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Remembering Jonathan Gold: The View From Los Angeles

4 weeks ago

Los Angeles-based freelance writer and Skift Table contributor Lesley Balla has made a career of covering her city's changing restaurant scene, giving her a particularly thoughtful vantage point from which to reflect on what Jonathan Gold's death means for us all.

Tech

Upserve Buys SimpleOrder to Build Inventory Management Into Its POS

4 weeks ago

Upserve's acquisition and subsequent implementation of SimpleOrder technology speaks to a larger trend: point of sale companies will continue to acquire smaller, niche technical operations in order to build out their products.

Tech

Yelp Adds Health Code Ratings to Restaurant Pages Nationwide

4 weeks ago

Consumers will benefit from easily accessible restaurant health data, as long as the information is always correct and up-to-date.

Tech

Skift Table’s Top Restaurant Tech Startups to Watch 2018

4 weeks ago

Our inaugural list of top tech startups in 2018 contains best-of-breed examples from the kitchen to the host stand and beyond. Restaurant tech is a complicated and fast-growing landscape full of well-intentioned ideas, but success today and beyond lies in the execution of those ideas in a human-powered industry.

Tech

Startup Rates Now Available for Skift Restaurants Forum 2018

4 weeks ago

Apply now for your shot at the lowest prices for Skift Restaurants Forum.

Tech

U.S. Diners Are Not Clamoring for Robot Waiters, Yet

4 weeks ago

The restaurants that get new technology right will be the ones that use it as support for more memorable face-to-face experiences.

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Papa John’s Adds a Poison Pill to Its Corporate Menu

4 weeks ago

Some founders cannot see beyond their own egos for what's best for the company they helped build. And for a founder who has insisted for years that he be the public face of the company — no matter how badly the marketing performed — the size of that ego could be an insurmountable challenge.

Operations

The Deaf Restaurant Revolution Is Upon Us

4 weeks ago

Deaf-owned restaurants are on the rise, transforming careers for an underemployed population.

People

Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Chief Restaurant Critic, Is Dead at 57

4 weeks ago

Gold's death is a massive loss for the Los Angeles food community and the community at large. Known for crafting superb prose and spotlighting under-the-radar restaurants, Gold's criticism forever changed the landscape of the LA restaurant scene.

People

Interview: Chef Joe West of Kansas City’s Reborn Savoy

1 month ago

Stepping into the new Savoy at 21c in Kansas City doesn't feel like going back in time at first, but its menu and storied history quickly evoke a classic age of American dining.

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

1 month ago

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu scooped up Uber's global head of finance in part because of his experience helping prepare Uber for its incoming IPO. Watch out, Grubhub.

Tech

Chipotle’s New In-App Delivery Means Less Clicks to Get Your Fix

1 month ago

The move makes sense from all angles: Chipotle drives up digital sales, DoorDash builds on its white label service, and customers benefit from a more seamless ordering process.