Food businesses across the UK pivot again as crowds return to restaurants, shops

Apr 21, 2022
Food delivery operations were activated as eateries and grocery stores emptied. But with restrictions lifted, those changes are fading.
Diners eating outdoors at a London restaurant in April 2021. With lockdowns over and pandemic anxiety easing, many Brits are returning to pre-pandemic habits.
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Indoor dining returns to New York, but is it too late for some places?

Sep 10, 2020
It's the latest step in rebuilding the city's decimated restaurant business. Will it be too little too late?
 A restaurant offers outdoor dining as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on Aug. 22, 2020 in New York City.
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How delivery apps are changing the restaurant industry

Nov 19, 2018
"We have to adapt every single thing we do," one eatery owner says.
Sara Deseran and Joe Hargrave have made changes to their restaurant to adapt to third-party apps.
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Why you should listen to Leonard Cohen music when you eat toffee

Jun 20, 2017
Restaurants and food companies can change the way you think their food tastes, and it has nothing to do with the recipe.
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Restaurants are off to another tough year

Mar 8, 2017
The restaurant industry is getting hit hard by diners who have lots of good reasons to eat at home.

Doing farm to table in the 1800s (before it was cool)

Sep 20, 2016
Paul Freedman on his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed America."

A backlash may be brewing against no-tipping policies

Jun 9, 2016
It turns out diners like being able to reward staff themselves.
A dish at Sushi Yasuda in New York, a restaurant with service-included prices.

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Between fast food and fine dining: fast casual

Jan 19, 2016
At a shopping center in Glendale, Colorado, Laquardra and Jason Staples are sitting down to lunch. The restaurant is brand new, a sleekly-designed barbecue spot called Carve Barbecue. The interior is styled with exposed wood beams, chrome metal chairs and stainless steel. “We’re just out running errands so we just stopped in for a nice […]

Who needs a waiter when you have a smart phone?

Dec 4, 2013
You can now use your smart phone to order and pay at some restaurants.

Chef Charlie Trotter on why he's closing his restaurant

May 8, 2012
The world-renowned Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago will be closing this summer after 25 years of service. The chef explains his decision.