Tag Archives: Danny Meyer

As Danny Meyer Continues to Eliminate Tips, His Staff Struggles to Adapt

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been two years since Danny Meyer announced he would eliminate tipping at all of his company’s restaurants. At the time, it was hailed as a move that could “save the hospitality industry,” and restaurateurs around the country followed suit. Though some other American operators had already moved …

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Lawsuit Claims Danny Meyer’s No-Tipping Movement Is a Plot to Overcharge Customers

Source: Grub Street NY

Several of New York and San Francisco’s top restaurateurs have been hit with a class-action lawsuit that argues that their no-tipping policies are actually part of a “conspiracy” to charge higher prices for food. Filed in a California court, the plaintiffs’ complaint says Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, …

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Danny Meyer Has Created a $220 Million Private-Equity Fund for the Hospitality Industry

Source: Grub Street NY

Danny Meyer is trying to translate Shake Shack’s burger success into a road map for entrepreneurs in the larger business world. He tells The Wall Street Journal today that he’s started a private-equity fund that targets hospitality businesses both inside and outside of the food sector that operate with …

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At Danny Meyer’s New Café, the ‘Iced Coffee’ Is Actually Ice

Source: Grub Street NY

In Italy, iced coffee can mean something very different: Espresso that’s semi-frozen, so it’s firm and scoopable, made into a granita that’s sometimes topped with a liberal dose of whipped cream. Granitas come from Sicily, where they’re a respite from ragingly hot summers, but they’re found all over Italy now, …

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Danny Meyer’s Fast-Casual Martina Pizzeria Opens This Weekend in the East Village

Source: Grub Street NY

You’d have thought things couldn’t get any rosier for Nick Anderer, Danny Meyer’s Roman-food guru and former chef of Maialino and its sister pizzeria-restaurant, Marta. “I love Marta,” he says. “But a year in, I said to myself, and to Danny, ‘It’s an awesome space, but confined by a lot …

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Danny Meyer Will Open an Italian Café and Fast-Casual Pizzeria in August

Source: Grub Street NY

Danny Meyer is speaking Italian. The prolific restaurateur will open two more Rome-themed establishments in the Redbury New York (formerly the Martha Washington Hotel), already home to his restaurant Marta. The first, a café and sandwich shop called Caffé Marchio, is slated to open by late …

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Daily Provisions Will Be Serving This Custom-Churned Rye Ice Cream This Summer

Source: Grub Street NY

Has there ever been a more New York ice cream than the one Portland, Oregon’s Salt & Straw has custom-churned for Daily Provisions, Danny Meyer’s new bakery and canteen? The rye flavor comes from bread that’s been crumbed and steeped; swirled strawberry jam and liquid poppy-seed …

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Daily Provisions Launches Dinner Tonight With a Killer Patty Melt

Source: Grub Street NY

What may go unnoticed about Daily Provisions, Danny Meyer’s all-day canteen located next door to his Union Square Cafe, is that it was designed to be just as much a showcase for the Union Square Hospitality Group’s house-baked breads as it was to be a place …

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Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe Takes Two

Source: Grub Street NY

“Hey, you guys are at my table,” one of the grand publishing executives quipped a couple of weeks back as my guests and I sat down to dinner at Danny Meyer’s much-anticipated reboot of Union Square Cafe, which opened not long ago in unnervingly spacious new …

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Union Square Cafe Will Expand to Washington, D.C., Next Year

Source: Grub Street NY

Hot on the heels of its makeover, Union Square Cafe, the restaurant that started it all for Danny Meyer, is branching out. Union Square Hospitality Group will bring the restaurant to Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Crossing development, where it will occupy most of the ground-floor …

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Union Square Cafe’s Next-Door Takeaway Shop Opens This Friday

Source: Grub Street NY

When Danny Meyer found a new home for Union Square Cafe, the lease included the space next door. And so what had been Duke’s Original Roadhouse is now Daily Provisions, a takeout shop and café serving breakfast and lunch, with plans for dinner come …

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Why Danny Meyer’s Latest Business Venture Is Good News for Coffee Lovers

Source: Grub Street NY

The cafe chain Joe is a New York favorite, and now after 13 years in business, it’s poised to become a player on the national caffeine scene. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has invested an undisclosed — but presumably significant — amount of money in the homegrown …

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Why Danny Meyer’s Latest Business Venture Is Good News for Coffee Lovers

Source: Grub Street NY

The cafe chain Joe is a New York favorite, and now after 13 years in business, it’s poised to become a player on the national caffeine scene. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has invested an undisclosed — but presumably significant — amount of money in the homegrown …

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Danny Meyer’s New Union Square Cafe Will Open Next Week

Source: Grub Street NY

The last several months have seen a steady stream of new stuff that manages to also be comfortingly familiar. A Tribe Called Quest released its first record in two decades. (So good.) The year’s hottest Christmas present is a retro Nintendo system. (Tecmo Bowl!) And the …

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Danny Meyer Will Eliminate Tips at Gramercy Tavern on December 1

Source: Grub Street NY

It was in October of 2015 that Danny Meyer first announced he would abolish tipping at all of his restaurants — ideally over the course of one year. He’s a bit behind schedule, but he’s still making progress: The Modern, the first of his establishments to …

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If D.C. Raises the Tipped Minimum Wage, Will Restaurants Ditch Tipping?

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

One of the biggest restaurant industry headlines of the past year was Danny Meyer and his grand no-tipping experiment. The famed New York restaurateur announced last fall that he would eliminate gratuities (and raise prices) at 13 of his Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants by the end of 2016. The company is by far the largest and most notable American restaurant group to change up its business model in this way.

Locally, only a few places, including Sally’s Middle Name and The Public Option brewpub, have opted for gratuity-free systems, whether that means increasing prices or adding a flat fee ...

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Tipping Point: Some D.C. Restaurants Are Taking a Closer Look at Eliminating Tips

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Bill Perry, public option

Bill Perry’s new brewpub doesn’t accept tips.

The Public Option isn’t your average brewpub. Its owner, Bill Perry, was previously a photo librarian for National Geographic. The production is itty-bitty: Perry, a longtime homebrewer, only brews one barrel at a time. He jokes that the brewpub will never even be a pico-brewery.

But what makes the Public Option, located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE, really different from other brewpubs—and nearly every bar and restaurant in the city, for that matter—is what happens when you get your check. You’ll be charged $7 for a Belgian-style ale or coffee ...

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Triumphant Returns: The Modern Makes a Full Recovery from Burst Pipe

Source: Eater NY

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[The team forges on, despite the obstacles. @dhmeyer; @Sabato3]

The Modern is almost ready to spring back into action, a month after a burst water pipe put Danny Meyer‘s restaurant at the MoMA out of commission. As of a couple weeks ago, the restaurant hoped to have the cleanup done by today, but things have been pushed back just bit further. Now the team sends word that the Bar Room will open tomorrow evening, while the Dining Room won’t be ready until Wednesday. Meanwhile, since Danny Meyer is unfazed by ladders and plastic sheeting, he’s ...

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Sietsema: Marta on My Mind: Can Roman Pizza Make It in NYC?

Source: Eater NY

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[All photos by Robert Sietsema]Few openings in recent history have excited as much attention and speculation as Marta, Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer’s new pizza-themed restaurant. It could not be located in a more auspicious neighborhood. Like the Breslin, it is situated off the lobby of what was once a broken-down hotel in the Wholesale District, in this case the Martha Washington. 10 years ago, the place would have been accounted almost a flophouse; now business travelers and well-heeled tourists wheel their bags proudly up to a check-in counter that, if it weren’t for the construction debris ...

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Eater Inside: Marta, Danny Meyer’s White Hot New Pizzeria

Source: Eater NY


[All photos by Krieger]

Mere days ago, Danny Meyer‘s new pizzeria, Marta, opened in the Martha Washington hotel. Now, without further ado, here’s a look at the new one from the Maialino team. It’s a cavernous space on the ground floor of the 29th Street hotel, with a soaring ceiling and a big marble bar surrounding the open kitchen. Not only does the kitchen sport two wood-fired ovens, but chef Nick Anderer has also landed himself what must be one of the most elaborate grill contraptions in the city. So while those ovens churn out thin-crusted, ...

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Marta Marta Marta: Right on schedule, Marta started serving…

Source: Eater NY

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 9.31.16 AM.pngRight on schedule, Marta started serving breakfast this morning at 7 a.m. and it’s looking good. Spicy eggs amatriciana come in a petite cast iron skillet with two slices of fresh bread. There are also cornetti, Rome’s answer to the croissant, various bruschette, a wood-fired semolina pancake with walnuts, peach compote, and maple, and sizable heap of bacon as a side. [Instagram via Twitter]

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Marta Marta Marta: Marta has been open for a…

Source: Eater NY

Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 10.58.46 AM.pngMarta has been open for a hot second and in the words of Danny Meyer himself: It “Didn’t take [too] long for culinary royalty to descend” upon those pizzas. Fergus Henderson, who runs the Michelin-starred St. John in London, stopped by last night’s soft opening. The officially official opening is, of course, tonight. [Twitter, Instagram]
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Marta Marta Marta: OMG Danny Meyer’s Pizzeria Is Open Right NOW

Source: Eater NY

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[Danny Meyer, Nick Anderer, and Terry Coughlin by Krieger]

It’s here. Danny Meyer, Terry Coughlin, and Nick Anderer‘s crazily anticipated Roman-style pizzeria Marta is soft opening tonight and officially dishing up saucy and white pies tomorrow at 6 p.m. Pizzas like the fiori di zucca topped with mozzarella, zucchini flowers and anchovies; and the mercato with ricotta, corn, okra and peppers, make up a good part of the menu but there are traditional (and not so traditional) Roman starters and mains too.

Breakfast service, which includes lots of things cooked in that shnazzy wood-fire pizza oven like spicy ...

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Marta Marta Marta: Happening today at Marta, Danny Meyer’s…

Source: Eater NY

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 5.18.31 PM.pngHappening today at Marta, Danny Meyer’s Roman-style pizzeria: The prep kitchen has been temporarily transformed into a Negroni potion factory, where the ruby elixir is being poured into small glass bottles with cheerful yellow caps. Hopefully those little guys will debut soon. [Instagram via Twitter]
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Marta Marta Marta: Nick Anderer and team really plan…

Source: Eater NY

martapanion.jpgNick Anderer and team really plan to do a lot of grilling at Danny Meyer’s forthcoming pizzeria, Marta. The restaurant has a fancy wood-fired grill to go with the wood-fired pizza oven, and Anderer has even gone so far as to make a grilled ice cream sandwich, filled with smoked mascarpone gelato. At this point the opening is only pending final inspections, so get ready to eat grilled everything very soon. [Instagram]

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