OpenTable facing competition from the Food Network

Apr 16, 2012
OpenTable is about to get some competition from the Food Network, in the form of their new site called CityEats.
Posted In: restaurants, Food, website, Food Network

Food Network eats into OpenTable's business

Apr 16, 2012
OpenTable seated 89 million people in North America last year. The Food Network’s owner plans to compete with lower fees for restaurants.
Posted In: OpenTable, reservations, restaurants, Food Network

Waiters to get $8.5 million back in tips

Apr 3, 2012
A New York banquet hall settles a lawsuit to pay waiters tips it never handed over. It’s the latest and biggest payback for jilted waiters.
Posted In: restaurants, tips, Law

Waffle House gets in the mood for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2012
Waffle House and other decidedly downscale eateries are wooing customers with Valentine's Day dinner.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, Waffle House, restaurants

U.K. restaurants get stingy with straws

Feb 3, 2012
Bars and restaurants in London are no longer handing out straws with their drinks, waiting until customers request them.
Posted In: London, restaurants

Restaurant traffic could grow slightly in 2012

Jan 3, 2012
The year 2011 was not a good one for the restaurant industry. Experts predict only a slightly better 2012.
Posted In: restaurants

San Francisco minimum wage is first to top $10

Dec 28, 2011
One industry -- restaurants -- feels the city's minimum wage policy especially hard.
Posted In: minimum wage, restaurants, San Francisco

Department store restaurants on the rise

Dec 15, 2011
From cafes to high-priced dining, it’s all the about the full shopping experience.
Posted In: Retail, restaurants

Reservations required, cell phones banned

Aug 16, 2011
Rogue24, a high-end DC eatery, is requiring patrons to sign a no-cell-phone contract when they make reservations. I guess those fancy pictures of...
Posted In: cell phones, restaurants

The S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants

Apr 19, 2011
Many restaurants boast having the greatest "something" in the world -- coffee, pie, meatloaf. But only 50 restaurants are lucky enough to make S....
Posted In: Food, lists, restaurants