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Independents

John Besh to Leave Besh Restaurant Group After Sexual Harassment Allegations

1 year ago

There's a sense throughout the restaurant industry that this is the first of many allegations, as well as an opportunity to reset the lopsided dynamics within the industry that allow cultures like this to thrive.

People

Video: Noma’s René Redzepi Hates Routine

1 year ago

How does one of the best chefs in the world keep from falling into the routine of his own success? By challenging the notion of a restaurant, tirelessly iterating on new ideas, and working hard to push himself well out of his comfort zone.

People

Northern California’s Wine Industry Assesses Post-Wildfire Landscape

1 year ago

The rebuilding and replanting will have a long-term impact on the valleys that will be felt in restaurants far beyond the region.

Tech

6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

1 year ago

With increasing agreement, restaurants and technologists understand that technology continues to fundamentally change the dining experience from start to finish. What's less clear is the exact path to success.

People

Reserve’s COO Hire Signals Its Focus on Growth in a Competitive Market

1 year ago

I'm a fan of companies with a strong focus, especially in a crowded market. Reserve's challenge of scaling quickly while maintaining the personal feel of a human concierge is a big one, but this new hire signals the company's ambitions to continue to grow.

Chains

Danny Meyer Clarifies Shake Shack Automation and his Employee-Centric Private Equity Fund

1 year ago

A close reading of all of the Danny Meyer and Shake Shack news supports Meyer's point here, but with so much happening so quickly, it's easy to see how the two unrelated stories got tangled together.

People

Danny Meyer Raises $220 Million for Investments in Employee-Centric Companies

1 year ago

We're impressed by Danny Meyer's ideas and principles, so we're excited about what the real life application of these values means with the weight of a $220 million fund behind them.

People

José Andrés Steps Up (Again) for Hurricane Relief

1 year ago

One of the finest examples of leadership through tragedy comes from immigrant chef José Andrés. He is a role model.

People

Danny Meyer on Instagram, Postmates and Why Everyone Just Wants a Nice Meal

1 year ago

Restaurateur Danny Meyer's take on the past, present, and future of the restaurant industry begins with genuine, traditional, face-to-face hospitality.

People

Danny Meyer and René Redzepi to Speak Onstage Tuesday at Skift Global Forum

1 year ago

This year's Skift Global Forum features two top restaurant industry speakers who will share their own insight into the future of dining out. We are pumped.

Independents

Does Corporate Investment Kill Indie Food Brands?

1 year ago

We're pulling for Blue Bottle to maintain its indie cred even though it now has serious corporate backing.

People

How Alice Waters Discovered Herself Before Reinventing Dining Out in America

1 year ago

Waters reshaped how Americans dine out and eat at home as well. And she did so without a restaurant empire, television deal, or even — gasp — social media.