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Food

Restaurants Navigate the Rough Waters Between Sourcing and the Seafood Industry

6 months ago

As mounting issues surround seafood traceability and overfishing, sourcing sustainably caught fish and responsibly farmed shellfish is more important (and challenging) than ever for restaurateurs.

Operations

Millennials Are the Worst Tippers, Study Says

6 months ago

As multiple U.S. cities argue over the tip credit and minimum wage, both who tips and how they tip should be taken into account as we try to figure out the best way to fairly compensate employees.

Food

Portugal’s Best Chefs Can Finally Be Found in Portugal

6 months ago

In past years an influx of tourists would mean restaurants pandered to the worst common denominator. It's good news now that in many markets visitors want something local — and they're willing to pay for it.

Chains

McDonald’s Makes Its Executive Cuts Official

6 months ago

McDonald's should be careful not to sack too many execs outside of its headquarters. It needs people who understand what franchisees need. It doesn't want to be another Subway after all.

People

The Restaurant World Responds to Anthony Bourdain’s Death

6 months ago

In a few short years, Bourdain made interpersonal connections through food that would have been difficult or impossible any other way. If the outpouring of warmth following his death is any indication, what he accomplished won't fade away any time soon.

People

Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

6 months ago

It is difficult to overstate how much Anthony Bourdain changed food tourism and the general public’s understanding of what went down in restaurant kitchens, both negatively and positively.

People

4 Big-Picture Insights Into Modern Hospitality

6 months ago

Love and inclusion and fostering community are all great aspects of restaurant hospitality. But as restaurant titans fall around us, that's all still easier said than done.

Tech

OpenTable Reorganizes Its Marketing, Product and People Teams

6 months ago

If OpenTable's corporate leadership wants to position it as a force in the restaurant world, dropping key marketing, product, and communications executives is a step in the wrong direction.

Sponsored

Mandatory Tip Pools Are Legal – Here’s What You Need to Know

7 months ago

After years of court cases and confusion, the Federal Government has declared mandatory tip pools legal.

Chains

Starbucks Will Close Over 8,000 Stores Today for Anti-Bias Training

7 months ago

An afternoon of training may not change hearts and minds, but it's a signal that Starbucks thinks this issue is a big deal, and they're willing to lose a half day of revenue to demonstrate this.

People

How Italy’s Pietro Leemann Elevated Vegetarian Cuisine — Thirty Years and Counting

7 months ago

Imagine pioneering elevated vegetarian cuisine thirty years ago in a fine dining restaurant in Italy. It took a few years to take off, but chef Pietro Leeman hasn't looked back since — nary a noodle or tomato in sight.

Chains

The #MeToo Movement Is Coming to McDonald’s

7 months ago

Minimum-wage employees are often the most vulnerable to harassment. Putting pressure on McDonald's could have a positive ripple effect across the industry.