Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en 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 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> Crack Shack plots growth up the California coast http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/crack-shack-plots-growth-california-coast <div class="field-deck"> “Fine casual” chicken concept strikes a chord. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Six months after its debut in San Diego in November, the Crack Shack is hatching plans for growth.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/crack-shack-plots-growth-california-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/crack-shack-plots-growth-california-coast#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:38:00 +0000 55191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The success of the original Crack Shack prompted soon-to-open restaurants in Costa Mesa and Encinitas, CA.</p> Monica Hoover 8 tips from long-time restaurant operators http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/8-tips-long-time-restaurant-operators <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurateurs with long-standing businesses share their tips for surviving decades in a tough business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurateurs with long-standing businesses share their tips for surviving decades in a tough business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/8-tips-long-time-restaurant-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/8-tips-long-time-restaurant-operators#comments Management Tips Owner Interviews Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:16:00 +0000 54921 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Hard work is a must for long-time survival, says Gino Ferraro.</p> Ferraro's Restaurant Barcito adopts “hospitality included” business model http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model <div class="field-deck"> Menu price increases will replace tipping at this L.A. eatery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many restaurant operators are watching from the sidelines as a few experiment with a move away from a gratuities. Some of those pioneers have shared lessons learned in recent weeks.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/barcito-adopts-hospitality-included-business-model#comments Owner Interviews Trends Mon, 16 May 2016 00:35:00 +0000 54311 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Andrea Borgen</p> Barcito Stephen Kalt reinvents his NYC concept for L.A. http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/stephen-kalt-reinvents-his-nyc-concept-la <div class="node-body article-body">Stephen Kalt recreated his successful New York Mediterranean restaurant for 2016 Los Angeles.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/stephen-kalt-reinvents-his-nyc-concept-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/stephen-kalt-reinvents-his-nyc-concept-la#comments Owner Interviews Wed, 11 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 54241 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Shelley Schulze <p>Stephen Kalt</p> Shelley Schulze What younger operators bring to the table http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/what-younger-operators-bring-table <div class="field-byline"> Liz Barrett </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Popular reality shows such as <em>MasterChef Junior </em>and <em>Man vs. Child</em> have been inspiring a growing number of young people to seek out culinary careers. And we&#39;re not just talking about entry-level posts in the kitchen. We spoke with three young restaurateurs who each acquired their first restaurant before age 25 about what inspired them to join the industry and the advantages of starting young.</p> <p></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/what-younger-operators-bring-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/what-younger-operators-bring-table#comments Owner Interviews Wed, 11 May 2016 14:03:00 +0000 54231 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Dafna Mizrahi long dreamed of ownership. &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t know it would happen so early, but you take opportunities as they come,&quot; she says.</p> Monte's Next-gen Stefani makes her mark with MAD Social http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/next-gen-stefani-makes-her-mark-mad-social <div class="field-deck"> A Chicago restaurant family’s second generation builds on tradition. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gina Stefani opens up about MAD Social, Stefani's Signature Restaurants' first new restaurant in 14 years.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/next-gen-stefani-makes-her-mark-mad-social" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/next-gen-stefani-makes-her-mark-mad-social#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Tue, 10 May 2016 13:46:00 +0000 54201 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Gina Stefani puts her stamp on the family business with a globally influenced neighborhood concept.</p> Victoria Kent How Picnic LA tackles the ‘locally sourced’ dilemma http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-picnic-la-tackles-locally-sourced-dilemma <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants are under attack for misleading sustainability claims. But 100 percent local sourcing is not realistic, one operator says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants are under attack for misleading sustainability claims. But 100 percent local sourcing is not realistic, one operator says.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-picnic-la-tackles-locally-sourced-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-picnic-la-tackles-locally-sourced-dilemma#comments Owner Interviews Mon, 09 May 2016 13:44:00 +0000 54151 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>About 80 percent of the produce used at Picnic LA comes from local sources.</p> Jesse Carmody SBE spins off restaurant group with new subsidiary http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/sbe-spins-restaurant-group-new-subsidiary <div class="field-deck"> Disruptive Restaurant Group will develop culinary concepts in hotels, casinos and arenas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Disruptive Restaurant Group plans to develop culinary concepts in hotels, casinos and arenas.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/sbe-spins-restaurant-group-new-subsidiary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/sbe-spins-restaurant-group-new-subsidiary#comments Owner Interviews Fri, 06 May 2016 12:16:00 +0000 54131 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>SBE is behind Katsuya and other stylish brands.</p> SBE