Choose a topic such as food safety, food sanitation, alcohol
abuse, alcohol and restaurants, happy hours, menu legislation, Center for
Science in the Public Interest, or a topic assigned by the instructor. Using a
news search engine or a newspaper from your hometown, search for current news
on a topic. If you use a news search engine, be careful to select only news
from the country in which you are studying. Lead a class discussion on the news
item to include the following:
a. Describe the impact this news item has on the
restaurant/food service industry. b. Indicate why this news is relevant to
managers in the restaurant/food service industry c. If you were a restaurant
manager, how would your behavior change as a result of having this information?
What would you do differently? d. Discuss what future changes you believe might
occur in the restaurant/food service industry as a result of this news.