Independents

Independents

How World-Renowned Tartine Bakery Tackled Its Most Ambitious Project Yet

57 mins ago

Tartine Bakery has been a San Francisco staple since 2002, but now it’s a global brand, with seven locations around the world. Here’s how (and why) they tackled their largest and most ambitious project to date: An expansive 40,000-square-foot bakery, cafe, and restaurant complex in Los Angeles.

Independents

Intelligentsia Coffee Expands New York Presence With Another Hotel Outpost

6 days ago

Today’s new luxury hotels are on the hunt to fill their F&B spaces with trendsetting partners. That’s why the owner of the soon-to-be TWA Hotel at JFK is looking to the Midwest to satisfy its caffeine craving.

Independents

Starbucks Rival Luckin Coffee Considers U.S. IPO

3 weeks ago

Is Luckin Coffee coming to America? Probably not in the near term. But an IPO would offer the startup extra capital to burn through to build the thousands of more stores it has planned.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Front of the House Hospitality Seriously Ups Its Game

4 weeks ago

After years of spotlighting the kitchen, front of house is rightfully getting its moment in the spotlight.

Independents

Eleven Madison Park Expands to London With New Restaurant Concept

4 weeks ago

Make It Nice is keen on expansion. Will they succeed in Vegas and London where others have failed or will they continue to set their own course?

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Restaurant Wine Lists Are Finally Getting Shorter

1 month ago

Nobody likes to stare down a hefty book of wine choices at a restaurant and pretend like they know what they're doing. Shorter, more tightly curated wine lists make more sense for staff and diners alike.

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The Megatrends Defining Restaurants in 2019

1 month ago

Consider this your essential industry cheat sheet for 2019.

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Building a Restaurant Group With More Than One Project at a Time

1 month ago

Chefs moving into hotel restaurants aren’t tying themselves to one huge company but instead wielding influence in a number of different places. Here’s how L.A.’s Casey Lane handles several projects simultaneously while keeping his own brand intact.

Food

Great Restaurants Probably Won’t Save UK Malls

1 month ago

The state of UK retail is only slightly weaker than that of the country's weak chain restaurant industry. Neither is going to save the other any time soon.

Design

Designing a Growing Restaurant Group in Charleston, S.C.

2 months ago

In Charleston, S.C. restaurant partners Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink are creating restaurants with much more in mind than just food.

Independents

The Best New Dish in NYC This Year Is a Cocktail From an Old Deli

2 months ago

This is more a testament to the challenging conditions at restaurants in major markets than it is an endorsement of creativity at quality cocktail bars.

Operations

Daniel Patterson Tries to Change the Rules for Building a Restaurant Empire

2 months ago

The last year has offered a lot of teaching moments and introspection for restaurateurs. Umbrellas like Daniel Patterson’s Alta Group are tackling big issues like closing the pay gap and supporting racial and gender equity, one restaurant at a time.