If your menu says you buy from Farmer Jones better be willing to back that up

If your menu says you buy from Farmer Jones, better be willing to back that up.

Restaurants outed in farm-to-table fraud exposé

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Operators already know the damage negative online reviews can do to their restaurant’s reputation. Now they’re about to learn what happens when a newspaper catches them openly lying about food they tout as “locally sourced” or “farm-to-table” that is anything but.

Bad PR is one effect, as these acts cause customers to question both the purity of a restaurant’s food and its intentions. Legal ramification are another possible outcome.

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