Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en 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 Fast-casual concept The Stand poised for growth http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth <div class="field-deck"> The four-unit L.A. chain, armed with cash from a new partner, is ready to expand throughout Southern California and beyond. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How does a sudden influx of funding change a small restaurant business? That’s what The Stand is in the process of finding out. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/fast-casual-concept-stand-poised-growth#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:30:00 +0000 53931 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>The newest location of The Stand, Northridge, CA.</p> The Stand Managing growth: When should your restaurant expand? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/managing-growth-when-should-your-restaurant-expand <div class="field-byline"> Ty Kiisel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Have you outgrown your capacity? Ask yourself if it's time for the next step. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you outgrown your capacity? Ask yourself if it's time for the next step. </div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/managing-growth-when-should-your-restaurant-expand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/managing-growth-when-should-your-restaurant-expand#comments Owner Interviews Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:28:00 +0000 53781 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Look before you leap: Ask some important questions before you take on more.</p> Thinkstock Pitmaster shares passion for barbecue http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/pitmaster-shares-passion-barbecue <div class="node-body video-body">Elliott Moss talks growing up around barbecue pits and his insistence on using only pasture-raised local hogs</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/pitmaster-shares-passion-barbecue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/pitmaster-shares-passion-barbecue#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:28:00 +0000 53411 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Philly’s Solomonov, Cook ready to take Manhattan http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/philly-s-solomonov-cook-ready-take-manhattan <div class="field-deck"> The pair behind Zahav and CookNSolo talks about growth, Israeli cooking and why you’re making chicken soup wrong. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook celebrate a James Beard cookbook nomination and grow their portfolio of restaurants.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/philly-s-solomonov-cook-ready-take-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/philly-s-solomonov-cook-ready-take-manhattan#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Top Chefs Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:12:00 +0000 53041 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook traveling in Israel</p> Michael Regan