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More Sushi and More Condos Are Key to Nobu’s Ambitious $1 Billion Revenue Goal

1 month ago

The real estate-first approach to luxury hotel development has been pursued already by Four Seasons, among others. Nobu's edge is as it has always been: It's stellar menu, quality ingredients, and hospitality.

Chains

IHOP’s Burger Push Backed By Cheaper Beef

1 month ago

The temporary name change has brought some interest to the brand. Let's see if IHOP can turn around its series of unfortunate quarters with this all-beef attempt to bring people in beyond breakfast.

Chains

Chipotle Is Tired of Being Behind on Digital Strategy

1 month ago

New Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol is aggressively pushing to lead on innovation. It's injecting some welcome momentum into a company that's been lagging behind in recent years.

People

The Restaurant World Responds to Anthony Bourdain’s Death

1 month ago

In a few short years, Bourdain made interpersonal connections through food that would have been difficult or impossible any other way. If the outpouring of warmth following his death is any indication, what he accomplished won't fade away any time soon.

People

Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

1 month ago

It is difficult to overstate how much Anthony Bourdain changed food tourism and the general public’s understanding of what went down in restaurant kitchens, both negatively and positively.

Food

Fast Casual Dining’s Next Focus Is Pasta

1 month ago

The challenge for fast-casual concepts in New York is that the $12+ bowls and plates that are being served up are competing on uneven playing fields. The VC-backed ones allow concepts to get prime real esatate and subsidize losses. We hope these fast-casual plates can stand on their own.

Food

Starbucks Is Raising Prices on Its Simplest Drink

1 month ago

As a drinker of this simple, easy-to-make drink that doesn't require extensive labor and time we are going to have to disagree with Starbucks. Why not stick it to the latte drinkers?

Food

Warm-Water Crabs Have Invaded Maine and Chefs Have Some Solutions

1 month ago

In past years, restaurants and fishing communities would have not had these discussions at this stage in the crisis. While this is a bad situation, the fact that they're attempting to get in front of this is optimistic.

Chains

Jack in the Box Says It’s Raising Prices Because of Rising Wages

1 month ago

If you're going to pay people a fair wage, you can't sell food for less than it takes to source, prepare, and serve. Rising prices are good in the long run.

Chains

Sec. Scott Pruitt and Spouse Probably Weren’t Right for a Chick-fil-A Franchise

1 month ago

While we may differ with Chick-fil-A's owners on politics, as owners of our own self-funded business we understand why you don't want entitled clowns messing with your legacy. Running a restaurant business is tough, and entitled government officials and their families only make it tougher.

People

4 Big-Picture Insights Into Modern Hospitality

1 month ago

Love and inclusion and fostering community are all great aspects of restaurant hospitality. But as restaurant titans fall around us, that's all still easier said than done.

Tech

Announcing: First Round of Speakers for Skift Restaurants Forum

1 month ago

We have an excellent line-up of speakers to share with you today. The only thing that could make this event better is if you join us.