Comments on: Is the press to blame for pop-up restaurants? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/17/is-the-press-to-blame-for-pop-up-restaurants/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: najdorf http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/17/is-the-press-to-blame-for-pop-up-restaurants/comment-page-1/#comment-29807 Sat, 20 Aug 2011 00:37:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9372#comment-29807 High-end restaurants aggregate, because multiple people serve a table and management wants to incentivize everyone to pay attention to every customer. Most restaurants do not aggregate, because they are just hoping to incentivize at least one person to pay attention to each customer (with mixed results). That is the difference between your perspectives.

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By: exwaiter http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/17/is-the-press-to-blame-for-pop-up-restaurants/comment-page-1/#comment-29729 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:51:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9372#comment-29729 Good column, I would have to agree with the last paragraph the most; but what caused me to comment, is theinfamoush6’s regarding aggregating tips. The bulk of sit-down/dine-in restaurants still have tips based on the individual; with the exception of the bar which aggregates a small percentage of alcohol-sale tips from wait-staff, and tips amongst the bartenders.

As a former waiter, my wage was 3.75 an hour (below minimum wage unless reported tips didn’t balance it); the bulk of my pay was tips based solely on my interactions with the customer, and their generosity (or lack thereof).

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By: TinyTim1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/17/is-the-press-to-blame-for-pop-up-restaurants/comment-page-1/#comment-29707 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:09:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9372#comment-29707 Superb insight Felix and I wholeheartedly agree both from an investment and dining-out perspective.

Although, I do believe you might have missed the “new” part of the word “news”.

In fairness it should be the responsibility of any blogger or old-school journo to cover both the new/instant vs. checking that the old hasn’t changed.

I certainly tailor my investment reading to commentary on movement today as well as revisits of old ideas.

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By: theinfamoush6 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/17/is-the-press-to-blame-for-pop-up-restaurants/comment-page-1/#comment-29691 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:24:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=9372#comment-29691 The desire of food bloggers and reporters to cover pop-ups is analogous to the desire of financial reporters to cover daily moves in the stock market: it’s happening now, it’s news, so therefore it must be reported — ideally as breathlessly as possible.

don’t waste your breath… instant knowledge is here to stay. Your followup column should be about raising the wage paid to waiters and lessening the american habit of tipping. There’s no point to tipping anyway since the wait staff aggregates their money as a whole and divides for the most part by my understanding.

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