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Savory Fund launches $1M contest for independent restaurants

Savory Fund launches $1M contest for independent restaurants

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Why independent restaurants are recovering more slowly than chains

RB Senior Editor Heather Lalley joins the “A Deeper Dive” podcast to talk about the alcohol shortage and the many challenges still facing small operators.

New York City’s Great White Way was dark for the last 18 months, and Carmine’s highest volume location was closed. The restaurant reopens today with high expectations.

The changes are designed to better promote equity, inclusion and a positive work culture for the independent restaurant awards. The program has been criticized for promoting white chefs and restaurateurs to the exclusion of others.

Independents had an easier time getting staff and federal relief, according to new data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Qualifying restaurants will be granted a $5,000 tax credit, payable ahead of their tax filing, for every net new position they add.

Not content to rest on their laurels, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Jose Andres, David Burke and other celeb chefs are launching one or more restaurants post-pandemic.

Little Original Joe’s transitioned from an intimate seated dinner spot to a bustling marketplace—and there’s no looking back.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue opened last July, and it’s been a nonstop roller-coaster ride for owner Andrew Darneille ever since.

The Chicago-based multi-concept operator is gearing up for its next half century with the same spirit of inventiveness that has made it an industry leader for decades.

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