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Welcome to the restaurant vibe shift.

People are dining out just as much as before the pandemic, but they’re returning to a changed landscape: QR codes, health surcharges, and reservation time limits are all becoming the norm.

All those changes have only worked to reinforce what a restaurant means today: they are places that define communities and drive change. Join us to explore what hospitality looks like now—it’s more thoughtful than ever.

What it means to be a chef today

Hear from chefs and restaurateurs across the country about how they’ve dealt with recent challenges, what keeps them going, and what a restaurant means to them in this changed landscape.

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Industry insider hot takes

How restaurants can save society
by Will Guidara

The customer isn’t always right
by Corey Mintz

Technology can transform a restaurant, but not its soul

by Kristen Hawley

Restaurants are an extension of home
by André Mack

The gift of being a great guest
by Reem Assil

Staff contributors: Marion Brewer, Courtney Damji, Joy Manning, Bronte Schmit, Aarti Virani

Contributors: Reem Assil, Jose Garces, Markus Glocker, Will Guidara, Kristen Hawley, André Mack, Gaby Maeda, Corey Mintz, Art Smith, Iliana de la Vega

Designers: Julia Borghini, Maggie Famiglietti, Erich Grois, Az Pishneshin, Rita Poutivskaia, Chandni Thawani

Project manager: Rebecca Wetherbee

Project editor: Tanay Warerkar

Project directors: Stefanie Tuder & Molly Watson

Content director: Francesca Burke