the layoffs broke, rumors quickly swirled that Sachs was no longer with the company. Sachs confirmed his departure to Grub Street over email but added that he could not comment beyond that.

According to the New York Times, Saveur is reducing its publication schedule to four issues a year. Its editorial department now consists of just six full-time employees.

The news was met with grim reactions, but on Twitter, editor Alex Testere reaffirmed that the magazine was not folding.

“The few of us left are obviously reeling a little bit from losing some of our closest friends and colleagues, but we still have faith that we’ll be able to make Saveur a beautiful quarterly magazine, and also keep up our original digital content,” Testere wrote to Grub Street the day after the news broke. “The layoffs are sad and unfortunate, but I’m personally looking forward to continuing to work with everyone in whatever capacity we can.”

Before taking the top position at Saveur after longtime editor James Oseland, Sachs had a long career as a writer covering food and other subjects. He wrote for publications including GQ, Bon Appétit, and Details, and has won several James Beard Foundation Awards. Sachs was brought on before Saveur’s digital relaunch in 2015.

“Saveur is special,” Sachs said to the New York Times. “I know there’s an audience for the kind of in-depth, smart reporting the magazine has always been known for. The challenge for anyone in this business now is, how do you package and sell the good stuff in a way that’s sustainable?”

Read more about Sachs’ career at Grub Street.

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Liquor Sales Ban May Impact This Major Tourist Destination

Liquor Sales Ban May Impact This Major Tourist Destination

On Wednesday, Miami Beach Mayor, Philip Levine, announced he is running for governor of Florida. The news comes as residents of the popular tourist destination are to vote on the politicized and polarizing Ocean Drive liquor referendum proposal on Nov. 7.

The measure would require businesses located between 5th and 15th street along Ocean Drive to stop alcohol sales after 2 a.m. Currently, sales are allowed until 5 a.m at the beachfront destination.

This week, on Halloween Day, a group against the 2 a.m. Alcohol Sales Ban— mostly hospitality industry professionals— gathered outside City Hall to protest the ban. Many cite possible job layoffs and the inability to make enough income.

Miami Beach commissioners were scheduled to discuss the Florida International University (FIU) Ocean Drive study on Oct. 31, which was funded by the City of Miami Beach. The agenda was postponed to be discussed on Dec. 13, well over a month after residents vote for or against the ban.

As reported by "Miami Herald," “The decision to approve the $85,000 study by FIU’s Metropolitan Center came just days before the beginning of early voting and three weeks before Election Day, Nov. 7.”

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Hyper-Local Partnerships: Food App Waitr and Crying Eagle Brewing Make A Nice Pear, Saison Beer

Hyper-Local Partnerships: Food App Waitr and Crying Eagle Brewing Make A Nice Pear, Saison Beer

In the past, Foodable has reported on hyper-local partnerships involving craft breweries, where Funky Buddha partnered up with Whole Foods Market to make spent grain sourdough bread.

Now, a tech company with hopes to drive business to the restaurants it delivers food from has teamed up with a local brewery to form a different kind of hyper-local partnership.

This time around, beer and tech have collided in a unique and unexpected way, since Waitr, a food delivery startup, partnered-up with craft beer company Crying Eagle Brewing to bring local restaurants a beer— A Nice Pear— to get excited about.

The beer’s name is a play on the word pair, alluding to the partnership between the beer company and the restaurant app company, both founded in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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