Restaurant Hospitality http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rss.xml en The world's best restaurant: Osteria Francescana http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/worlds-best-restaurant-osteria-francescana <div class="node-body video-body">A look at the world's best restaurant, Osteria Francescana, and the artist behind it, Massimo Bottura.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/worlds-best-restaurant-osteria-francescana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/top-chefs/worlds-best-restaurant-osteria-francescana#comments Top Chefs Video Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 55521 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Update: food cost climate continues to improve http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve <div class="field-deck"> Now might be a good time to stock up on some pricey ingredients. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Earlier forecasts that predicted highly favorable wholesale food pricing throughout 2016 may have understated the case.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/update-food-cost-climate-continues-improve#comments Food Trends Finance Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:30:00 +0000 55511 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Good news for pizza sellers: The price of cheese is expected to drop six percent this year.</p> Getty Images Sawyer impresses in L.A. http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2,4000 square foot Sawyer opened in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood in May.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sawyer-impresses-la#comments Featured Operators Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:32:00 +0000 55501 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Sawyer, Los Angeles</p> 5Church expands to Atlanta http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With a flagship restaurant in Charlotte, NC and a second in Charleston, SC, 5Church combines a technique-driven menu, Southern hospitality and edgy interior design. The third incarnation of the modern American concept opens in Atlanta this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/5church-expands-atlanta#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:45:00 +0000 55491 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 9 inspired variations on ceviche http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/9-inspired-variations-ceviche <div class="node-body gallery-body">National Ceviche Day is June 28, but this seafood specialty is a cool choice all summer long.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/9-inspired-variations-ceviche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/9-inspired-variations-ceviche#comments Food Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:29:00 +0000 55481 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com In-house roasting, quality focus fuel Subculture Coffee http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/house-roasting-quality-focus-fuel-subculture-coffee <div class="field-byline"> Wil Brawley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Owner Sean Scott recaps lessons he’s learned developing an independent coffee concept.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/house-roasting-quality-focus-fuel-subculture-coffee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/house-roasting-quality-focus-fuel-subculture-coffee#comments Owner Interviews Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:27:00 +0000 55441 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">&quot;We are different from a lot of the third wave shops,&quot; Sean Scott says.</span></p> Craft soda trend continues to bubble up http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/craft-soda-trend-continues-bubble <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> As ready-made products proliferate, mixologists are putting their own spin on soft drinks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As ready-made products proliferate, mixologists are putting their own spin on soft drinks.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/craft-soda-trend-continues-bubble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/craft-soda-trend-continues-bubble#comments Drink Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 55471 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>David Burke Kitchen Garden in NYC offers three house-made soft drinks.</p> David Burke Kitchen Garden No-tipping models gain traction in Portland http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland <div class="field-deck"> Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick are redefining staff roles to level the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick explains how wage structures and staff roles are evolving.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland#comments H.R./Legal Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:00 +0000 55461 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Staffing changes will smooth out the earnings bumps for servers at Park Kitchen.</p> David Reamer Cashing in on retail http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail <div class="node-body article-body">Grocers are expanding their carryout offerings and even offering more dine-in options. At the other end of the spectrum, traditional restaurants are discovering the profit potential of retail. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/cashing-retail#comments Operations Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:46:00 +0000 55451 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Rappahannock Oyster Company&#39;s oyster bar, Rapp Session sells dry goods from this attractive pantry.</p> Tyler Darden Foodies: the tourists you want to trap http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap <div class="field-deck"> Culinary travelers search out unique and memorable dining experiences. Airbnb might be able to help your restaurant get your share of this business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culinary travel is on the upswing, its practitioners spend freely on food and 71 percent are specifically looking to eat at local restaurants that serve regional or local cuisine. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/foodies-tourists-you-want-trap#comments Marketing Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 55421 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Gen Xers and millennials&nbsp;place more emphasis on&nbsp;the food component of their travels.</p> Thinkstock 4th of July celebrations spark cocktail creativity http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/4th-july-celebrations-spark-cocktail-creativity <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>These 8 drinks are designed to get customers all fired up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/4th-july-celebrations-spark-cocktail-creativity#comments Drink Trends Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:25:00 +0000 55411 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Cold brew coffee heating up the market http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cold-brew-coffee-heating-market <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Baristas are getting creative with cold brew concoctions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Baristas are getting creative with cold brew concoctions.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cold-brew-coffee-heating-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/drink-trends/cold-brew-coffee-heating-market#comments Food Trends Drink Trends Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 55401 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Starbucks expects to offer Nitro Cold Brew on tap at 500 locations by the end of this summer.</p> Starbucks How to beat the catering competition http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">A captive audience provides an excellent marketing opportunity.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/how-beat-catering-competition#comments Blogs Marketing The Dish on Catering Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:11:00 +0000 55391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Kick Apps: Rule your work life with these digital tools http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mobile apps can be complete time wasters or a way to make your work life easier, more productive and more fulfilling. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/operations/kick-apps-rule-your-work-life-these-digital-tools#comments Operations Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:03:00 +0000 55381 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Is it a seller’s market for restaurants? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/it-seller-s-market-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> The next generation of restaurant owners might differ demographically from the current crop, but their motivations for ownership are the same. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The next generation of restaurant owners might differ demographically from the current crop, but their motivations for ownership are the same.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/it-seller-s-market-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/it-seller-s-market-restaurants#comments Management Tips Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:36:00 +0000 55371 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>About a quarter of investors looking to buy a business are keen on restaurants.</p> Thinkstock Gluten-free gospel spreading http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-free-gospel-spreading <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> As many as one in five Americans say they avoid gluten, and restaurants are responding. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although only about one percent of the worldwide population has been diagnosed with celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten causes damage to the small intestine), a significant number of Americans&mdash;as many as one in five, according to Gallup&mdash;shun gluten by choice. Fortunately, restaurants considering more gluten-free offerings for their menus have more options, as evidenced by a proliferation of exhibitors at the recent National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.</p> <p></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-free-gospel-spreading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/gluten-free-gospel-spreading#comments Food Trends Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:45:00 +0000 55351 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Ancient grains are replacing wheat in a variety of applications.</p> Thinkstock First Look: Chicago's Smyth & The Loyalist http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist <div class="node-body video-body">Smyth & The Loyalist is opening in Chicago's West Loop in the Summer of 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/first-look-chicagos-smith-loyalist#comments Featured Operators Video Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000 55341 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Are you hiring a staff—or a team? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Hiring and retaining a great team is one of the greatest challenges we face in the restaurant business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team#comments Blogs H.R./Legal Rock Your Restaurant Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 55331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Vegetables step into the spotlight http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/vegetables-step-spotlight <div class="node-body article-body">Protein steps aside as chefs, operators showcase bolder, more flavorful vegetable dishes.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/vegetables-step-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/vegetables-step-spotlight#comments Food Trends Sponsored Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000 55071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Great Room: Inside the stunning Morimoto Asia http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-inside-stunning-morimoto-asia <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>A new restaurant from Iron Chef star and restaurateur Masaharu Morimoto opened its doors in Orlando recently, and it is spectacular.</p> <p>Studio V Architecture, New York collaborated with Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group, Morimoto&rsquo;s partner for the project, to create the vast, pan-Asian restaurant, Morimoto Asia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Studio V principal Jay Valgora set out to combine the Disney Springs property&rsquo;s industrial history and a contemporary sensibility.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-inside-stunning-morimoto-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/great-room-inside-stunning-morimoto-asia#comments Featured Operators Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:06:00 +0000 55321 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Popsicle pop-up promotes Cindy’s http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/popsicle-pop-promotes-cindy-s <div class="field-deck"> A Chicago rooftop restaurant takes to the streets with a summery LTO. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Chicago rooftop restaurant takes to the streets with a summery LTO.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/popsicle-pop-promotes-cindy-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/popsicle-pop-promotes-cindy-s#comments Marketing Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:52:00 +0000 55311 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Popsicles provide a taste of summer&mdash;and Cindy&#39;s.</p> Kelsey Sullivan What's that smell? How to put the lid on nasty odors http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/whats-smell-how-put-lid-nasty-odors <div class="field-deck"> As the weather heats up, so can odors. Here’s a game plan for getting them under control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the weather heats up, so can odors. Here’s a game plan for getting them under control.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/whats-smell-how-put-lid-nasty-odors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/how/whats-smell-how-put-lid-nasty-odors#comments How To Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:33:00 +0000 55301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Foul odors suggest a less-than-clean facility.</p> Thinkstock Anti-obesity forces eye small chains, independents http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents <div class="field-deck"> Mission creep: With current obesity prevention efforts proving ineffective, fat fighters want all restaurants, not just large chains, to aid their cause. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given new CDC reports showing the U.S. obesity epidemic continues unabated, even the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association is saying it&rsquo;s time to try a new direction. Among the ideas being floated: increased scrutiny of independent and small chain restaurant menu offerings and downsized portions for all. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251" title="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251">http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hit...</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents#comments H.R./Legal Operations Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:12:00 +0000 55291 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images Moe’s Southwest Grill shakes up brand rankings http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/moe-s-southwest-grill-shakes-brand-rankings <div class="field-deck"> A brand strong enough to drive current and future purchasing behavior is a restaurant operator’s best friend. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A brand strong enough to drive current and future purchasing behavior is a restaurant operator’s best friend.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/moe-s-southwest-grill-shakes-brand-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trends/moe-s-southwest-grill-shakes-brand-rankings#comments Trends Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:28:00 +0000 55281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Moe&#39;s Southwest Grill scored highest among national brands.</p> Moe's Trendinista: Kombucha bubbling up on beverage menus http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-kombucha-bubbling-beverage-menus <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fermented tea, a by-product of the craft beer movement, is gaining in popularity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fermented tea, a by-product of the craft beer movement, is gaining traction in restaurants.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-kombucha-bubbling-beverage-menus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/trendinista/trendinista-kombucha-bubbling-beverage-menus#comments Trendinista Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000 55271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Kombucha&#39;s probiotic properties and distinctive taste are fueling its rise in the beverage category.</p> Getty Images Leveraging the pop-up restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/leveraging-pop-restaurant <div class="field-byline"> by Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> How a pop-up event can bring you and your guests closer together. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you’re introducing a new restaurant, highlighting your cocktails, or showcasing your creativity in the kitchen, learn how a pop-up event can bring you and your guests closer together.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/leveraging-pop-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/leveraging-pop-restaurant#comments Marketing Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:34:00 +0000 55261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Niche Restaurant Group Niche Restaurant Group EEOC targeting workplace-related anti-Muslim rhetoric http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric <div class="field-byline"> By Carmon M. Harvey, Esq. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants should be on the lookout for offensive speech and quash any suggestion of harassment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As concern over terrorism mounts, incidents involving Muslim employees appears to be on the rise. But employers that don’t take steps to quell this kind of behavior could find themselves targeted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric#comments H.R./Legal Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:38:00 +0000 55251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images How to utilize pizza dough, toppings across the menu http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/how-utilize-pizza-dough-toppings-across-menu <div class="field-byline"> David Jetter, Tyson Foods </div> <div class="field-deck"> Deconstructed down to its core ingredients, pizza presents dozens of additional prepared food items to leverage across the menu. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deconstructed down to its core ingredients, pizza presents dozens of additional prepared food items to leverage across the menu.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/how-utilize-pizza-dough-toppings-across-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/how-utilize-pizza-dough-toppings-across-menu#comments Food Trends Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:17:00 +0000 55241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Pepperoni panini</p> Tyson FoodService Bone broth trend stuck on simmer http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bone-broth-trend-stuck-simmer <div class="field-deck"> Only a handful of operators have figured out how to cash in on a drink that costs relative pennies to make but whose fans pay $1 per ounce when buying it online. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Given the torrent of publicity bone broth received in 2015, you’d think more restaurants would have it on their menus by now. Few do, despite the drink’s hefty margins and its still-growing consumer base. If you’re looking for an under-exploited specialty category where there’s little competition, bone broth could be it.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bone-broth-trend-stuck-simmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/food-trends/bone-broth-trend-stuck-simmer#comments Food Trends Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:48:00 +0000 55231 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Broth Bar Rising Stars: Brian Nasajon http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-brian-nasajon <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Nasajon is cooking approachable elevated global fare at Miami’s Beaker & Gray. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-brian-nasajon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/rising-star-chefs/rising-stars-brian-nasajon#comments Rising Star Chefs Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:56:00 +0000 55221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Felipe Cuevas <p>Cooking is what Brian Nasajon was meant to do and he does it brilliantly.&nbsp;</p> Felipe Cuevas