Strategy

Strategy

Why Resy Integration Is Just the Beginning for Airbnb and Restaurants

3 months ago

Can Resy do more than just restaurant bookings for Airbnb? Our answer is a resounding yes.

Chains

Blue Bottle Sells a Majority Stake to Corporate Nestle

3 months ago

Third-wave coffee is practically religion in San Francisco, where Blue Bottle started. We're pulling for Blue Bottle to maintain its indie cred even though it now has serious corporate backing.

Independents

The Fascinating Story of a Sushi-Making Robot

3 months ago

This is a cool case of cause and effect. To save the rice industry, one man literally revolutionized sushi.

Strategy

Do Calorie Counts on Menus Increase Healthy Eating? Experts Aren’t Sure

3 months ago

A scientific study based on the ordering habits of Chefs+Tech staff says that, yes, this works. Guilt can be a powerful health incentive.

Design

Elements of Fine Dining Creep Into Fast-Casual

4 months ago

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Lines = blurred.

Chains

What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

4 months ago

Any restaurant opening from Union Square Hospitality Group is one to watch. Operations at Martina, which its chef calls "fine-casual," are a look at current industry trends set to go big.

People

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Aim for a Late-Night Crowd at New L.A. Restaurant

4 months ago

New York's Spotted Pig and San Francisco's Tosca Cafe do well at attracting a late-night, industry crowd. Will be interesting to watch how this translates to a town known for its exclusivity and in-crowd.

Tech

How UberEats Works with Restaurants

4 months ago

Hungry people will be loyal to the delivery app that gets them their food fastest, period. UberEats touts algorithms, analytics, and a little bit of the human touch in its work with restaurants.

Operations

Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Wants to Be the Next Ben & Jerry’s (And It’s on Its Way)

4 months ago

When you have a vision to take your business to the next level, it doesn't hurt to be able to model it after one of the biggest successes in the industry.

Marketing

OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

4 months ago

OpenTable's focus on the international market includes reservations, but the company seems to be pushing restaurant discovery even harder.

Chains

A Thai Beer Company Is Buying Up KFC Restaurants

4 months ago

KFC is Yum Brands' big winner right now, so this deal looks like a win-win for a Thai company looking to diversify from the alcohol business in a Buddhist country.

Food

Forget Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Dinner on the Farm Is Where It’s At

4 months ago

If you think about it, on-farm dining is the next logical step in the farm-to-table popularity progression.