Is it the end of the celebrity chef restaurant?

High rent prices, a need for downsizing and even sexual misconduct allegations have driven high-profile eateries out of business.
The grand opening of Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Beverly Hills, California, in 2009.
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Lessons from the financial crisis: risks, regrets, and learning to say "this is enough"

Aug 1, 2018
Chef and entrepreneur Peter Hoffman says there are risks he didn't take, "but there’s also the work towards coming to accept that — this is enough."
A view of chef Peter Hoffman outside his former restaurant Savoy.
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Low pay and long hours: Staffing in the restaurant industry remains a challenge as sales grow

Jul 17, 2018
The National Restaurant association projects that sales will grow by 4 percent this year. Celebrity chefs and Instagram foodie streams all point to an industry on the upswing. But staffing restaurants isn’t easy these days. Susan Spicer runs three restaurants…
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Curtis Stone (righ) opened Gwen, his Hollywood butcher shop and restaurant, alongside older brother Luke Stone (left).
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Meat consumption expected to hit a new record this year in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2018
Demand for “clean” protein, a “pork craze” and cheap prices are fueling high meat consumption in 2018.
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How all-day cafes are changing our lives

Feb 23, 2018
Welcome to a place where you can work, eat all three meals and feel extremely welcomed.

Bay Area restaurants introduce training programs to address their race wage gaps

Jan 10, 2018
In the restaurant industry, people of color are more likely to hold lower-paying, back-of-house jobs, but some restaurants are trying to change that.
Cory Woods went through a training program to transition from the kitchen to the front of the house, where he is now earning far more money.
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Diners aren't showing up as expected near Amazon HQ1, causing some restaurants to close

Jan 2, 2018
Amazon's HQ1 neighborhood empties out at night, so some restaurant owners aren't finding the dining market they expected.
Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle's South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage.
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What chefs and restaurateurs have on their holiday menus

Dec 22, 2017
Gusto 54 restaurant group owner Janet Zuccarini and executive chef Evan Funke take the Marketplace Quiz.
Mezzemaniche alla gricia from Felix.
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Your restaurant tips may not go to your server under proposed rule change

Dec 6, 2017
The Department of Labor has proposed changes to Obama-era rules about tipping. The changes would let employers pool tip money from workers who earn at least minimum wage and share it with non-tipped workers or use it to “make capital…