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People

Northern California’s Wine Industry Assesses Post-Wildfire Landscape

12 hours 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

18 hours 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

2 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

2 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

2 days ago

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

Strategy

San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

3 days ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

Tech

6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

3 days ago

With increasing agreement, restaurants and technologists understand that technology continues to fundamentally change the dining experience from start to finish. What's less clear is the exact path to success.

Chains

Ruby Tuesday Is Going Private After Years of Falling Short on Revenues

4 days ago

Tip for the new owners: Go smaller, get interesting. Right now there’s next to nothing to distinguish it from Fridays or Applebee’s.

People

Reserve’s COO Hire Signals Its Focus on Growth in a Competitive Market

5 days ago

I'm a fan of companies with a strong focus, especially in a crowded market. Reserve's challenge of scaling quickly while maintaining the personal feel of a human concierge is a big one, but this new hire signals the company's ambitions to continue to grow.

Chains

Restaurants Look to Emerging Global Markets for Growth

5 days ago

In a country that some call over-restauranted, emerging markets overseas are the new frontier for U.S.-based chains.

Tech

Facebook Wants You to Use Its App to Order Delivery

1 week ago

We still think that the tech giants are fighting over too small a piece of the pie here.

Chains

Philippines Favorite Jollibee Is Looking for Acquisitions to Grow in the U.S. and China

1 week ago

An acquisition of Pret would certainaly diversify the brand, as well as put it on nearly every corner in major markets like New York City.