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There is no denying the allure of the hamburger in Southern California. The ground beef and bun combination is steeped in Los Angeles-area tradition — heck, Pasadena claims to have invented the cheeseburger — and carries with it a populist appeal this city only otherwise reserves for tacos and …


3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close

Las Vegas

Coming soon: The marijuana restaurant?

Supreme Court sides with employers in class action arbitration cases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a victory for employers and the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday said that employers could block employees from banding together as a class to fight legal disputes in employment arbitration agreements.<p>Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the opinion for the 5-4 …


This Is the Hottest Menu Item In America Right Now

Americas fast-casual restaurants have been scrambling to add this Japanese favorite to their menus.<p>Forget quinoa. America has a new favorite food. …

Fast Casual

Top Bar and Restaurant Trends in 2018

Year after year, consumers, and foodies alike obsess over a new trend that drives where they are going to eat. For bars and restaurants, these trends …


Risky Food Handling Practices Threaten Public Health

It’s something you know not to do with your groceries: leave raw beef, poultry, and milk sitting for hours without refrigeration. But an NBC Bay Area …

Santa Clara County

U.S. Labor Dept asks Supreme Court to vacate tip-pooling decision | Reuters

The U.S. Labor Department has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a federal appeals court decision upholding an Obama-era rule that restricted tip pooling, saying the U.S. Congress invalidated the rule with a recent amendment to federal wage law.<p>The Labor Department responded on Tuesday to a …

U.S. Supreme Court

Cleo Closes at LA Live Despite Massive Expansion Goals

The second Los Angeles location of <b>Cleo</b>, sbe’s Mediterranean concept, shuttered at LA Live last week. The expansive eatery that was once The Farm of Beverly Hills opened a year and a half ago in the foot traffic-heavy space.<p>Just after opening the Downtown location, sbe’s subsidiary Disruptive …


The Super Spendy Grill Is Significantly Spendier in 2018

“May we all be rich enough to eat here more often,” I wrote in my four-star review of <b>The Grill</b>, Major Food Group’s reboot of the old Four Seasons space. At the time of publication, I estimated that a meal would easily run in the $200s per person.<p>Well guess what? Nearly a year after opening, some of …


David Chang Tries to Address Jonathan Gold’s Tough Majordomo Review

Majordomo chef <b>David Chang</b> feels more conflicted than ever about the role of restaurant criticism, a thought he shared publicly on last week’s episode of <i>The Dave Chang Show</i>, his new food and culture podcast produced by The Ringer.<p>For the first time, Chang spoke publicly about the less-than-effusive …

David Chang

After Ken Friedman Allegations, His SF Restaurant Will Lose Its Chef and Manager

Tosca Cafe will lose both its chef and business manager by June 1, reportedly as a result of the sexual-harassment allegations against owner Ken …

Sexual Harassment

Here’s Why a Lot of Delivery Food Isn’t Coming From Actual Restaurants

When higher demand for home dining meets increased competition among food delivery apps, the result is something called a cloud kitchen. Usually in a less expensive part of town, cloud kitchens are groups of centralized commercial restaurant spaces dedicated to delivery-only services or catering. …


Tosca Cafe chef, manager to leave, while owner faces more harassment allegations

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Two managers at San Francisco’s Tosca Cafe are leaving the high-profile restaurant after a failed bid to buy it, while one of …

Sexual Harassment

The 20 funnest restaurants in San Francisco

What constitutes a fun restaurant? How about the funnest restaurant of them all?<p>For some reason, these are different questions than those we, as food …

San Francisco

Mario Batali's restaurant group to officially sever all ties with celebrity chef

Mario Batali, the award-winning chef who has faced several allegations of sexual misconduct, will soon no longer be a part of the restaurant empire he helped found in 1998.<p>On Sunday, more women provided details about their experiences working with Batali during an interview that aired on "60 …

Sexual Harassment

The 10 Inalienable Rights of Every Restaurant Customer

Restaurant customers can often be the lowest of the low -- this is undeniably true. But there are certain things every customer should be able to …


Tipping reinforces inequality. The restaurant industry wants to keep it that way.

As New York considers reforming its tipping system, restaurant owners have turned to dirty tricks to keep waitstaff wages from rising.<p>According to …

New York State

Inside The Polynesian, Major Food Group’s Sprawling Ode to Tiki

The pitch for <b>the Polynesian</b>, restaurant empire <b>Major Food Group</b>’s massive new Midtown West tiki bar, sounds kind of like a tagline out of a cheesy travel brochure: Partner and bartender <b>Brian Miller</b> wants to bring a piece of the Polynesian islands to Manhattan.<p>But Miller’s got serious cocktail cred. …


Easing the pain of a tough labor market

Exhibitors offer workforce management solutions on NRA Show floor

Labor Economics

Thank the Millennials for Reshaping the Way We Eat

Today’s headlines are full of articles blaming millennials for soft restaurant sales. As I read articles and watch videos like “Millennials are …


Five Ways You’re Running Your Bar Into the Ground

You thought adding a bar to your business was going to be fun.<p>Maybe even easy.<p>A bar is a great spot for customers to enjoy a new cocktail, wait for a …


The Brave New World of Restaurant Marketing

As detailed in the revealing <i>New York Times story</i> titled “<i>To Survive in Tough Times, Restaurants Turn to Data-Mining</i>,” restaurants are increasingly …

Big Data

Are Full-Service Restaurants Up to Speed with Consumers?

Many restaurant customers are undergoing a major mental shift, Tristano adds. They used to enjoy spending time at an eatery, and now, many are so …


Billionaire restaurant owner Fertitta moves into food delivery, says 'consumer tells us what to do'

Billionaire restaurant owner Tilman Fertitta didn't think ordering in would be a lasting trend.<p>But the CEO and chairman of Landry's Restaurants told …


Once a teenage runaway, he now owns a $300 million restaurant empire

When Cameron Mitchell had his life-changing epiphany at the age of 19, he had pretty much hit rock-bottom. He had dropped out of high school, he was living with his mom and he was working two restaurants jobs in order to get by.<p>"I was lazy and going nowhere really," said Mitchell. Punctuality for …

Taco Bell

Millennials Are Refusing to Eat at Chain Restaurants: Here's the 1 Surprising Reason Why

If a nice outing with family for you typically includes a sit-down dinner at a chain restaurant, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans every year …


Here’s why one scorched restaurant stock may be about to sizzle

Darden Restaurants has taken a tumble this year, but one trader is betting the stock is about to heat up.<p>Shares of the restaurant group, which …

Olive Garden

Landry’s owner’s blank-check company to buy Waitr for $308M

Tilman Fertitta’s Landcadia to acquire online ordering and delivery platform


Why the GOP's SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill will leave your waitress going hungry

When we think about food insecurity, tipped restaurant workers rarely come to mind. It's hard to picture the person who serves us a club sandwich for …

Income Inequality