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U.S. Restaurants and Bars Added Over 20,000 Jobs in November

2 weeks ago

While hiring slowed within the larger leisure and hospitality category in the past month, restaurants and bars were an outlier. In that area, operators can't find staff fast enough.

People

Interview: Waitr CEO on Failure, Persistence and Delivery

2 weeks ago

It's been a wild ride for Christopher Meaux, the founder of Waitr, a three-year-old delivery service that started trading publicly in November. Waitr focused on launching outside of major urban centers, and the service does two things differently in this space: fully-employed drivers and low restaurant fees.

People

U.S. Restaurants and Retail Battle for Labor Before Holiday Crunch

1 month ago

As restaurants and retails are forced to pay a bit more for labor, it's time also that consumers got used to paying for what things are worth.

Operations

The New Fast Food Labor Force Is Increasingly Senior Citizen

1 month ago

This is a feel-good approach to what is a complicated challenge: Many seniors in the U.S. can't support themselves on their retirement. Restaurants are able to both provide help and take advantage of these problems.

People

Some Restaurants Make It Easier for Workers to Vote

2 months ago

This is hardly a wave of vote enabling by big restaurant brands, but it's at least a sign that some operators think it's a good thing if its workers participate in the democratic process.

People

Starbucks Adds Subsidized Childcare to List of U.S. Employee Perks

2 months ago

In the current tight labor market, some chains are turning to better benefits to keep workers from jumping ship. With promises like this, Starbucks isn't fooling around.

Tech

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

2 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.

Independents

Interview: Wes Avila Permanently Parks Guerrilla Tacos in LA

3 months ago

The road from taco stand to truck to brick-and-mortar location is paved with lessons about hard work, creative thinking, and really good timing.

People

Changes Are Coming to the James Beard Awards

3 months ago

The announced changes are well-informed and seem like a big step forward for an organization steeped in its own tradition. Here's hoping they continue.

People

The Restaurant Industry Is Losing Its Young Workforce

3 months ago

Young people are increasingly interested in longterm restaurant career paths, but many still believe that the industry only offers mostly dead-end jobs. Figuring out how to change that perception and build a supportive work environment is going to make all the difference when it comes to filling open positions and decreasing turnover.

People

Interview: The TV Producer Who Changed Food-Driven Storytelling

3 months ago

It takes much more than a beloved star to make good television.

Independents

Interview: Chef Missy Robbins Created a Better Restaurant for a Better Quality of Life

3 months ago

It's an excellent message for any entrepreneur or leader: create the kind of business you're happy working at. If you have your values straight, you can make something exceptional.