Independents

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: A New Kind of Big Money Can Remake Independent Restaurants

11 months ago

Big opens need big money in destinations where real estate and talent come with big price tags. The professionalization of this restaurant investment community was the logical next step.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Restaurants Make Sustainability Visible

11 months ago

With local sourcing no longer serving as a trend, but increasingly as the status quo, restaurants are making their commitments to sustainability more visible to diners than ever before, with specific design elements at the forefront of their efforts.

Independents

Harrods Wants Regular Diners in Its Food Halls, Not Just Tourists

11 months ago

With food halls on the rise, Harrods doesn't have any excuse to still be stuck in the past.

Tech

David Chang’s Delivery Experiment Ends With Uber Eats Deal

11 months ago

Was it a restaurant or a technology company? As Ando ceases its operations and its tech becomes part of Uber Eats, we have our answer.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Fine Casual Is the New Fast Casual

11 months ago

Fine casual, yet another term coined to describe the new ways Americans dine, marries elements of fast casual and fine dining. No matter what you want to call these restaurants, expect many more.

Independents

Taste Test: New York City’s $50 Cup of Coffee

11 months ago

A $50 cup of coffee may not be worth it for buyers, but it is certainly worth much more than that in terms of marketing.

Design

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Design Has a ‘More Is More’ Moment

11 months ago

Distinctive elements will dominate in restaurant design through 2018. Bold color choices, stand-out patterns, text-heavy neon signage, and witty branding will shape identities for new spaces, and the perceptions of those who experience them— virtually or otherwise.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Restaurants Use Experiences to Fight Delivery Boom

11 months ago

The in-restaurant experience is changing, and it’s a direct result of new technologies aimed at making our lives simpler. Sometimes the tech creates a threat, as has happened with delivery. And sometimes it creates opportunity, as we see in the ways smart restaurants are addressing said threat.

Independents

Leading London Restaurant Is Experimenting With Congestion Pricing

11 months ago

This is no different than early week specials, but certainly the Bob Bob team and others will watch closely to see if it makes Friday night diners question why their food is more expensive when they've jumped through multiple hoops just to get a seat.

Independents

Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s Locol Will Open in a San Jose Whole Foods

11 months ago

This announcement falls right in line with the growing trend of restaurants + retail, but a partnership with Whole Foods seems out of line with Locol's original mission to serve healthy food in underprivileged communities.

Independents

Some of the U.S.’s Best Butchers Are Also Restaurants

11 months ago

The best restaurants in 2018 will continue to be experiences that can't be replicated elsewhere. And it's hard to do this at home or at a chain (or via delivery).

Independents

Where the Finance Industry Dined Out in New York City This Year

12 months ago

It's interesting to see how well this matches up with many other of the city's best restaurants lists.