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How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant?

Over 350 independent restaurant owners share their startup costs and financial performance.  Restaurantowner.com’s 2018 cost to open a restaurant survey report details startup costs and financial performance of new restaurants.
RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to Open … Continue reading

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Eater Young Guns 2018: Nominate the Rising Stars of the Restaurant Industry

It’s time once again to open up nominations for Young Guns, Eater’s annual search to identify the most promising talent in the restaurant industry. Young Guns aims to honor up-and-comers who are making the dining world a better place, whether they’re behind … Continue reading

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Stepping Lightly: How Restaurants Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Five ways restaurant operators are working to save the planet
If there is anyone who should care about climate change, it should be those in the restaurant industry.
On a fundamental level, the changing weather patterns on this warming earth that have … Continue reading

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Instagram or it Didn’t Happen? L.A. Restaurants Show How the App Has Changed Their Industry

For Helene Henderson, Instagram has become synonymous with the dining experience at Malibu Farm. Henderson owns the farm-to-table restaurant on Malibu’s pier and credits Instagram with transforming the once quiet, seaside shack — which opened in 2014 — into a … Continue reading

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Brownsville Restaurant and Culinary Project Aims to Transform Lives

They were kneading dough and mostly silent as they focused on their work. The teacher darted in and out of the well-equipped back room. Out front, another group took orders and prepared meals in the open kitchen.
The nonprofit training center, … Continue reading

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Want to run a restaurant? Cleveland Chefs Sought for New Ohio City Food Hall

Deadline to apply is February 1.
The Galley Group, founded in Pittsburgh two years ago, is bringing its restaurant-incubator concept to Cleveland next year, with space for four aspiring chef-owners. The eatery – it doesn’t have a name yet – will be … Continue reading

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Editors Say Bespoke Butchers, Natural Wine and Self-Pay Will Be Popular Next Year

2017 has been a challenging year, with hurricanes, floods and fires; the uncertainties of Washington politics; and the Amazon-ization of food.
For restaurants, it was a year of grappling with rising labor costs, adjusting to diners who prefer to eat restaurant … Continue reading

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Nominate Your 2018 Restaurant Star Today

Help MFHA and the National Restaurant Association by nominating the “best of the best” in diversity and inclusion, community service and hospitality leadership. Act fast – the deadline is November 17th.
Here’s the link to quickly nominate the best:
www.chooserestaurants.org/awards

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