Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2020 – Food & Wine
Food & Wine restaurant editor Khushbu Shah released the magazine’s annual list of up-and-coming chefs to watch, recognizing that despite lockdowns, closures, and uncertainties, “they are the people who not only will help rebuild their shattered industry, but also will eventually help it thrive in new ways.” Meet the honorees here.
Uber Technologies Makes Takeover Approach to Grubhub – The Wall Street Journal
Uber is reportedly looking to acquire Grubhub in an all-stock takeover, merging two major players in the meal-delivery market. The companies are said to be negotiating on price. Some say an acquisition could curb the investments companies make in marketing to consumers and redirect focus to restaurants.
Momofuku Permanently Closes Two Restaurants – CNN Business
After running the numbers, renegotiating contracts, and reimagining service, the Momofuku team decided to close two restaurants, Nishi and CCDC, for good. Additionally, they’re moving Ssäm Bar from NYC’s East Village to Wayō in South Street Seaport and combining the restaurants’ staff. Over on Eater, Monica Burton considers what the Momofuku closures mean for the rest of the industry.
CDC Posts Advice on Reopening U.S. Bars, Restaurants and Workplaces – Bloomberg
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted new guidance on how to reopen bars, restaurants, and workplaces, including safety measures. For bars and restaurants, that means social distancing via tables and stools, limited party sizes and occupancy, and restricted shared spaces for employees. Read the full guidelines here.
Six Questions Restaurant Workers Should Ask Their Employers Before Returning to Work – Eater
Restaurants across the country have received PPP loans and are looking into rehiring laid-off or furloughed staff members. From wages to safety precautions, here’s what hospitality employees should be asking employers before they decide to return to work to ensure they will be taken care of.