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

9 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

9 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

9 months ago

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

People

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

9 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.

People

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

9 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

9 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

9 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.

People

Papa John’s Founder Regrets Resigning as Chairman

9 months ago

That's what he regrets? We can think of a long list of regrettable actions that rank well above resigning.

People

Papa John’s Begins Removing Papa John From its Marketing

9 months ago

John Schnatter blamed kneeling NFL players on its declining performance last year, but his televangelist demeanor had been a turnoff for ages. When your food tastes bad and your mascot is a narcissist, it's hard to sell pizza.

Chains

Papa John’s Founder Out as Chairman After Latest Failure

9 months ago

It's unfortunate he was given enough responsibility within the company — after all that's happened — that it came to this. We've felt Schnatter had to go for a long time.

People

Dunkin’ Brands Gets a Brand New CEO

9 months ago

One of the new CEO's top priorities will be managing franchisee concerns around — what else — labor and staffing issues.

People

Better Pay for Restaurant Workers Means Higher Menu Prices for Diners

10 months ago

As much as consumers and restaurant operators don't want to see higher prices, they do need to rise. In the end, this will benefit everyone.