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Financing

The SBA may free up $180M for restaurants, but don’t celebrate yet

The agency is looking at ways it can release the remaining Restaurant Revitalization Fund dollars, but there are hurdles it must cross, and it would help just a fraction of those waiting for assistance.

Leadership

5 ways Marc Forgione is harnessing past experiences to rebuild for the future

The fine-dining chef and restaurateur shares strategies for sparking inspiration and optimism despite the challenges of the last two years.

He'll be succeeded by President and COO Chip Wade, who has been in line for the job since he was hired in 2019.

Lunchbox Essential allows small operators to create their own online ordering site, extending the company’s reach into the indie market.

The Nobel Prize-nominated chef and the former president waged a legal battle over a restaurant in the Old Post Office building, after Trump made disparaging comments about immigrants.

The awards, widely considered the “Oscars of the food world,” took a two-year pause to try to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive to give more chefs access to the potentially career-changing prize.

Independent operators have struggled to make the model work, citing marketing challenges and the high cost of delivery.

Independent operators say the delivery-only business is more difficult than it’s cracked up to be. Their challenges have led providers to rethink their strategy.

It’s been three years since the last big Show, and the city’s restaurant scene has changed. Here are some of the best places to snag a table with your team or clients.

Loans from companies like Toast and Square may be more accessible than traditional sources, but they highlight a larger problem with financing for mom and pops.

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