Independent restaurants employ nearly 11 million nationwide, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Big chain restaurants are those thriving during the pandemic. Heather Haddon discusses why the chain restaurant model is working right now. Jonathan Dumont revels in the Nobel Peace Prize win for the World Food Programme. Gustavo Arellano announces the finalists in this year’s Tortilla Tournament. Bricia Lopez shares her family’s restaurant legacy in this week’s installment of “In the Weeds.” Finally, a visit to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to inspire winter gardening.
Thriving chain restaurants, World Food Programme, Fuerte Four
From this Episode:
‘In the Weeds’: Serving the Oaxacan community and Los Angeles
In this week’s installment of “In the Weeds,” Bricia Lopez and her sister and brother have taken over Guelaguetza from their parents. Opened in 1994, the restaurant...
McDonald’s and Starbucks thriving during pandemic
The National Restaurant Association estimates that 60,000 restaurants open during any given year, while 50,000 close. Statistics for 2020 will look wildly different, though...
Corn versus flour: awarding the Golden Tortilla
Gustavo Arellano is back to highlight the flour and corn tortillas still standing in this year’s Tortilla Tournament. On October 18, he and fellow judges Evan Kleiman,...
Combating hunger to take the ultimate prize
The World Food Programme was a joint partisan initiative established in the 1960s to find ways to use U.S. agriculture in hunger-prone areas of the world.