Grow & Thrive

Reviews, Social Media + Data-Driven Change: Takeaways from the 2019 GGRA Industry Conference

Reviews, Social Media + Data-Driven Change: Takeaways from the 2019 GGRA Industry Conference

From robots to tip sharing to work-life balance, some of the hottest topics facing the restaurant industry were on the agenda…
Amy Sherman
Chef Victor Albisu’s Metamorphosis: Transforming an Underperforming Restaurant into Two Hit Concepts

Chef Victor Albisu’s Metamorphosis: Transforming an Underperforming Restaurant into Two Hit Concepts

When chef Victor Albisu opened Del Campo in the spring of 2013, it was lit. The South American-inspired grill fascinated…
Nevin Martell
How Central Michel Richard Continues to Soar in Washington, D.C.

How Central Michel Richard Continues to Soar in Washington, D.C.

James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Richard was always larger than life – a visionary culinary innovator with an infectious…
Nevin Martell
off-street restaurants

Off the Beaten Path: How Off-Street Restaurants Thrive

When plotting your restaurant’s location, a prime consideration is visibility. Where will get me the most eyeballs on…
Priya Krishna
chef edward lee

Chef Edward Lee of Succotash on How to Expand Your Restaurant Brand Without Diluting It

When you ask chef Edward Lee what kind of food he cooks, he simply says, “Southern food.” But then the Korean-American chef…
Nevin Martell
Nicholas and George Pagonis

Going Greek: How Nicholas and George Pagonis of Kapnos Are Building a Dining Empire

Brothers Nicholas and George Pagonis have been working together since they were in elementary school. Their father, Tony,…
Nevin Martell
succession planning for family restaurants

Succession Planning for Family Restaurants: How to Ensure Your Relations Preserve Your Legacy

Your restaurant has been your career and your passion for more years than you care to count, but it has come time for you to…
Nevin Martell
Social Media: The Established Restaurant's Guide to Staying Relevant

Social Media: The Established Restaurant’s Guide to Staying Relevant

Social media is a powerful tool for restaurants, whether you're in your first year or your hundredth. Here's how to use Stories and live-streaming to stay relevant.
Kristen Hawley
Restaurant Evolution: When to Change & When to Expand

Restaurant Evolution: When to Change & When to Expand

OpenTable partnered with Kristen Hawley, founder of the popular Chefs + Tech newsletter, to create How to Grow & Thrive…
Kristen Hawley