Operations

Operations

California’s Ban on Foie Gras Is Back Following Federal Court Ruling

3 months ago

When PETA celebrates a ruling on food it's rarely good news for anyone who likes, well, food.

Chains

Grubhub Is Not a Delivery Company, According to COO

3 months ago

Service-driven companies, like Grubhub, keep masquerading as technology or discovery platforms because current employment regulations haven't kept up with the rise of the gig economy. This helps no one.

Chains

How Food Psychology Affects Restaurants Large and Small

3 months ago

Restaurant menus aren't random, they're carefully crafted and chosen with more in mind than taste alone — especially when it comes to chains.

Operations

How Data Enhances Good Hospitality

3 months ago

Balancing all the data a restaurant can collect about its customers with the need for the human touch is the perennial challenge for restaurateurs. Knowledgable is good. Creepy is bad.

Operations

Just Eat’s Takeout Deal Tests U.K. Merger Regulator’s Tech Savvy

3 months ago

Food and restaurants are highly regulated industries, but the internet and the services it has spawned aren't always the same. As companies grow and become established power players, governments are rushing to catch up.

Operations

Americans Love Affair With Restaurant Wings Is Great News for Chicken Processors

4 months ago

Little wings as big business will create problems as the hunger surpasses the supply.

People

Once Novel Offal Is at Home on Menus Everywhere

4 months ago

Offal, or organ meat, is trendy. It's also delicious and a responsible way for a restaurant to use the whole animal — both of which we're happy to get behind.

Design

Elements of Fine Dining Creep Into Fast-Casual

4 months ago

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Lines = blurred.

Chains

McDonald’s Terminates Agreement with India Franchisee After Dispute

4 months ago

The price of an instantly recognizable brand anywhere in the world is severing ties — and rebuilding — after franchisees don't follow the terms of the contract.

Chains

What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

4 months ago

Any restaurant opening from Union Square Hospitality Group is one to watch. Operations at Martina, which its chef calls "fine-casual," are a look at current industry trends set to go big.

People

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Aim for a Late-Night Crowd at New L.A. Restaurant

4 months ago

New York's Spotted Pig and San Francisco's Tosca Cafe do well at attracting a late-night, industry crowd. Will be interesting to watch how this translates to a town known for its exclusivity and in-crowd.

Chains

Trump Picks Food Fight With NYC Over Calorie-Displaying Law

4 months ago

New York City chain restaurants have been displaying calorie counts on menus since the implementation of a 2008 law. Could Trump's FDA really force the city to stop?