Operations

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.

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.

Independents

Mission Chinese Brings the Farm Even Closer to the Table

1 week ago

Mission Chinese would be a fringe case of success for a project like this, but it has a halo effect that could lead larger operations to experiment.

Operations

Restaurant Jobs Way Down in September — Or Were They?

1 week ago

The September jobs report looks scary at first blush, down 100,000 in the food service industry. Before sounding the alarms, look at the context surrounding the report itself; it may not be so bad.

Operations

Why Has Foodservice Taken Such a Big Hit in the Latest Jobs Report?

2 weeks ago

The head-turning decline in foodservice workers reported in September may have to do with the way that these workers are counted, not as a reflection of the industry overall.

Independents

San Francisco Is Losing Its Great, Inexpensive Restaurants

2 weeks ago

It's a real shame that a city that cares so much about its food can't support the cost of doing business for restaurants looking to offer great food at reasonable prices.

Chains

Fast Food Restaurants Slow Down Hiring After Years of Growth

2 weeks ago

Humans are better than tablets, which is why smart restaurants will see digital tools as a way to increase growth rather than simply cut other costs.

Operations

EasyJet Founder Piles On to Crowded U.K. Food Delivery Market with EasyFood

2 weeks ago

Sure, why not? Food delivery is a hot industry everywhere, but the market is already crowded and leaders have emerged. This makes EasyFood's timing less than ideal.

Operations

Amazon Partners with Olo for Delivery

3 weeks ago

This move is part of the larger trend of restaurant software companies streamlining and consolidating product offerings. With fewer systems, there's less room for error. Expect much more news like this.

People

Danny Meyer on Instagram, Postmates and Why Everyone Just Wants a Nice Meal

3 weeks ago

Restaurateur Danny Meyer's take on the past, present, and future of the restaurant industry begins with genuine, traditional, face-to-face hospitality.

Tech

Shake Shack and Buca di Beppo May Be Key to Amazon’s New Delivery Push

4 weeks ago

Amazon will likely put the fear of God into other delivery services. But at some point everyone will have to deal with the fact that there's only so much profit that can be squeezed from bringing a lukewarm burger or bowl of pasta to your door.