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Chains

Papa John’s Founder Out as Chairman After Latest Failure

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

People

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Talks His New Series, ‘No Passport Required’

1 year ago

All you need to appreciate Eater’s new series on PBS is a willingness to listen. A decent appetite won’t hurt, though—not only for delicious food, but for knowledge and understanding of other, often marginalized, cultures, possibly in your own city.

People

Training Chefs to Be Policy Advocates (and Activists, Too)

1 year ago

We like to think chefs, restaurateurs, and political minds all want what's best for workers in the industry. In some cases, all it takes is a bit of education to get everyone on the same page.

Food

Restaurants Navigate the Rough Waters Between Sourcing and the Seafood Industry

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.