This is a sad time for restaurant-loving foodies, but even more so for the owners of those food-service-based businesses. It has now been six months since restaurants were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new survey released yesterday by the National Restaurant Association, nearly 1 in 6 restaurants (representing nearly 100,000 restaurants) is closed either permanently or long-term; nearly 3 million employees are still out of work, and the industry is on track to lose $240 billion in sales by the end of the year.
Category Archives: The Business of Food
Have you ever considered a culinary career? Many people get into food-related businesses because of a general love of food and cooking (that’s partly why I started this blog). Others fall into it after trying something else. Christine Nguyen, founder of Mama Crank’s Pies, […]
Last weekend, while driving around a neighborhood looking for homes to rent, my husband and I discovered a phenomenon called the “neighborhood pop up.” A sign stuck in someone’s front yard invited us to come and sip, snack and shop. Since we both enjoy flea […]
Over the past few years, gourmet foods have become somewhat mainstream. By this I mean that more and more casual restaurants are offering “gourmet-inspired” menus. However, just because there are already plenty of gourmet eatery establishments around, that doesn’t mean that yours won’t be a […]
When great chefs want a little more independence, they decide to buy their own restaurants. There are many reasons for doing this. To begin with, it means that chefs don’t have to take orders from other people. But they often don’t realize what goes into […]