Recorded July 17th, 2020 at 5:30pm - Hey everybody out there in Restaurant Land. Let's take a moment to appreciate the fact that the sun in shining, birds are chirpin' and we're only here for a finite amount of time. We all have this in common. That's a fact... and we're nothing more than brothers and sisters on the giant spinning globe. Okay? So be nice to each other. Alright, nicely done. Now let's jump into this weekly recap on the state of this wild planet. Still mid-pandemic and cases of covid-19 seem to be escalating in pockets the U.S., and abroad. Retailers like Albertsons, Walgreens, and Publix have banned together to tell us their stance on the mask debate (spoiler: they're indifferent to your opinion of their stance). We take a peek around the corner of the service industry by reviewing a couple of long term trends, and lastly I bend the knee on my fail-proof, certified Three-Pronged approach to restaurant service ... by adding a Fourth Prong! WOWZA - what a week. This episode is sponsored by our friends at Anchor.fm the best place on this crazy planet to record, edit and distribute your podcast.