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Server Spotlight: Melissa Estefania of Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in Times Square

Server Spotlight: Melissa Estefania of Carmine’s Italian Restaurant in Times Square

We’re excited to introduce a new Server Spotlight series on Open for Business, where we showcase the best of the best on the…
Winston Lord
Ocean Devotion: Diners Love Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Ocean Devotion: Diners Love Ocean Friendly Restaurants

References to the ocean and its inhabitants fill the pages of literature, stage and screen, music and visual arts. Conservationists…
Kelly Merritt
Should Your Restaurant Stay Open for the Holidays?

Should Your Restaurant Stay Open for the Holidays?

The holidays are a bright and cheery time for many, but as a restaurant owner, the season may bring some additional stresses.…
Chelsea Verstegen
How to Build Your Team

How to Build Your Team

This article is excerpted from our How to Open a Restaurant guide. Get the full guide here! Before you can identify the best…
Alison Arth
Road to Extraordinary: Mark Read of Firmdale Hotels

Road to Extraordinary: Mark Read of Firmdale Hotels

Follow Mei Li on Instagram @mei_li_the_crestie. So, what does my Chinese Crested rescue Mei Li have to do with this series?…
Winston Lord
Chef Podcasts Unite Cooks and Listeners, Tackling Long-Overdue Tough Topics

Chef Podcasts Unite Cooks and Listeners, Tackling Long-Overdue Tough Topics

If you’re not listening to podcasts, you’re late to the party. According to National Public Radio, NPR podcast downloads…
Kelly Merritt
OpenTable Diners Help End Childhood Hunger Again This Year

OpenTable Diners Help End Childhood Hunger Again This Year

Last year, in honor of Giving Tuesday, OpenTable users were given the opportunity to donate their dining points to No Kid…
Open for Business
Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Your flagship restaurant is packed every night. Patrons post glowing reviews. Diners book reservations well in advance…
Kelly Merritt
Diners Want Better Food Choices – Here’s How One Company Is Helping

Diners Want Better Food Choices – Here’s How One Company Is Helping

The common practice of scanning a menu for a list of farms and producers wasn’t always the norm. Once upon a time, diners simply…
Kelly Merritt