Top 100 Independents
A plan by Oakland, Calif., establishments to levy a service charge has been complicated by new legislation that’s murky about where the money should go.
Ask any number of restaurant executives for a peek at their New Year’s resolutions and, chances are, finding a way to give a much-needed jolt to traffic will top most lists. That was the same force behind many of the plays drawn up this year by several industry all-stars. Their wins and losses offer a starting point for next year’s game plans.