Blog Prompt #2 (9/11)

Option #1

Choose the chapter that you will analyze, summarize it and explain its context within the book.

Option #2

Choose the menu that you will analyze, describe the menu and discuss the restaurant from where it came (atmosphere, feel, etc.). You must bring the menu with you to class.

54 comments for “Blog Prompt #2 (9/11)

  1. Coral Crittenden
    September 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I’ll be doing option 1, over chapter 3. The third chapter of Forked is a deeper look on wages and discriminations, but it dives into specific restaurants, both good and bad. It’s a helpful insight because it shows that what tends to happen is the smaller restaurants that aren’t chains are better to eat and work at, compared to Darden who owns the large, more common dining. It’s also a message of hope to minorities wanting to achieve something despite their limitations, they can persevere and accomplish their dreams.

  2. Kendra Zavala
    September 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    For our next assignment I will be choosing option one, and I will be analyzing chapter three. After reviewing chapters one and two I feel like I have a pretty good understanding on how the book is set up and how. Also, it has been hinted in previous chapters about discrimination in the restaurant industry, but in chapter three it goes into it more in depth. The chapter discusses an “investigation” on discrimination between African Americans and Caucasians, and it also brings in the aspect of Latinos. Not only does it include statistical evidence, it includes a first hand experience from an employee. This chapter also talked about an immigrant who made it to becoming a manager of a company, but eventually being let go after all he had accomplished for them. I feel like this chapter will give me a lot to talk about in my analysis and allow me to tie in all the aspects of the author’s format.

  3. Taylor Brown
    September 9, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I will be doing option 2 for my analysis paper. My restaurant menu I chose to analyze is Outback Steakhouse. I chose this menu because this is one of my favorite restaurants because I love the atmosphere. I have gone there for my prom dinners, birthday gatherings and more. The service has always been good and I want to dissect this menu and see what the customer appeal is. The menu is set up in clutters for what type of meal you are in the mood for. Of course they have a whole page for steaks and descriptions about them and the types of meals you can get for varying prices. Then everything else is divided into smaller subsections with catchy names for them. I think dissecting this menu will be very tricky but also fun and interesting.

    • Ave' Parker
      September 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      I will be doing option 2 for my analysis paper. The restaurant I will be analyzing is Red Robin. Yeah, I know its not that fancy or expensive but its restaurant that catches your eye. I want to dissect and break down their menu because I eat their often and I want to see the real secrets beyond the menu

  4. Brandon Hoover
    September 9, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    For the next paper, I will be doing option 1. I decided on chapter 2, lots of different information going on all throughout. Chapter 2 laid base on the minimum wage for tipped workers and touched a little on sexual harassment among female workers. Also, learned about Olive Garden and how they run the restaurant and what goes on within, mostly learning about the tipped workers wage. One thing I did really enjoy and learned was about sick time, most of the workers within the restaurant doesn’t get paid for missed sick days. Another great thing I loved about this chapter was that it gave 2 case studies among 2 different female workers, one at Olive Garden and the other going on to open up her own restaurant

  5. Estefania Fuentes
    September 10, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    For the next assignment, I will be doing option 1 and I will be analyzing chapter two. Chapter three had several topics that can be talked about. For example, it touches on first the wage for workers, and how other states get payed more for working as servers than the regular $2.13. The next thing that appears in chapter two, is sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is often seen in restaurants, in several ways. Either women must dress more provocatively, or they are harassed at work by other employees. Olive garden was another topic touched, in which Olive garden is not a really good restaurant, for several reasons, one being, workers get no payed sick days. Then, April gives her story about working at Olive Garden and her experience. This chapter will allow me to analysis several aspects that might be an issue later in the book.  

  6. Annalee McDaniel
    September 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I have decided to do option 2 for my analysis. I have chosen to pick Saltwater Cowboys for my restaurant menu that I plan on analyzing. The menu is set up in different sections for you to look at having most of the food on the front and the drinks are on the back. the prices are all lined up so you can compare prices and all the dishes have nice descriptions underneath the names so you kn ow what you’re getting. Saltwater Cowboys is located in Charleston, South Carolina along the intercostal waterway. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming as soon as you walk in. It feels homey and the food is simple but elevated.

  7. Rhyan Faile
    September 10, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I will be doing option 1 on chapter three, as this chapter dives into the problems of discrimination in a restaurant work place, as well as the certain benefits of specific restaurants. One of these problems is with Horacio and his experience getting screwed over by the restaurant that he worked at. Also with Tom Colicchio and his restaurant and how he deals with race and ethnicity in his work place.

  8. Madison C. Ayers
    September 10, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I picked option 1. I will be talking about Chapter 3. In Chapter 2 it talked about a bunch of different things between getting paid minimum wage with tips, getting paid mainly on tips, sexual harassment, and just a bunch of different topics that can be deeply looked into.

  9. Ithzel Contreras
    September 10, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    For our next class assignment, I will be doing option 1, and I will analyze chapter #3 because I feel like chapter one and two gave us an insight about the minimum wage and the problems that people working on the food industry go through. While, chapter #3 provides an investigation on discrimination between African Americans and Caucasians, and it also includes statistical evidence and firsthand experience from and employee. It also has a message of hope for all the people who want to achieve something more in life. It lets them know that everything is possible and that you can persevere and accomplish your dreams if you work hard enough.

  10. Benjamin Jollie
    September 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    For this assignment, I picked option one. I will be analyzing chapter two of the book, the reason for that is that there is a ton going on in that second chapter. It talks about minimum wage, paid sick leave, and also talks about two people who have been involved in the food industry, one working at a restaurant that give good benefits and one who created her own restaurant that offers great benefits for employees

  11. Benjamin Jollie
    September 10, 2018 at 8:12 pm

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  12. Shamerius Mack
    September 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    On the next assignment I will be completing option 1 analyzing “Forked” chapter 3 as the main topic of the chapter is about the diversity between races in the industry and broad examples about the diversity, opportunities that were given to minorities to get ahead, and a table describing restaurant with location and the benefits that they each offer employers. I chose this chapter due to our focus on the topic this week and the passion I have on learning about discrimination and how it impacts others. This assignment also gives me the opportunity to break down my favorite section of the book where not only would I enjoy it but also interpret it.

  13. Austin Herndon
    September 10, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I’ll be doing option 1 and write about chapter 5 for it. This chapter is centered around fast food restaurants and much like every other chapter, it compares a popular chain restaurant to a local restaurant (in this case it’s national as the “local” establishment is In-N-Out Burger). We start off by reading a bit of history on how the modern burger came to be and how it started off. Next, we’re given the basis of McDonald’s and how they’re generalized in terms of things such as basic employee requirments and where the chain stands in the fast food industry. While discussing this, McDonald’s restaurants from two different countries are compared: the United States and Denmark. Denmark shows to give their workers much higher wages (averaging at $20/hr rather than $8.90 in the US), many benefits such as paid vacation and paid maternity and paternity leave, and that 70% of employees stay for over a year (in the US, the average tenure is less than 8 months). Soon we’re given the rundown on McDonald’s in more detail by looking at their history, what working their is like, the health and quality of their food, and a Case Study at the end. We’re then introduced to In-N-Out burger as the high road restaurant in this chapter and are given the same overview as previous.

  14. Carson Weeks
    September 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    For this assignment, I picked option #1.  I will be analyzing chapter 2.  Chapter 2 talks about the problems with tipped workers along with the problems of minimum wage and the sexual harassment of workers. Chapter 2 also has tables to better help understand which restaurants have a $10+ wage for non-tipped workers, paid sick days, and promotion practices.

  15. Jada Lee
    September 10, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I have chosen option 1 over chapter 3 for this assignment. This chapter gives a more personal, in depth look at the discrimination and wage issues within the restaurant industry. The stories told by employees and owners of both large and small restaurants give in depth looks at how corrupt the industry can be. The chapter also indirectly shows that smaller scale restaurants are run monumentally better than larger restaurant chains in most instances. This chapter deals with race, discrimination, wage issues, and inequality throughout the restaurant industry, and this gives me many points to speak on in my analysis.

  16. Darrell Parker Lilly
    September 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    For this assignment I have chosen option number two. I plane to get and annualize the McDonalds menu to see not only how they set it up but also to see how they arrange the prices accordingly. I have chosen this menu because it is a very prominent fast food chain and is one of the biggest in the business which is why I think it would be interesting to see how they have made it this far and what kind of roll there menus played in all of it. I look forward to seeing just how they set the menu up in a way that helps you make a fast decision on a tight budget.

  17. Mika Alday
    September 10, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    For the next assignment, I will be doing an analysis on chapter two of Forked. Chapter two further explained the three key issues of restaurants: minimum wages, paid sick days, and sexual harassment. In this chapter, Jayaraman focused on casual and family-style restaurants like Olive Garden. Aside from the statistics, she also included case studies like April, who worked at Olive Garden and had issues with wage and paid sick days. Jayaraman used the firsthand experiences of April and Vimala as a way to strengthen her purpose and appeal to her readers’ emotions and ethics.

  18. Ashley Metts
    September 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I will be doing option 1 for my analysis paper. The chapter that I chose is Chapter 5. This chapter is much like the chapters before it where she compares two different restaurants. In this chapter she specifically calls out the burger industry. She used Mcdonald’s for the “low road” and “the high rode” was In-N-Out burger. The basic summary of this chapter is where she looks at the different wages of Mcdonald’s and how they pay their employees in Denmark compared to what they pay their employees here in the United States. As well as all the benefits they can receive compared to almost none here in the U.S. She brings in a few other fast food burger restaurants that she claims are taking the “High road” describing the food quality and what these animals look like before they are killed and processed.

  19. Candace Crowder
    September 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    For this assignment I chose option 1 of analyzing a chapter from the book Forked. I will be analyzing Chapter 2. I chose chapter 2 because it was very informative about different things in the restaurant industry and it was very interesting and taught me some things I didn’t know actually happened in the restaurant industry such as unpaid sick days and sexual harassment.

  20. Helena Riddle
    September 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    For this next paper I will be choosing option number 1, and analyzing chapter two. Chapter two had a few different topics throughout the chapter. The topic of sexual harassment I feel is very important and I feel It is an interesting yet, informational topic.

     

  21. Anna Bevington
    September 10, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    For my analysis essay, I am doing option 2. The restaurant I am choosing for my menu is IHOP. IHOP designs their menus are made with pancakes first, things similar to pancakes (French toast, waffles), other breakfast items, then lunch and dinner, then drinks. As a restaurant that primarily advertises breakfast and has pancakes in the name, it’s no surprise that the majority of their menu is composed of some sort of breakfast combination. The menu is flooded with both pictures and detailed descriptions, and the items they want you to focus on include both.

  22. melvin mckie
    September 10, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    For this the next paper i choose option 1, analyzing ch 2.  Ch 2 gets really deep from the different topic such as; sexual harassment, minimum wages, unpaid sick days.  i felt, like this chapter was very interesting because I’m learning a lot about how restaurants treat workers an things that go on in a restaurant. Also, i feel liked this is a very important chapter to talk about.

  23. Austin Williams
    September 10, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I am choosing option 2. The restaurant I am choosing is my dad’s restaurant “Airport Grill”. I like my dad’s store because they have some really good food, especially the hamburger. My dad’s restaurant prices are fair and some what dramatic. I think this will be a good place to write about.

  24. Jasna Gerou
    September 10, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I chose option two. I will analyze a Rosati’s menu. My mom owns a Rosati’s back home and I worked there for about two years but, I never took the time to look at the menu. They also have some of my favorite foods and I think it would be interesting to compare the prices of their restaurant to other pizza places. I also plan on analyzing the menu layout to see which parts stand out the most to me as a customer and compare it to their marketing focal points.

  25. Madalyn Shaver
    September 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    I am choosing option 1. I will be writing my essay based off of chapter 5 in the book Forked. I chose this option and specific chapter as I felt it touched on the lack of benefits that come from working in the food industry, which I would like to further explain in my essay. I feel the lack of benefits while working in the food industry is often not discussed nor understand. Therefore, my intentions with writing this paper is to not only educated myself but my reader on such topics.

  26. Ma'lesha Dawson
    September 11, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I choose option #2. I picked a menu from T.W. Boons. The atmosphere at T.W. Boons is relaxing. and welcoming. T.W. Boons is in Greenwood, SC. T.W. Boons menu is set up with so many options. My favorite thing on the menu is their wings. I will analyze this menu to show how the different sections have a meaning. T.W. Boons menu have cute sub titles on the menu. The subtilties mainly show what’s included in the meal and what choice of sides go along with the meal. If you ever wondering around in Greenwood, SC stop by there and have you a wonderful meal. 

     

  27. joseph dixon
    September 11, 2018 at 2:31 am

    I am doing option 2 for the analysis paper, the restaurant I picked was O’charleys because I work there. O”charleys doesn’t have a centralized theme so the feel of the restaurant to me feels more like a buffet that someone crammed into a menu and a place that has a very diverse selection. The atmosphere of the restaurant is sad because it’s mainly all old people. The menu is set up with a lot of images with background images of drinks or sides that pair well with the main course and other Easter eggs such as that

  28. Brenda
    September 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I will be analyzing chapter 4 on mexican food in places like Taco Bell and Chipotle along with many other mexican selling restaurants. Since I know the quality and taste that a really good mexican dish should have I can analyze the different points that the author makes contributing to her overall thesis of employees and wages. This chapter also talks about the E-coli outbreak and the questions about the quality of the veggies and food they are serving, as well as, how pedro, an immigrant worker who didn’t know much english, was able to go from working as a server being paid $2.50 minimum wage to working at chipotle $7.50-$8.00 an hour plus $1.00-$1.50 in raises for promotions. So, Pedro was able to find opportunity at Chipotle since everyone sees the vision of the franchise and works together as a team.

     

  29. Mikayla Morales
    September 11, 2018 at 8:07 am

    For this assignment, I will be doing option 1 and analyzing chapter 3. This chapter deals with many different topics such as wage gaps, race discrimination, sexual assault, and other major issues in the restaurant business. This chapter also uses smaller scale restaurants to describe their working conditions compared to the bigger chain restaurants that were described in chapter 2. The restaurants talked about throughout this chapter also help to show the major issues that are constantly developing in the restaurant business.

  30. Tyler Gallman
    September 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    The chapter that I am choosing starts at the beginning with chapter two. This chapter has great impact on the book because of its overlaying topic that involves a large majority of the restaurants in the US. This chapter talks on casual and family style restaurants. It talks on the topic of wages for tipped workers, their distaste for olive gardens reputation and related story’s, the amount of sick days or there lack of, April, and Vimala Rajendra. Chapter two goes through the minimum wage for tipped workers and discusses how low it is. It causes workers to rely almost solely on the tips they bring in each time they work. Going through The middle part of this chapter they reveal stories of bad treatment from the restaurant chain, Olive Garden. They lacked in providing sick days or even taking care of their employees. April spoke about her many bad experiences while working for Olive Garden. Not just the restaurant itself but also certain employees or management. I will be writing and analyzing chapter two of the book Forked by Saru Jayaraman.

  31. Adeline Folland
    September 11, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I am choosing to do number one. I will be analyzing chapter 7: The Coffee Café, Place for Debate? In this chapter Saru Jayaraman describes how the coffee industry became famous and two stories one of a girl, Autumn and the other about Hassan Rashid Del Campo Nicholas. In Autumn’s case she worked at Starbucks which treated their employees unfairly. She told us that there was discrimination, poor hours, and she would get written up for not smiling. Jayaraman also shows us a story about a guy, Hassan Rashid Del Campo Nicholas. In this story he has struggles growing up after his mom lost her job. They would go to food banks, shelters, and barely live day by day. But he went to college and helped start a business, which is still very successful.

  32. Cindy Lin
    September 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I will be doing choosing option 2.  I am choosing my parent’s restaurant, China, because we have a variety of food to choose from and it is really good and the prices for them seem fair. 

  33. Eric Houser
    September 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I’ll be doing option 1 over chapter 2. It goes over what the wages and working conditions for tipped workers are like. It mainly hits on Darden Restaurants Olive Garden by talking about how workers there would be sexually harassed and aren’t given paid sick leave, all by making as little as just above 2 dollars an hour. These topics are brought up this early as restaurants like Olive Garden are what most families chose to go out to when they do go out.

  34. Arionna Singleton
    September 11, 2018 at 10:17 am

    For the next paper, I’ll be doing option 2. I will analyze ATown Wings menu.  I chose this menu because this is one of my favorite places to eat and they have a variety of foods to choose from.  The service is always good and the food always be hot. My menu is dissected into sections with the prices along with them.

  35. Kitten Johnson
    September 11, 2018 at 10:54 am

    for this assignment I will be doing blog prompt #2. 5 guys is one of my favorite restaurants and it is an all known favorite.  I chose this restaurant because not only is the food good,but  it is a christian, friendly environment.

  36. Kayce Jendraszek
    September 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    For this project, I will be choosing option two and analyzing the menu from Betsy’s On the Corner.  I chose Betsy’s because it’s my favorite restaurant and it has a small-town diner variety that isn’t seen much anymore.  The staff is friendly, the food is amazing, and I feel at home while eating out.

  37. Ryan Arnott
    September 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I will be doing option 1, and be analyzing chapter 2. The topic of wages and fair treatment of employees is very interesting to me. Throughout this chapter the author talks about how the minimum wage and the true minimum wage for most restaurant employees is very different, as well as treatment of these employees in the way of sick days, what they have to endure with costumers, and the sexual harassment.

  38. James Jackson
    September 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I choose option 2 to do my next paper on. I want to evaluate IHOP as  restaurant and their menu, because I LOVE IHOP and I feel like doing some research on their menu and restaurant could give me a little insight as to what strategies they use to organize their menus, environment, decoration,etc.

  39. Keezee Florentville
    September 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    For our next assignment, I chose option one and I will be analyzing chapter three. Reading the first few chapters gave me an insight on this book and I have a better understanding of what goes on behind the double doors of some restaurants. In chapter three, the author describes the fine dining restaurants, sever race and gender segregation and discrimination. This topic fascinates me because I have yet to be discriminated based on my race; living in St. Lucia, everyone is practically the same race and people don’t make it a major issue as to what color your skin is. The discrimination mentioned in this chapter is mainly between African Americans and Caucasians with a bit of Latinos in the mix. A story about an immigrant who made a name for himself by becoming a manager of a company but got his undoing when he was let go by said company, was also referenced. I believe that this chapter will allow me to write an incredible analysis because a lot of statistical information was mentioned as well as firsthand experience.

  40. Hannah Gunter
    September 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I chose to do option number one. I am going to analyze chapter two. In this chapter it mainly highlights the working conditions of some restaurants, the harshness the workers experience and the low income that tipped workers face. Most workers in the Darden Restaurants are sexually harassed and aren’t paid for sick days. Being a germaphobe I would like to learn about the percentage of workers that come in sick to make a living.

  41. Keezee Florentville
    September 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    For our next assignment, I chose option one and I will be analyzing chapter three. Reading the first few chapters gave me an insight on this book and I have a better understanding of what goes on behind the double doors of some restaurants. In chapter three, the author describes the fine dining restaurants, sever race and gender segregation and discrimination. This topic fascinates me because I have yet to be discriminated based on my race; living in St. Lucia, everyone is practically the same race and people don’t make it a major issue as to what color your skin is. The discrimination mentioned in this chapter is mainly between African Americans and Caucasians with a bit of Latinos in the mix. I believe that this chapter will allow me to write an incredible analysis because a lot of statistical information was mentioned as well as firsthand experience.

  42. KinleyJohnson
    September 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    For this assignment, I chose option two. The restaurant I chose to get my menu from is Longhorns Steakhouse. I chose this restaurant because my family and I always choose to eat here for birthdays and other special occasions. The atmosphere of Longhorns is very welcoming and clean. The servers are kind and the prices are not extremely high here.

  43. Airyhana
    September 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    For the next paper I will discussing option one. Chapter 2 main focuses of the wages and working conditions of Darden restaurants. Olive Garden was the main restaurant being talked about. Workers were sexually harassed and weren’t given paid sick days. Their pay was $2.13 hourly. I believe chapter two gives enough examples to successfully write a paper

  44. Caleb Fairchild
    September 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    For my analysis, I am going to be doing option one. I will be analyzing chapter two of the book. Chapter two covers all the problems that plague the family-style restaurant industry and also what qualities make a family-style restaurant considered to be “taking the high road”. Some of the problems that were mentioned were sexual harassment, no paid sick days, and low payment for tipped workers. In the chapter, Darden Restaurants was accused of being one company that was guilty of all three of these problems. Within the entirety of the book, I believe that chapter two provides some of the most relatable content for covering family restaurants and it covers problems that affect everyday people.

  45. Andrea Blackwood
    September 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    For my next paper I chose prompt #2. I will be analyzing a menu from Soy Noodle House. I’ve only been there a couple of times but I really enjoy their food plus the service is great too. The decor of the restaurant is very nice and the prices are reasonable. Also there is a good amount of options to choose from.

  46. Evan Condon
    September 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    For our next writing assignment, I will be writing about prompt number two. I have chosen to write about Bones Steakhouse. I have chosen this steakhouse because it is a very nice restaurant that me and my family have gone to over the years. Each visit we have been more than satisfied with great service, fantastic food, and an experience that makes us want to go back sooner rather than later. The restaurant provides many types of food roaming from the best cuts of steaks to an amazing selection of sea food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is a classy and relaxed feel with low lights and soft music.

  47. Staccaya Moyd
    September 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

    For the next paper prompt I choose writing assignment #2. The atmosphere isn’t so great but the waiters and waitresses make up for the lifeless surroundings with positive attitudes and maybe or not so genuine love for their jobs. Most of the meals on the meal to me I seemed unappetizing. The menu has each food category under a heading so if one decides to get a sandwich, burger, something called dunk it’s they could. When I went I ordered a quesadilla with fried mushrooms. The meal was surprisingly mouthwatering and it made my overall experience not so bad.

  48. Virginia Quarles
    September 13, 2018 at 1:08 am

     
    I will be focusing on a menu from one of my favorite restaurants: Barberitos. I would consider the menu to be flexible as it allows customers to choose what they would like in their burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, and much more. All sorts of meat and toppings are offered. The menu includes phrases such as, “fresh and healthy meal”, “homemade”, and “fresh veggies and protein”. I believe the goal is to make the customers feel good about eating there and feel as if they are eating healthy whether it is or not. The atmosphere is welcoming, and old pop hits are usually playing over the speakers. Young people, generally college students, work to create meals for the customers all day. To new comers, it can be overwhelming to have so many options. Once I found a burrito that I liked, I have stuck to ordering the same thing every time. I have chosen Barberitos because I am interested to analyze its menu.
     

  49. Gabbi Hayes
    September 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

    For the next writing assignment, I chose option 1 and I’ll be discussing chapter 4. Chapter 4 was a very interesting chapter to me, bc in that chapter they talked about Mexican good and I was surprised to chose this chapter because I’m not a big fan of Mexican food. Not only did they point out real Mexican restaurants, but they mainly focused on Taco Bell and Chipotle, but mainly Taco Bell. It was explained how Taco Bell had an E. Coil breakout in states such as, South Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and in New Jersey, and because of that, 71 people got sick.  There had been a lot of  outbreaks, pertaining Salmonella enteritidis, which broke out in several states and it led back to Taco Bell. I would also like to point out the worker, whose name is Pedro, how he made his way up in the working business and he didn’t even know how to speak English whenever he came to the United States, but he he still worked, even though he started out in a low paying job, he worked until he got a better job which payed a lot of than what he was used to.

  50. T'Meira Brown
    September 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    For the next writing assignment due in class I chose to focus on option 2. I will be analyzing the LongHorn Steakhouse menu due to the fact that I work there and it was easily accessible for me. The menu is in a book format. It has a fake leather cover, to go with the Western theme that the restaurant is so famous for. The pictures that are available on the menu are the popular items. The font is consistent, the only things that change are the font color and the font size. The less important items are put on the bottom of the pages.

    LongHorn’s could be considered a “fancy” restaurant due to its high reputation. When you walk inside the doors you’re either greeted by the smell of steak or alcohol, depending on whether you walk into the bar or dining room. You feel welcome because the employees make sure to put your needs first and you feel as if they care about you.

  51. Chloe Corley
    October 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I will be doing option one which is to analysis a chapter from the novel Forked. In chapter eight, the author talks about the troubles a business will go through constantly. These troubles may consist of sexual harassment, racial tensions, and the workers becoming made because of low paid wages. She uses many emotional appeals to show how these factors affect a business. Some ended up with big law suits and some were handled from the beginning to avoid those lawsuits. I feel like this a good chapter to analysis just because I’ve had personal experiences within a work place with some of these factors.

  52. Sydney Burk
    October 15, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I will be analyzing Chapter one in “Why Are We Forked” by Saru Jayaraman.  In this chapter Saru Jayaraman speaks of the group she is a founder of, Restaurant Opportunities Centers, also known as ROC. She explains that her organization is on track to raise restaurant wages and working conditions in the industry. Jayaraman speaks of her motivation to get involved with changing, what seems to be, an impossible industry to make a difference in; her family owned restaurant started by her great grandfather. She explains how he took great care of his employees, making sure they made enough money to live a good life. Jayaraman states that the restaurant and its employees gave off a sense of family, taken care of without question. She speaks of the economical toll the restaurant industry is placing on their employees and the horrific acts of sexual harassment toward many female employees who work these terrible paying jobs. Jayaraman introduces the concept of a low road employer and a high road employer. She describes a low road employer as someone who pays the minimum to their employees to make their restaurant as profitable as possible. These low road employers are also said, by Jayaraman, to have horrendous working conditions for their employees. Jayaraman later describes high road employers to be the complete opposite, paying their employees livable wages with righteous working conditions. Although in the beginning of the chapter Jayaraman introduces her family owned restaurant as a positive outlet for their employees, she claims term “sense of family” is common of restaurateur’s in America to cover up their low paying wages.  

  53. Za'Leayia Robinson
    December 6, 2018 at 1:17 am

    For my paper, I am choosing to do an chapter analysis of chapter 3.  In chapter 3, sara is basically talking about racial discrimination and how it is effecting the working enviornment. Also in this chapter, she is talking about how she feel about racial discrimination and the actions that were taking place for the act of racial discrimination in the workplace.

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