20 May 2020

Coronavirus: The Coming New Reality For Restaurants

What will the new reality be for restaurants? It’s going to be tough for many eateries to make a go of it, once restrictions are eased, says Doug Roth, founder and president of Playground Hospitality in Chicago. Initially, restaurants will not be able to reopen at full capacity.

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26 Nov 2019

Traditions Aren’t Just For Your Dining Room Table

Convenience has helped ease dining room table tensions for a long time as prepared sides and meals means very few people have to stress about cooking. The Opening Bell’s Steve Grzanich caught up with Doug Roth about some of the traditions that are happening during the holiday season and especially at restaurants in the area.

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09 Apr 2019

The Opening Bell: Restaurants are Ready for Spring

Believe it or not, the recent polar vortex that capped off our winter actually sent some restaurants out of business according to Doug Roth. That was one of the big headlines Doug brought in studio with Steve Grzanich, but the two also touched on the fluctuation of delivery & meal prep impacts along with the way we are teaching the ways of hospitality.

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