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Tech

OpenTable Reorganizes Its Marketing, Product and People Teams

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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."

Independents

Amass Chef Explains How to Hit the Money Spot With a Zero-Waste Restaurant

1 year ago

Zero-waste is the food world’s latest favorite catchphrase, but only a few restaurateurs are turning the trend into sustainable profits.

Food

Michelin Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Japanese Cuisine

1 year ago

Restaurateurs have been having a hard time attracting tourists to the Tohoku region of Japan, but Michelin's new spotlight on Tohoku's samurai cuisine is helping to change that.