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The Best Ways to Create a Family Environment Among Restaurant Staff

2 months ago

Mentorship and support are vital for restaurants looking to develop their own talent from within. Authenticity and passion, though, can be hard to find in markets with competitive wages.

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5 of Our Top Questions Ahead of Skift Restaurants Forum

2 months ago

We have tons of questions for our onstage speakers, who represent every facet of the restaurant industry. But here's a taste of the big-picture questions that will guide our conversations.

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Restaurants Are Battling it Out in a ‘War for Talent’

2 months ago

The winners will be the ones who are willing to invest in paying competitively, building a safe work environment, and making sure leadership structures are in place with a clear path for employee growth.

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Chef Alon Shaya Tries to Put Besh Behind Him With Two New Projects

2 months ago

Lawsuits behind him, Alon Shaya has started building his Israeli food empire, betting what worked in New Orleans will work in Denver and elsewhere.

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Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: Angela Dimayuga Wants to Change How We Interact With Hotels

2 months ago

There’s always been a unique relationship between hotels and restaurants — and the chefs who run them. With her role at the Standard, Dimayuga wants to take the relationship and elevate it even further, making it clear that hotels really can be the true community centers they were always meant to be.

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Quality Kid-Friendly Restaurants Aren’t Bad Business After All

2 months ago

To raise a new generation of restaurant-loving customers, entertainingly educational initiatives might be more effective than the banishment of younger patrons.

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Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: How The Smith Measures Employee Happiness

2 months ago

What does a successful restaurant team look like? How is it built? What are its values? These are the questions that restaurateurs are grappling with now more than ever. The ones who devote significant time and effort to seeking answers are the ones who will succeed in an constantly-changing industry.

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Lack of Truck Drivers Pushes Casual Chain Restaurants to Buy Local

3 months ago

As shipping costs rise due to a labor shortage in the trucking industry, buying local is becoming more than a trendy restaurant slogan. It's now the most cost-effective option for some regional chain restaurants to source ingredients.

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Vice’s Munchies Brand Lends Its Name to a New Jersey Mall Food Court

3 months ago

One of these brands is a giant money pit that's more flash than substance, while the other is a questionable real estate project in New Jersey. We think it's a perfect match.

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Spending at Restaurants in the U.S. Sets a New Record

3 months ago

Whether it's increased traffic or people paying more for their meals it's a good sign. But we sincerely hope it's the latter: Too-cheap food is bad for workers and for diners alike.

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Restaurant Recruiters Work to Take the Headache Out of Hiring

3 months ago

Recruiters are expensive, but they're worth it. Operators may actually be able to lower staffing costs and increase retention rates by investing in hospitality talent agencies.

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World-Class Cocktails With a Side of Equity From New York-Based Death & Co.

4 months ago

Death & Co. spent over a decade earning all of its praise from New York's East Village. Now it's expanding in a big way, inviting its faithful patrons (and fans) to get in on the deal.