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The largest franchisee in the US filed for bankruptcy. On Wednesday, NPC International — a company that owns and operates more than 1,200 Pizza Hut and close to 400 Wendy’s locations — filed for Chapter 11 protection in the Texas Southern Bankruptcy Court. NPC has struggled financially in recent years, in large […]

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One of the world’s best restaurants, Eleven Madison Park, may not reopen after the pandemic, its chef owner has admitted.  Daniel Humm said a ‘question mark’ hangs over the future of his three Michelin starred joint, telling Bloomberg reopening ‘will take millions of dollars’.  He added: ‘You have to bring back staff. I […]

Postponed from March 25, the James Beard Foundation has finally announced the finalists for its annual awards. The coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions unemployed, has devastated the hospitality industry, and the Twitter livestream announcing this year’s nominees recognized the crisis. “Today we acknowledge the accomplishments of all of the […]

Tom Colicchio, award-winning restaurateur, Top Chef head judge, and food activist, founded the beloved Manhattan restaurant Craft in 2001, quickly snagging three stars from the New York Times and helping to popularize farm-to-table dining. After New York was attacked on 9/11, Craft not only survived, but in the ensuing 19 years, it spawned a […]

Some questions may be running through your mind as the coronavirus pandemic wears on.  Is that apple at the supermarket contaminated? Did someone with COVID-19 sneeze on the peaches? While there’s no evidence or documented cases of COVID-19 that suggest the virus can be transmitted through food, experts told that there […]