Predicting Restaurant Trends for 2021: An Impossible Task?

It’s that time of year again when restaurant professionals and experts make their grand predictions for the next year’s trends to watch. But this year has been unique and the next twelve months have never been less certain. With so many tough to predict factors like COVID-19 numbers, government regulations, and public sentiment, one has… Read more »

Ghost Kitchens Explained

Ghost kitchen: It’s the buzzword on everyone’s lips in the restaurant industry lately. But what exactly is it? Basically, it’s a commercial cooking space rented by either virtual restaurants or traditional restaurants. They exclusively focus on creating food to be delivered to customers. Unsurprisingly, interest in them has surged since the onset of COVID-19. However,… Read more »

No Tipping Restaurants: Weighing The Pros and Cons During COVID-19

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In light of COVID-19, some restaurants (like this one) are wholeheartedly embracing the no-tipping movement in an effort improve paychecks for their workers. Yet at the same time, other restaurants (like this one) have abandoned the idea, citing the same concern for employee pay. So how does a restaurant decide if adopting a no-tipping policy… Read more »