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5 Ways to Thrive in Fast Casual, from the Team at Jose Andres' Beefsteak

“Fast casual is revolutionizing the restaurant industry.”<p>That’s what Jim Biafore, Director of Operations for Jose Andres’ fast-casual concept …

How to Prevent Food Waste Before It Starts

Fact: food waste accounts for 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions. It’s an issue that’s important for restaurants operators for a couple of reasons. …

Neal & Amy Fraser of Redbird on Bringing Vision & Sophistication to Downtown L.A.

It’s been six years since Neal and Amy Fraser decided to open their restaurant Redbird in the former rectory of the St. Vibiana, a historic cathedral …

The Economics of a Brew Pub with Edmund's Oast

Walk into Edmund’s Oast, a contemporary brew pub in Charleston, South Carolina, and your eye is drawn immediately to the centerpiece of the dining …

Here’s What Diners Do Online Before They Eat Out. Are You Prepared?

Clearly the Internet has transformed the way people discover anything and everything, including where to eat out. Our recent survey of over 6,000 US …

Now What? 5 Things You Need to Do After Opening Your Restaurant Doors

<i>In this final installment of her How to Open a Restaurant series, hospitality consultant Alison Arth shares what happens after opening night — and</i> …

7 Truths About Trends & Issues in the San Francisco Restaurant Industry

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”<p>Gwyneth Borden, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, quoted Charles …

The Economics of a Wine Shop & Restaurant with Arroyo Vino

Arroyo Vino isn’t a restaurant that was guaranteed to be successful. Tucked away miles from the city center of Santa Fe, New Mexico, it feels almost …

6 Essential Ingredients for Crowdfunding a Restaurant

Restaurants are some of the most capital-intensive businesses to start. Build-out and equipment costs, starting inventory, licenses, fees and working …

Top 5 Restaurant Staffing Misconceptions

<i>At Open for Business, we talk to restaurateurs all the time about what keeps them up at night. Their most common response? Staffing.</i><p><i>Finding great</i> …

Surviving & Thriving: The Top 3 Challenges Facing San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants

This year was the first time in United States history that Americans spent more money on dining out than groceries. Nowhere is that more evident than …

Menu Trends: Adapting to Diners’ Cravings

Diners are more mobile and self-educated than ever before. The growth in awareness of various food allergies, dietary limitations, sustainable eating …

New Research Shows What U.S. Diners Actually Want from Technology

Dining out, like virtually every area of life, has been transformed by technology. Restaurant discovery, reservations, social sharing, ordering food, …

How to Train Your Staff for Opening Night

<i>In part nine of her How to Open a Restaurant series, hospitality consultant Alison Arth explains how to prepare staff for a flawless opening …

Thinking About Eliminating Tips? Consider These Consequences First

Fact: labor costs are skyrocketing for the restaurant industry. Cities like San Francisco and Chicago have passed laws to increase the minimum wage, …

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