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25 06, 2017

39 of the Worst Plating Ideas Ever

Categories: Foodservice|

We Want Plates is the hilarious Twitter account and website that brings together some of the worst food plating disasters seen in restaurants around the world. We've written about them before on the site and they just keep getting better and better. Seemingly, some chefs just haven't learnt their lesson. Here, we've collected 39 of

25 06, 2017

Literally Fish for Your Dinner at This Japanese Chain Opening in Chelsea

Categories: Foodservice|

You’ll need a fishing pole at the soon-to-open Zauo, the restaurant where diners can fish for their dinner that’s debuting in Chelsea. Yet another Japanese chain opening in New York, Zauo will open its three-floor restaurant at 152 West 24th Street, where diners on the first two levels can sit in a “boat” and reel

25 06, 2017

Restaurants Put Branding Directly on Their Food to Win Instagram

Categories: Other, Foodservice|

Consider this a response to the hyper-artisanal world we live in. Or perhaps an extension of it, the next step in bespoke products. Restaurants around the country are taking branding—which, in the past, has appeared on everything from matchbooks to mini-bottles of house hot sauce—and moving it front and center on the plate. While you might previously have seen

20 04, 2017

Ikea Considers Stand-Alone Restaurants

Categories: Foodservice|

Ikea is considering the development of stand-alone cafes and restaurants to capitalize on the popularity of its in-store food facilities. In the past, the assemble-it-yourself furniture chain has hosted pop-up restaurants in Europe, but the new eateries would be permanent brick-and-mortar locations separate from its retail stores. “I firmly believe there is potential,” Food Managing

25 03, 2017

Secrets From the Highest-Grossing Restaurant in New York

Categories: Industry News, Foodservice|

If there’s a venture with a projected shelf life of five minutes, it’s a nightlife restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District. The exception? Tao Downtown. Since it opened in 2013, with heavy wooden doors that look like they were airlifted in from an ancient Chinese fort, the temple to Pan-Asian-style food and drinks has been a prime

6 03, 2017

Barnes & Noble Turns To Restaurants As A Main Customer Draw

Categories: Foodservice|

The Barnes & Noble book chain plans to test four expanded in-store restaurants, each featuring bar options and service at all three dayparts, in anticipation of turning its branches into dining destinations surrounded by shelves of books. The experiment flips the bookseller’s current approach to foodservice. Instead of outfitting stores with cafes as an amenity

17 02, 2017

How the Hawaiian poke bowl became the world’s new fast food

Categories: Foodservice|

Sons of Thunder wasn’t planning on serving poke. The small restaurant in New York was supposed to be a burger and sandwich joint. But when the utilities company took forever to turn the gas on, Sons of Thunder decided: When life gives you a cold stove, you make poke. “We almost closed because no one

5 02, 2017

Sushi Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts from 6 Top Sushi Chefs

Categories: Foodservice|

#hackdining You’ve been eating sushi forever, but do you know how to behave at a sushi bar? It’s not just that good manners count; your sushi chef wants you to enjoy your meal to the fullest. Here are some sushi etiquette tips from a few of the country’s top sushi chefs. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto,