After Eatsa, the highly automated bowl concept, shut three locations to retrench, it looked like the modern-day automat was on the ropes. But as San Francisco startups do, the company has pivoted and has a new role as automation partner.
Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack, is no longer actively involved in management of this leader within the “fine” casual dining industry. His cultural influence is no doubt being maintained as one of the restaurant industry’s most progressive voices.
There’s a lot of talk about turnarounds these days. Some say casual dining is just dead while others think they’ve cracked the code one quarter only to find a new scapegoat the next. But Denny’s made it work.
“What is your spirit vegetable?” This isn’t a question that kicks off many financial meetings. But at Miss Kim’s, the newest addition to the Zingerman’s family of restaurants in Ann Arbor, examining the P&L is no dull or secret affair.
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