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Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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.

People

The 20 Most-Compensated U.S. Restaurant Executives of 2017

5 months ago

If you're an executive at McDonald's right now there's a chance that "I'm loving it" is the phrase that is resonating.

Chains

Trump Hats Spark Conflict and Firings at Cheesecake Factory

5 months ago

We're only running this story to remind our readers that in nearly every case, it's rude to wear hats at a dining table no matter your political affiliation. Let's make manners great again.

Operations

Interview: How a NYC Cocktail Bar Translated Its Operations to a New Denver Hotel

6 months ago

The future of high-end cocktail bars may be in reimagining of their brands in new cities.

People

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

6 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

6 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."