Marie Parker

Marie Parker
Marie started working as a hostess in high school before moving to a server and later to a management role. She has worked for a number of restaurant groups and brings her knowledge to her writing.

Recent Posts

Plastic Waste and Restaurants: Who is Responsible ?

Posted by Marie Parker on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Single-use plastic has played a crucial role in the restaurant business for hundreds of years in a variety of forms from bowls and cups to...

Restaurants Showing Their Support For Pride Month

Posted by Marie Parker on Jul 1, 2019 9:42:06 AM

June was Pride month, and it saw a host of restaurants such as Chipotle and Shake Shack come out in support of LGBTQ rights by creating...

3 Reasons Why Quick Service Restaurants Are Dating Hot Spots

Posted by Marie Parker on Feb 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Online dating is now the norm and with that comes frequent meet and greets. Nights of candlelit dinners and theater tickets are being reserved...

Changes to Board Room Requirements: More Female Inclusion

Posted by Marie Parker on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

California legislators passed a new law which requires companies to hold a more even share of female directors on their board. The law was signed...

California May Ban Paper Receipts - What Restaurants Should Consider

Posted by Marie Parker on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The newly introduced law is nicknamed the "Skip the Slip" bill, and will legally require retailers, including restaurants, to provide an...

When to Fire Bad Employees

Posted by Marie Parker on Dec 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In an uncertain economy, every employee counts. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine when the time is right to let an employee go. You...

The Highs and Lows of a Cash-Free Business Model

Posted by Marie Parker on Dec 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Cash-free transactions come with a host of benefits for both businesses and consumers alike-- but what if refusing cash transactions signals a...

Beyond the Avocado Toast: Will Aging Millennials Bring Back Casual Dining?

Posted by Marie Parker on Nov 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It's no secret that millennials have been blamed for the supposed death of casual dining. But can an entire generation really be responsible for...