Month: January 2020

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A Quick History of Fast Food: What is Fast Food and Where Did it Come From?

The term ‘fast food’ first appeared in the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 1951, but its real history stretches all the way back into Europe and Ancient Rome. That’s right, behind those golden arches and secret recipes is a history that takes place across continental Europe, surviving kings, queens, empires, wars, and the general rise and fall …

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Good Buffet Etiquette: How to NOT Act Like a Fool On The Buffet Line

There’s nothing quite like a buffet that can turn a bunch of nice, ordinary people into a hoard of elbowing, shoving, hungry barbarians. I mean, it makes sense, especially if it’s a fancy buffet: everyone wants the good piece of whatever is in front of them (you know that piece, the one you were eyeing …

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The Restaurateur Life: Things You Should Know About Owning a Restaurant

Shows like Master Chef and Hell’s Kitchen do a very good job of selling the idea to people that becoming an esteemed restaurateur (it’s a fancy French word meaning someone who owns a restaurant or a bunch of restaurants) was a glitzy, glamorous, exciting, and fascinating life that’s bound to fulfill your every hope and …

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Everything You Need to Know About Booking an Airbnb

Prior to 2008, going on vacation had only a few options for accommodations. Aside from hotels, you had the option of motels, inns, lodges, bed, and breakfasts, or hostels. But in 2008, a game-changing type of accommodation allowed people to find their home away from home: Airbnb. Airbnb connects property owners (“hosts”) with people (“guests”) …

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What’s The Difference Between a Motel and a Hotel? Quite a Bit, Actually

There’s nothing better than hitting the sack after a long and hard day of traveling on the road. But when you’re out and about, do you check-in at a hotel, or do you find the nearest motel to crash in? The two sound similar, have similar purposes, but for some reason, they exist as two …

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