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When’s the Right Time to Call in a Restaurant Consultant?

L.A.'s Haden had all the pieces of a successful restaurant, but called in a consultant to re-shuffle them when it mattered. / Hayden L.A.'s Haden had all the pieces of a successful restaurant, but called in a consultant to re-shuffle them when it mattered. / Hayden

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Food

President Trump’s Trade War Could Take Tilapia off the Menu

6 hours ago

Tilapia has become a versatile staple in kitchens and well-known restaurants throughout the country. As with many of the things we've come to love, the current administration's policies could take it all away.

People

Papa John’s Founder Regrets Resigning as Chairman

7 hours ago

That's what he regrets? We can think of a long list of regrettable actions that rank well above resigning.

Sponsored

How to Write a Money-Making Wine List

2 months ago

Sommeliers must think creatively and collaboratively about how a wine list will complement food and fill the restaurant's needs. The wines that are added to the list will reflect the restaurant beyond the plate.

People

Papa John’s Begins Removing Papa John From its Marketing

3 days ago

John Schnatter blamed kneeling NFL players on its declining performance last year, but his televangelist demeanor had been a turnoff for ages. When your food tastes bad and your mascot is a narcissist, it's hard to sell pizza.

Independents

Building a Big Business With a Small Bar

4 days ago

Bars are starting to look a whole lot like each other, but in an economic climate where the small guy often takes the fall, tiny bars armed with focus and imagination have an unusual opportunity to attract attention and thrive.

Operations

Pizza Hut Leverages the Power of Sports and Beer Delivery

4 days ago

Pizza delivery, beer, and televised sports go hand-in-hand. It's almost as if a pizza chain that distanced itself from major sports events would falter. Oh, wait...

Chains

Some Fast Food Chains Drop Non-Compete Rules for Low-Wage Workers

4 days ago

Great win by the Attorney General. We look forward to seeing the remaining chains drop the rules, too.

Strategy

Study Finds Airbnb Boosts Local Restaurant Business, But Not Equally

5 days ago

One of truest expressions of living like a local is to eat like one, and it's a shame that more Airbnb guests don't appear to be doing that.

Chains

Papa John’s Founder Out as Chairman After Latest Failure

5 days ago

It's unfortunate he was given enough responsibility within the company — after all that's happened — that it came to this. We've felt Schnatter had to go for a long time.