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Starbucks Has More Top Executives Than Any of Its Rivals

3 months ago

It is challenging to innovate at top-heavy organizations, and you don't get much more top heavy than Starbucks, it seems.

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The Restaurateur Encouraging a Healthy Workplace

3 months ago

Culture around harassment and fair treatment in the restaurant industry and beyond is changing — but it takes effort and action to continue to move toward a post-harassment ideal.

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How Restaurateurs Are Tackling Staffing Issues

3 months ago

Staffing is a hot-button issue for chefs and restaurateurs across the country, with shortages hitting critical mass in larger markets like New York and San Francisco. If it’s not hiring for the core kitchen crew, it’s looking for flexible skilled staff to help fill immediate needs. For help on the fly, chefs like Andrew Corrigan are turning to Pared for help.

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

3 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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Waiters and Bartenders Score Limited Wage Victory With Court Ruling

3 months ago

In a perfect world, we could hit a big button that would reset menu prices, staff wages, expectations, and more and solve problems like this. Of course, that button doesn't exist, so we'll need to muddle through these cases that force companies to treat tipped workers fairly.

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

3 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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McDonald’s Workers in 10 Markets Will Strike Over Sexual Harassment Issues

3 months ago

Much of the harassment in the industry does not happen in fancy kitchens in big cities, it happens in restaurants where the employees have even less recourse for relief.

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Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: Resy CEO on Collaboration and Blind Spots

3 months ago

While it's hard to measure the conversion rate that a social media channel like Instagram has for an experience like dining in a restaurant, Resy CEO Ben Leventhal is right that platform is one restaurants shouldn't be neglecting.

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Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: OpenTable CEO on Evolving With the Times

3 months ago

For the past couple years, most talk about OpenTable has centered on its threat from competitors. But perhaps a healthy dose of competition is helping to drive change at the company that's still the leading provider of restaurant reservations in the country.

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Singapore’s Raffles Lures Chefs Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung

4 months ago

We understand the draw of the talented, big-name chefs Raffles is bringing in. But we'd also like to see Raffles pull from the pool of insanely talented local chefs to fill its restaurant spaces.

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Ousted as Chairman, Papa John’s Founder Refuses to Go Quietly

5 months ago

Usually, we talk about how hard it is to reclaim your name if it's associated with a restaurant. For Papa John's, the problem seems to be how to rid itself of its founder's name, image, and meddling.

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Remembering Jonathan Gold: The View From Los Angeles

5 months ago

Los Angeles-based freelance writer and Skift Table contributor Lesley Balla has made a career of covering her city's changing restaurant scene, giving her a particularly thoughtful vantage point from which to reflect on what Jonathan Gold's death means for us all.