People

People

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

11 months 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.

People

Skift Restaurants Forum Preview: OpenTable CEO on Evolving With the Times

12 months 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.

People

Singapore’s Raffles Lures Chefs Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung

1 year 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.

Chains

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.