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Chains

Applebee’s Owner Is Still Looking for the Right Acquisition

2 weeks ago

Dine Brands has something specific in mind, but should probably act fast to capitalize on Applebee's recent success — keep the momentum going.

People

The Restaurant Industry Is Losing Its Young Workforce

2 weeks ago

Young people are increasingly interested in longterm restaurant career paths, but many still believe that the industry only offers mostly dead-end jobs. Figuring out how to change that perception and build a supportive work environment is going to make all the difference when it comes to filling open positions and decreasing turnover.

People

Interview: The TV Producer Who Changed Food-Driven Storytelling

2 weeks ago

It takes much more than a beloved star to make good television.

Independents

Interview: Noma’s COO Is Driven by More Than Financial Gains

2 weeks ago

Financial success is just one of the metrics used to determine whether a new investment or partnership is right for Noma, and it often isn't the top concern.

Marketing

Michelin Reveals Its UK Restaurant Picks for 2019

2 weeks ago

While we continue to be tired by both Michelin and 50 Best, the former's strategy for rolling out new winners throughout the year is one that constantly keeps it in the news and does the marketing job it's done so well for so long.

Independents

Interview: Chef Missy Robbins Created a Better Restaurant for a Better Quality of Life

2 weeks ago

It's an excellent message for any entrepreneur or leader: create the kind of business you're happy working at. If you have your values straight, you can make something exceptional.

Food

Interview: Chef JJ Johnson and the Making of a Modern Chef

2 weeks ago

A chef-led quick service restaurant means that Johnson's take on bowls is one of the few in the genre we are actually excited to dig into.

Chains

Pret A Manger Promises Change After Allergy Death of Teenage Girl

3 weeks ago

Proper food labeling is a no-brainer, but the real-world challenges of kitchens will always complicate matters.

Strategy

Chef Thomas Keller on Creating Destination Restaurants

3 weeks ago

It's a whole different ballgame between Yountville, CA and New York City's Hudson Yards.

Chains

Starbucks Has More Top Executives Than Any of Its Rivals

3 weeks ago

It is challenging to innovate at top-heavy organizations, and you don't get much more top heavy than Starbucks, it seems.

Independents

Chicago Loses Some of Its Michelin Luster

3 weeks ago

Accolades come and go, but Alinea is now Chicago's sole Michelin three-starred restaurant. Go for the whimsical balloons (but stay for the impeccable service.)

Chains

McDonald’s Removes Artificial Preservatives From Two-Thirds of Its Burgers

3 weeks ago

McDonalds' leadership has talked about the move toward better quality food for years, and it understandably takes some time to implement across the chain. It's also 100 percent necessary to keep up with competition.