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Marketing

Michelin Releases Its List of New Picks for New York City’s Best Cheap(er) Restaurants

1 hour ago

Too much Brooklyn and not enough Queens if you ask us.

Chains

Queso Concerns at Chipotle Weigh on Investors Before Quarterly Earnings

3 hours ago

Nobody is talking about Chipotle's very bad year of health concerns. Instead, they're worried that its Queso dip isn't artificial enough. In the long term, this could prove to be a win for the brand.

Independents

John Besh to Leave Besh Restaurant Group After Sexual Harassment Allegations

3 hours ago

There's a sense throughout the restaurant industry that this is the first of many allegations, as well as an opportunity to reset the lopsided dynamics within the industry that allow cultures like this to thrive.

Operations

Meal-Kit Startup HelloFresh Hopes for IPO Success That Eluded Blue Apron

7 hours ago

Meal kits are a threat to restauarants for as long as they’re allowed to operate at a loss while giving potential diners a reason to stay home.

Strategy

Fast Food Is Beating Fast Casual on Mobile and Social Media

8 hours ago

There isn’t so much a tortoise and the hare message in here as we’d like to imply. One person’s digital metric high points are another one’s warnings, so brands should use L2’s numbers to better understand their strategies, not simply define them.

People

Video: Noma’s René Redzepi Hates Routine

10 hours ago

How does one of the best chefs in the world keep from falling into the routine of his own success? By challenging the notion of a restaurant, tirelessly iterating on new ideas, and working hard to push himself well out of his comfort zone.

Independents

Chicago Is Down One Michelin-Starred Restaurant This Year

20 hours ago

Chicago lost two two-starred restaurants last year due to closures but still features a strong list of award winners, including the usual suspects.

People

Northern California’s Wine Industry Assesses Post-Wildfire Landscape

3 days ago

The rebuilding and replanting will have a long-term impact on the valleys that will be felt in restaurants far beyond the region.

Independents

Bobby Flay Will Close His Midtown Manhattan Restaurant Bar Americain

3 days ago

The balance between celebrity chef and running a restaurant is never easy but lease renewals always offer an opportunity to rethink what you're doing.

Marketing

The $30 Billion Chinese Restaurant Review, Delivery and Booking Site That Just Got Bigger

4 days ago

Cheaper labor, densely populated cities, and a giant body of consumers that live on mobile devices is a dream scenario for any restaurant delivery, discovery, or booking service.

Independents

Adding Up the Costs Behind Le Cirque’s Bankruptcy and Closure

5 days ago

No restaurant is immune to the challenges of staying in business, not even those once at the pinnacle of fine dining.

Chains

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Files for Bankruptcy Protection

5 days ago

It's a tough world out there for existing sit-down restaurant chains. Color us unsurprised.