David Chang Warns of Affordable Restaurant Apocalypse

Source: Eater NY

Take cover in a food hall, because that’s the future he sees

Like every New Yorker’s bank account already knows, affordable full service restaurants are becoming fewer and farther between. Momofuku master David Chang reflected that sentiment this week at a New York Times Cities of Tomorrow conference, telling the crowd, “You’re gonna see the mom and pop restaurant in New York City not vanish completely, but it’s gonna be way more difficult.”

He was speaking of those mid-level restaurants in the $40 to $50 price range, Food Republic reports, which indeed are becoming increasingly slim in NYC. Affordable ...

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