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Looking at the Foundations of Food Tourism Through ‘Foodways’

3 days ago

Thinking about a region’s “foodways,” or how its food, culture, and history connect, can help destinations tell meaningful, unique stories to travelers.

Tech

DoorDash Raises $250 Million Nearly Tripling Its Valuation

4 days ago

DoorDash is on fire. There's lots of room to grow in the delivery market — remember, nearly half of delivery orders are still placed over the phone — but its new technology, strong chain partnerships, and influx of cash are teeing it up as a force to be reckoned with in the space.

Chains

Wendy’s Sells Stake in Arby’s Parent Company for $450 Million

4 days ago

It was the last remaining stake that Wendy's had in Arby's, which it formerly owned. The influx of cash (about $335 million after taxes) will go towards stock buybacks and investing in undefined general company growth.

Operations

Spending at Restaurants in the U.S. Sets a New Record

4 days ago

Whether it's increased traffic or people paying more for their meals it's a good sign. But we sincerely hope it's the latter: Too-cheap food is bad for workers and for diners alike.

Chains

Activists Try to Kick Trump Appointees Out of McDonald’s Labor Dispute

5 days ago

Two of Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board have previously worked as attorneys advising franchise owners in how to deal with the "Fight for $15" movement. It's unlikely that they could objectively weigh in on a labor dispute centered around that same movement.

Tech

Food Delivery Service Waitr Is Rapidly Expanding Under New Ownership

5 days ago

Scaling up is great for the service, but it's not immune to growing pains along the way.

Chains

China Sovereign Fund Pushes $13 Billion Yum China Takeover

6 days ago

Yum China has less than a fourth of the number of restaurants as its U.S. sibling, but it's market cap is more than half of it, which points to the optimism for its growth in a market that, unlike the U.S., is not completely oversaturated.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Website Updates

7 days ago

When and how you’re making updates matters, but if your restaurant website isn’t mobile-friendly you risk over 50 percent of your guests not seeing them.

Food

After Two Years, Farmacy Is Still Selling Its Plant-Based Hype Abroad

7 days ago

In a market not exactly known for its vegan fare, Camilla Fayed's Farmacy works to create pleasing dishes with only plant-based ingredients, hopefully inspiring other businesses to make small but meaningful changes, too.

People

Singapore’s Raffles Lures Chefs Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung

7 days ago

We understand the draw of the talented, big-name chefs Raffles is bringing in. But we'd also like to see Raffles pull from the pool of insanely talented local chefs to fill its restaurant spaces.

Independents

New York’s ’21’ Club May Be in Play as Owner Belmond Explores Options

1 week ago

Belmond's split is good news for anyone with deep pockets who is in the market for an iconic restaurant or hotel with a global clientele.

Chains

Chipotle Forges Ahead With Its Comeback Plan

1 week ago

Later operating hours, cheap tacos, more bacon. CEO Brian Niccol is taking what worked at Taco Bell and plugging it into Chipotle's playbook.