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Hiring at Restaurants and Other U.S. Service Industries Slowed in April

3 months ago

Big tax cuts in the U.S. are not yet turning into big hiring runs by big companies that benefitted from them.

People

Clare Smyth Wins Controversial Top Female Chef Award

3 months ago

Chef Clare Smyth's take on the award sums up our feelings: "When we see women represented in numbers in lists like these, then we will have changed the industry for the better and these awards will no longer be needed."

Independents

Amass Chef Explains How to Hit the Money Spot With a Zero-Waste Restaurant

3 months ago

Zero-waste is the food world’s latest favorite catchphrase, but only a few restaurateurs are turning the trend into sustainable profits.

Food

Michelin Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Japanese Cuisine

3 months ago

Restaurateurs have been having a hard time attracting tourists to the Tohoku region of Japan, but Michelin's new spotlight on Tohoku's samurai cuisine is helping to change that.

Chains

Chipotle CEO Names Taco Bell Veteran to CMO Role

4 months ago

The position has only been officially vacant for six days, so this was likely Niccol's plan. Still, the task at hand is a large one for even the most seasoned industry veteran.

Independents

At NYC’s Cote, Owner Simon Kim Blurs Fine Dining Lines

4 months ago

Cote marries a Korean barbecue joint with an American steakhouse. Owner Simon Kim says it's not fine dining, but we find it squarely in the growing category of blurred boundaries of the once-traditional fine dining experience.

Chains

Chipotle Needs to Find a New Top Marketer

4 months ago

Even though the chain is under new leadership, the task of improving Chipotle's brand image is a tough one for any executive, no matter how seasoned.

People

Chef David Chang Is a Media Platform Now

4 months ago

While nobody here is doubting David Chang’s many talents, we reckon that the bar is very high (and the saturation point is nigh!) in the current food-media landscape, so Majordomo Media will have to work very hard to distinguish itself among the myriads of pre-existing brands that have a well-defined aesthetic, voice and versatility.

Independents

‘Fine Casual’ May Be Buzzy, but in the U.S., Tradition Still Holds Strong

5 months ago

Lest we get caught up in a world of labels, let's recognize success where we see it: neighborhood, sit-down restaurants featuring high-quality food and top-notch service continue to operate thanks to a creative focus on what's working and what diners want.

People

A Chef’s Secrets to Fine Dining Success in a Fast Casual World

5 months ago

We've watched as elements of fine dining slowly creep into more casual methods of service, allowing restaurateurs to build successful business models on top of changing diner preferences. But fine dining has never gone away; it's just evolved within its own constraints.

Chains

Chipotle’s New CEO Is Taco Bell’s Old CEO

5 months ago

If anyone can right Chipotle, it's the executive who helped make Taco Bell cool again.

People

Video: Restaurateur Danny Meyer Encourages Challenging the Status Quo

5 months ago

Get enough advice to run a restaurant business in just two minutes and 30 seconds with Danny Meyer.