Posted inOpinion

A recipe for fixing the restaurant industry

WE’RE HEARING cheers of people saying the world is finally back to normal, that we can go back to living our lives the way we did before the pandemic. I wish that were true. Well, part of me does. The other part of me realizes we need to acknowledge that the pandemic was eye-opening, particularly […]

Posted inEconomy

Restaurants losing money on delivery orders

EL JEFE’S TAQUERIA, a casual Mexican restaurant in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, used to generate about a quarter of its sales through home delivery. Because of the commissions paid to delivery services – apps like GrubHub and DoorDash – the restaurant barely broke even on those sales. When Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all restaurants in the […]