Operations

Operations

To Better Understand Inflation in the U.S., Look at Prices on Menus

3 months ago

The wrench in this theory, of course, is that there may just be too many restaurants right now.

Operations

There Are Too Many Restaurants in the U.S. Now What?

4 months ago

Corporate competition and diner retention strategies are important for big business, but don't forget the volume of restaurants in the U.S. directly affects the people that run and work in restaurants.

Operations

Meal-Kit Startup HelloFresh Hopes for IPO Success That Eluded Blue Apron

4 months ago

Meal kits are a threat to restauarants for as long as they’re allowed to operate at a loss while giving potential diners a reason to stay home.

People

Video: Noma’s René Redzepi Hates Routine

4 months ago

How does one of the best chefs in the world keep from falling into the routine of his own success? By challenging the notion of a restaurant, tirelessly iterating on new ideas, and working hard to push himself well out of his comfort zone.

People

Northern California’s Wine Industry Assesses Post-Wildfire Landscape

4 months ago

The rebuilding and replanting will have a long-term impact on the valleys that will be felt in restaurants far beyond the region.

Strategy

San Francisco’s Souvla Announces Smart Delivery-Only Pop-Up in New York

4 months ago

This is a perfect, tech-savvy move by Souvla to introduce New Yorkers to its much-loved menu offerings. I'll always have that hometown San Francisco pride, but I'm pulling for a proper NYC location of my favorite fast-casual spot.

Tech

6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

4 months ago

With increasing agreement, restaurants and technologists understand that technology continues to fundamentally change the dining experience from start to finish. What's less clear is the exact path to success.

Independents

Mission Chinese Brings the Farm Even Closer to the Table

4 months ago

Mission Chinese would be a fringe case of success for a project like this, but it has a halo effect that could lead larger operations to experiment.

Operations

Restaurant Jobs Way Down in September — Or Were They?

4 months ago

The September jobs report looks scary at first blush, down 100,000 in the food service industry. Before sounding the alarms, look at the context surrounding the report itself; it may not be so bad.

Operations

Why Has Foodservice Taken Such a Big Hit in the Latest Jobs Report?

4 months ago

The head-turning decline in foodservice workers reported in September may have to do with the way that these workers are counted, not as a reflection of the industry overall.

Independents

San Francisco Is Losing Its Great, Inexpensive Restaurants

5 months ago

It's a real shame that a city that cares so much about its food can't support the cost of doing business for restaurants looking to offer great food at reasonable prices.

Chains

Fast Food Restaurants Slow Down Hiring After Years of Growth

5 months ago

Humans are better than tablets, which is why smart restaurants will see digital tools as a way to increase growth rather than simply cut other costs.