This week in restaurant news: walk-up windows, the Uber rocketship, how to help

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?

The Eater Guide on How to Help – Eater
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the lives of Americans, as benefits run out for millions, and as food and drink businesses struggle to keep their doors open, the industry needs support. In their new guide, Eater staff members share a range of programs, organizations, and charities fighting hunger and building food networks to support the unemployed. Learn how you can help.

How Chicago Chefs, Even Michelin-Starred Ones, Are Embracing the Walk-Up Window During Pandemic – Chicago Tribune
Some of the Windy City’s top chefs, such as Oriole’s Noah Sandoval, have opened pickup-only concepts, serving dishes through a walk-up window. These new projects have resulted in a street food boom – but what happens when winter sets in?

Restaurants Fuel Uber’s Rocketship – Expedite
“Uber’s delivery business is, right now, a bigger company that Uber’s rides business,” Kristen Hawley writes in this week’s Expedite newsletter. Even with the significant competition among food delivery businesses, Uber Eats is soaring (although the company still isn’t profitable). Read on for the numbers.

Cote, A Michelin-Starred Restaurant In New York City Strives To Survive The Pandemic – Forbes
Like the rest of the industry, Simon Kim, owner of the fine-dining Korean steakhouse Cote, was hit hard by mandated closures in March. He cut his menu, reduced costs, and introduced meal kits – and by keeping prices down, managed to appeal to wider audience. Here’s how.

10 things you need to know before starting a restaurant remodel

10 things you need to know before starting a restaurant remodel

If your restaurant has been open for 10 years and business is good, that’s something to celebrate. But at some...
Olivia Terenzio
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....
Alison Arth
Hospitality in real life: How to make every guest feel like a VIP

Hospitality in real life: How to make every guest feel like a VIP

We all know that hospitality is the key to success in the restaurant industry—not just getting butts in seats, but...
Olivia Terenzio
Q&A's See all
Rosita Lamberti on loyalty, resilience, and the celebrations ahead

Rosita Lamberti on loyalty, resilience, and the celebrations ahead

With six Italian restaurants, Rosita Lamberti shares how the family restaurant group has been resilient and come out of the pandemic stronger than before.
Joy Manning
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants provides ‘ridiculously personal experiences’ with OpenTable

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants provides ‘ridiculously personal experiences’ with OpenTable

Hospitality is at the heart of many restaurants’ ethos—and for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants it’s the lifeblood of how they...
Sarah Hacker