Operations

Chains

Will Getting Rid of Restaurants Eliminate Delivery Friction?

3 months ago

This isn't about ghost restaurants: The real opportunity here is for existing brands to leverage their existing products and loyal diners to better deliver experiences that wouldn't otherwise happen.

Tech

Danny Meyer’s Investment Fund Leads $20 Million Round in Goldbelly

3 months ago

Good news for anyone who lives far away from their favorite regional restaurant dish — food marketplace GoldBelly has more cash on hand to connect you to your fix.

Operations

Great News for Restaurants as IRS Reaffirms Deductions for Entertaining

4 months ago

High-end restaurants in major business cities in the U.S. can breathe more easily now as diners will return to freely spending someone else's money once again.

Independents

Interview: Noma’s COO Is Driven by More Than Financial Gains

4 months ago

Financial success is just one of the metrics used to determine whether a new investment or partnership is right for Noma, and it often isn't the top concern.

Operations

The Best Ways to Create a Family Environment Among Restaurant Staff

4 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.

Operations

5 of Our Top Questions Ahead of Skift Restaurants Forum

4 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.

Operations

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

4 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.

People

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

4 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.

People

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

4 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.

Operations

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

4 months ago

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

Operations

Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: How The Smith Measures Employee Happiness

4 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.

Operations

Lack of Truck Drivers Pushes Casual Chain Restaurants to Buy Local

5 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.