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Food

Michelin Finally Awards Three Stars to a Washington, D.C. Restaurant

1 month ago

This is great recognition for The Inn at Little Washington, where chef Patrick O’Connell is celebrating 40 years of operation. However — and we know this is a pipe dream — but, given the comments that the Michelin director gives here on who is worthy of attention, we would all be better off caring a little less about Michelin stars.

Tech

Food Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Raises $4.2 Billion IPO

1 month ago

Meituan has built a juggernaut in China, where consumer habits give it advantages its contemporaries in other countries only dream of.

Food

Restaurants at New York’s Hudson Yards Have a Big Plan to Feed Office Workers

1 month ago

For the 25 restaurant and food concepts moving into the Hudson Yards project, their top customers are going to be the 40,000 office workers flowing through the development on a regular basis. Figuring out in-office delivery and flexible operating hours are key.

Chains

White Castle Expands Impossible Slider to All Its Restaurants

1 month ago

It's a big win for Impossible Foods, positioning it as one of the startups to beat when it comes to plant-based proteins in the industry.

People

Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: Resy CEO on Collaboration and Blind Spots

1 month ago

While it's hard to measure the conversion rate that a social media channel like Instagram has for an experience like dining in a restaurant, Resy CEO Ben Leventhal is right that platform is one restaurants shouldn't be neglecting.

Chains

U.S. Fast Food Brands Losing Popularity in China

1 month ago

When the Chinese chain competition is offering healthier menu options and free massages and manicures to waiting customers, a bucket of chicken from KFC falls a little short in comparison.

Chains

Fast Food Restaurants Can’t Keep Up With Changing Consumer Habits

1 month ago

This story captures all the influences that have an impact on restaurants right now in the U.S., except the rapid changes happening in the delivery space.

Tech

Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: Square Sees Itself as Championing Creativity

1 month ago

Alyssa Henry's ace leadership is one of the unsung reasons why Square's engineers have effectively delivered intuitive payments software to many restaurants.

Food

Good Oysters Begin With Good Relationships in the U.S. Northeast

1 month ago

Tourism and handshake relationships with local restaurant buyers are more important than ever for Cape Cod oyster farmers, who run high risk businesses.

Chains

China’s Biggest Hotpot Chain Aims for $963 Million IPO

1 month ago

Haidilao's over-the-top customer service (think free manicures and massages while you wait, sometimes hours, for a table) and extensive employee benefits have helped pave the road to this gigantic IPO.

Chains

JPMorgan Slices Its Papa John’s Stake in Half

1 month ago

There are plenty of places to buy a pizza and Papa John's is providing customers plenty of reasons to go somewhere else.

Strategy

Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: ThinkFoodGroup COO on Protecting the Brand

1 month ago

Maintaining core brand identity, and being able to communicate the same level of hospitality and food quality to customers no matter which ThinkFoodGroup restaurant they are stepping into, is crucial as the company moves through a rapid pace of growth.