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

4 weeks 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.

People

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

1 month 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.

People

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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

3 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.

People

Remembering Jonathan Gold: The View From Los Angeles

3 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.

Operations

The Deaf Restaurant Revolution Is Upon Us

3 months ago

Deaf-owned restaurants are on the rise, transforming careers for an underemployed population.

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Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Chief Restaurant Critic, Is Dead at 57

3 months ago

Gold's death is a massive loss for the Los Angeles food community and the community at large. Known for crafting superb prose and spotlighting under-the-radar restaurants, Gold's criticism forever changed the landscape of the LA restaurant scene.

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Interview: Chef Joe West of Kansas City’s Reborn Savoy

3 months ago

Stepping into the new Savoy at 21c in Kansas City doesn't feel like going back in time at first, but its menu and storied history quickly evoke a classic age of American dining.

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

3 months ago

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu scooped up Uber's global head of finance in part because of his experience helping prepare Uber for its incoming IPO. Watch out, Grubhub.

Operations

Inside One Initiative to Improve Kitchen Workers’ Health and Well-Being

3 months ago

Wellness is a newsy and topical subject, but it's also a worthy investment. In the restaurant industry, consider the money saved by avoiding a high turnover caused by an abusive environment.