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Operators discuss top labor concerns


While employment in the industry is down overall, that decline is not spread evenly as operators shift toward production and away from service. But everybody is making more money.

The InterContinental Washington, D.C. has parted ways with Chef Kevin Tien, despite accolades for his modern Vietnamese concept, as both restaurant and hotel workers petition for a union election.

CEO Tim McEnery said the pandemic and rising costs contributed to the decision to close the lavish three-story restaurant.

Advice Guy: Fruits, vegetables and grains are inherently kosher, but unless a restaurant has rabbinical supervision and certification, it is not.