The British government is urging diners to keep going out to eat after the end of a popular government scheme offering half-price food in restaurants.
The collapse of George Calombaris’ restaurant empire was prompted by a $7m wage underpayment scandal. Other celebrity chefs have been caught out, too. The bitter truth of Australia’s hospitality industry is that staff exploitation is not the exception but the norm, argue Richard Robinson and Matthew Brenner.
The District Court has handed the director of SA-based chain Funk Coffee & Food a $600,000 bill for misleading a franchisee about the turnover of a city café – but he’s vowed to appeal the judgement.