People

People

Restaurant Owners and Managers Shouldn’t Get a Cut of Tips

1 year ago

Tip pooling is not a good way to level the pay imbalance between front and back of house. Solid wages and pransparent pricing offer the best option for this.

People

Employee-First Strategies to Keep Restaurant Harassment From Turning Into Lawsuits

1 year ago

TLDR version: Be professional, despite the surroundings that may not be. And don't drink like it's going out of style, either.

Independents

Ken Friedman’s Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

1 year ago

Ken Friedman is the latest industry boldface name to face accusations of inappropriate and abusive behavior, and has stepped away from his job as a result. As these stories continue to come to light, we must work to identify the underlying problems to repair the damage and move forward.

Chains

McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

1 year ago

It's not just high-profile restaurants where harassment can flourish. It's wonderful to see nearly powerless kitchen staff get the backing they need to speak out about egregious behavior.

People

Mario Batali Steps Away From His Businesses Following Sexual Harassment Reports

1 year ago

Many acknowledge today is a dark day for the restaurant industry. Now we need industry leaders to continue to come forward to address and remedy these types of unhealthy and illegal workplace behaviors.

People

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry Is Pervasive and Unchecked

1 year ago

Hourly workers have few protections and small businesses have limited resources to manage complaints and police bad behavior. It's a perfect storm for harassment.

Independents

One of America’s Best Independent Pizza Joints Just Sold for Less Than $700,000

1 year ago

We'd love to see independents valued at a much higher level than this.

People

Chefs Look Beyond Cookware, Building Lifestyle Businesses

1 year ago

Chefs and the restaurants they create are firmly ensconced in pop culture — so much so that they've made the leap into fashion. We sure did pay $45 for a t-shirt from this collection.

People

This Year’s Eater Awards Have an Activist Edge

1 year ago

There's a progressive theme in many of Eater's national awards this year, helping to prove that food, people, and politics are inseparable.

People

The French Pastry Chef Innovating Despite Tradition

1 year ago

There's not a great deal of room to experiment at the top of French cooking. Perhaps it will be a pastry chef that shows them it's possible to think beyond the limits of tradition.

People

Why Chipotle’s New CEO Shouldn’t Be Like Chipotle’s Old CEO

1 year ago

Chipotle has proved its mission-focused brand can pull in diners. It just hasn't demonstrated the leadership necessary to grow the brand beyond its current size.

Chains

Chipotle Founder Will Leave CEO Role After Failing to Reverse Slump

1 year ago

A smart move by Ells who can walk away from his company knowing he started the fast casual wave that has reshaped the restaurant industry.