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How to Raise Funds for Your Restaurant

How to Raise Funds for Your Restaurant

Few aspiring restaurateurs have the cash on hand to get their dream off the ground. That’s where investors come in. But for…
Alison Arth
How to Negotiate Your Restaurant Lease

How to negotiate your restaurant lease (and the important partners you’ll need)

Every expert I’ve spoken to on this subject agrees: Negotiating a lease is the number one place where restaurateurs go wrong.…
Alison Arth
5 pandemic pivots with 50Kitchen

5 pandemic pivots with 50Kitchen

Just three weeks after Anthony Caldwell opened his Dorchester, Massachusetts restaurant 50Kitchen, the pandemic hit.…
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5 pandemic pivots with The Pink Dinghy

5 pandemic pivots with The Pink Dinghy

For Stephanie Dietz, chef and owner of The Pink Dinghy in Virginia Beach, the pandemic was “the final boss.” “Like a video…
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5 pandemic pivots with China Live

5 pandemic pivots with China Live

When George Chen and his wife Cindy Wong-Chen opened the sprawling San Francisco food hall China Live in 2017, Chen was already…
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5 pandemic pivots with L’Oca d’Oro

5 pandemic pivots with L’Oca d’Oro

Austin’s neighborhood Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro opened in 2016 as a place built around regulars, where staff members…
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How restaurants can access relief spending in 2021

How restaurants can access relief spending in 2021

Starting today––Monday, May 3, at noon EST––restaurant operators can begin applying for COVID-19 relief spending through…
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How to open a restaurant: Building a brand identity

How to open a restaurant: Building a brand identity

When it comes to opening a restaurant smoothly and running it successfully, Alison Arth is a pro. She held leadership positions…
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Four friends sitting in restaurant and talking, they are wearing face mask below chin. New normal concept.

The future is now Down Under: How Australia can tell us what’s next for restaurants

In Australia, the restaurant industry has fully recovered in 2021. OpenTable combed the data for strategies American restaurateurs can use right now.
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