Independents

Tech

David Chang’s Delivery Experiment Ends With Uber Eats Deal

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago

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

Independents

The EU’s War on Kebabs Has a Delicious Ending for Now

2 years ago

With all the bad news coming out of the restaurant world this week, we needed a good meat on a spit story with a happy ending.

Independents

Ken Friedman’s Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

2 years ago

Ken Friedman is the latest industry boldface name to face accusations of inappropriate and abusive behavior, and has stepped away from his job as a result. As these stories continue to come to light, we must work to identify the underlying problems to repair the damage and move forward.

Independents

One of America’s Best Independent Pizza Joints Just Sold for Less Than $700,000

2 years ago

We'd love to see independents valued at a much higher level than this.