It seems Americans are hungry for diversity when it comes to their food. The National Restaurant Association finds 66 percent of consumers surveyed eat a wider variety of ethnic cuisines than they did five years ago. In recognition of Arizona Restaurant Week, we’re taking a closer look at how the industry is meeting new customer demands.
The state will soon start pumping cash into schools after Arizonans narrowly passed Proposition 123, but officials in Lake Havasu say they will need voters’ help again in November to avoid the worst case scenario, closing an elementary school.
Earlier this year, PayPal picked the North Carolina city over Chandler and Tampa, to house its new global operations center — but, the online payment firm then backed out of that deal, in the wake of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the so-called bathroom law.
When 200,000 households didn’t get their publicity pamphlets in the time frame required before this month’s special election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan blamed a “vendor error” on the problem, while also taking responsibility.
Glancing skyward can give the illusion of a vast, empty space. The reality is outer space is congested, contested and competitive. That’s how one University of Arizona scientist describes it, and he’s leading research to keep human-made objects in space moving in an orderly fashion.
The number of restaurants owned by women and people of color has increased significantly compared to the overall economy. From 2007 to 2012, the National Restaurant Association found women-owned restaurants increased 40 percent nationally compared to all businesses. In Arizona, women restaurant owners grew 71 percent, compared to 9 percent for all restaurants.