Restaurant news to know: July 10, 2014

Restaurant news to know: July 10, 2014

NRN editors select top industry stories from around the web

Labor crunch besets restaurants as dining demand rises [2] (Bloomberg) 
A labor crunch is cooking in the restaurant industry [3] as venues from San Francisco to New York increase wages and benefits to attract cooks, servers and dishwashers.
 
—Ron Ruggless

Popeyes plucks Burke for communications [4] (O'Dwyer's)
Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. has named former JetBlue Airways public relations veteran Todd Burke as vice president of corporate communications.

—Lisa Jennings

How California's drought is affecting bars [5] (Punch)
We know California’s drought is impacting restaurant menus. Here’s a look at how it’s affecting the bar side of operations.

—Lisa Jennings

9/11 museum restaurant to be scaled back [6] (New York Post)
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, which is providing foodservice for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, is changing plans, moving away from a full-service comfort food restaurant with beer and wine to a venue serving pastries, tea and coffee.

—Bret Thorn

Food-focused crowdfunding platform opens for business [7] (Food & Wine)
A Kickstarter-inspired portal has been set up for aspiring food entrepreneurs.

—Bret Thorn