Operations

Operations

What the Tip Credit Really Means to a Restaurant’s Operational Budget

1 month ago

Multiple states are debating whether to eliminate the tipped minimum wage this year. The issue is confusing and contentious, and there are good arguments being made on both sides. Here, we look at how much money the tip credit is worth in New York, and why restaurateurs are so afraid to lose it.

People

Better Pay for Restaurant Workers Means Higher Menu Prices for Diners

1 month ago

As much as consumers and restaurant operators don't want to see higher prices, they do need to rise. In the end, this will benefit everyone.

Operations

Plastic Utensils Ban Takes Effect in Seattle

1 month ago

Like the trajectory of the plastic straw, expect more of these plastic utensil bans to come.

Operations

Ex-Deliveroo Exec Tests Branded Ghost Kitchens in Paris

2 months ago

We're not going to say that if it doesn't work in New York, it won't work elsewhere. So we'll just suggest that this Paris operation work hard not to underestimate labor or logistics and think seriously about pricing as well.

Operations

San Francisco Restaurants Can’t Afford Waitstaff

2 months ago

Whatever you call it, this fine casual, fine fast, counter service model of business is working — in SF and beyond.

Operations

New York’s Tipped Minimum Wage Debate Reaches a Critical Mass

2 months ago

How restaurants compensate their employees in New York City and other markets is going to change radically in the coming years. The real question is how much chaos will exist during this period and how much harm will come to workers and the restaurants that employ them.

Food

Restaurants Navigate the Rough Waters Between Sourcing and the Seafood Industry

2 months ago

As mounting issues surround seafood traceability and overfishing, sourcing sustainably caught fish and responsibly farmed shellfish is more important (and challenging) than ever for restaurateurs.

Independents

Wall Street’s Newest Hot Commodity: The $185 Wagyu Steak Sando

2 months ago

Would you pay $185 for a "sando"? The fast-casualization of American dining is something else.

Food

Restaurants Flip the Script With Table-to-Farm Dining

2 months ago

Opening culinary operations on farm grounds can be a risk, but -- when done well -- minimizes costs, lessens waste, and furthers consumers' dedication to local, ethically sourced cuisine.

Operations

Independent Restaurants in New York City Fight to Add Surcharges to Checks

2 months ago

For operators, it's a way to avoid menu price hikes and equalize pay between the cooks and servers. For consumers, it's just a confusing price increase.

Operations

Washington, D.C. Voters Chose to Eliminate the Tipped Minimum Wage

2 months ago

Regardless of whether you support the legislation or not, this decision will deeply affect the state of D.C.'s restaurant industry.

Sponsored

New Survey: Understanding Tip Pooling Policies in Restaurants

2 months ago

Tip pooling policies are a controversial topic in the restaurant industry – we decided to learn more about tip pooling policies and the effect they have on workers and customers.