Forked: A New Standard for American Dining by Saru JayaramanForked: A New Standard for American Dining by Saru Jayaraman

Forked: A New Standard for American Dining

bySaru Jayaraman

Hardcover | February 3, 2016

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A restaurant critic can tell you about the chef. A menu can tell you about the farm-sourced ingredients. Now who's going to tell you about the people preparing your meal? From James Beard Leadership Award winner Saru Jayaraman, Forked is an enlightening examination of what we don't talk about when we talk about restaurants: Is the line cook working through a case of stomach flu because he doesn't get paid sick days? Is the busser not being promoted because he speakswith an accent? Is the server tolerating sexual harassment because tips are her only income? As most corporate restaurants continue to set low standards for worker wages and benefits, a new class of chefs and restaurateurs is working to foster sustainability in their food and their employees. Forked offers an insider's view of the highest--and lowest--scoring restaurants for worker pay andbenefits in each sector of the restaurant industry, and with it, a new way of thinking about how and where we eat.
Saru Jayaraman is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has been named one of Crain's "40 Under 40," CNN's "Ten Visionary Women," New York magazine's "Influential of New York," and a 2014 White House "C...
Title:Forked: A New Standard for American DiningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements1. Introduction: Why We Are Forked2. Casual and Family-Style Restaurants: Tipped Over the EdgThe Olive GardenVimala's Curryblossom Cafe3. Fine Dining: The Great Service DivideCraftThe Capital Grille4. Mexican Food: Climbing the LadderTaco BellChipotle5. Burgers, Bills, and No BenefitsMcDonald'sIn-N-Out Burger6. A Tale of Two SandwichesZingerman'sSubway7. The Coffee Cafe: A Place for Debate?StarbucksManifesto Cafe8. Diners: Change Is PossibleDenny'sFlorida Avenue GrillConclusion: The Road from HereIndex