International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY honors Danny Meyer

NEW YORK – The forthcoming International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will honor Danny Meyer, founder of Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack, with the TORCH award at the 2017 Show on Monday, March 6, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The honor, present by the Food Shows and Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, honors operators who embody the qualities of the Torch – illumination, energy, joy, victory, enlightenment, hope and education. The presentation takes place in the Culinary Demonstration Theater. Visit

Large distilled spirits tax proposed in Boston

BOSTON – The City Council is reportedly looking at a large tax increase on alcoholic beverage sales- a new two percent tax on beer, wine and spirits that would make MA’s sales tax one of the highest in the country. According to Distilled Spirits Council Vice President Jay Hibbard, “If the city council moves forward, they will be ignoring their constituents and instituting double and triple taxation on alcohol. Ultimately, this will endanger jobs, limit sales and hurt responsible consumers in Boston.”To take action on this proposed measure, go to


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