On Monday, Marion County entered Phase 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, which among other relaxed restrictions included allowing restaurants to serve patrons indoors, up to 50% of their dining-room capacity.
IBJ Podcast: Martha Hoover (Part 2 of 2) on how the restaurant industry is broken
Hoover—known for restaurants including Cafe Patachou, Public Greens and Napolese—tells host Mason King that the industry has historically put too much emphasis on quantity and price at the expense of quality, as well as the people making the food.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Patachou’s Martha Hoover on surviving the pandemic, prepping to expand (part 1 of 2)
Hoover tells host Mason King—in the first of a two-part interview—that Patachou is now “very healthy,” in part because she and her leadership team started making some tough decisions pre-pandemic to streamline and become more efficient.Read More
Citing slow business, Patachou closes downtown’s Napolese restaurant
It first closed in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and didn’t reopen until March of this year, in advance of the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament, which took place mostly in Indianapolis.Read More
Business leaders say focus must remain on racial inequality for years to come
During IBJ’s Engage Indiana 2020 virtual event Thursday morning, Eli Lilly & Co. CEO Dave Ricks said he always believed enhancing diversity and inclusion was important, but this year showed him how serious a problem racial injustice is and fueled his motivation to do more to address it.Read More
Patachou, which operates 12 restaurants in Indianapolis and Carmel, is among a growing number of local companies that have sued their insurers for claim denials related to COVID-19 business losses.
Apocalypse Burger—a name that came to Patachou founder Martha Hoover during a recent Sunday night Zoom call with family—would be based in the former location of the chain’s Crispy Bird eatery.
A chef, a restaurateur and two restaurants were named as semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, which are often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant industry.
Instead of trying to continue operating the Meridian-Kessler eatery, Patachou leaders say the space is needed to temporarily house the operations of the company’s fast-growing, not-for-profit foundation.
It has grown from serving 180 children at three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district in 2013 to serving 1,200 children at eight schools and five summer camps this year.
The restaurant in the Cummins building will boost Patachou’s roster of central Indiana restaurants to 14.
The additions to the food court will include a concept from Cafe Patachou founder Martha Hoover.
IBJ picked the brains of Indianapolis-area firms and organizations known for liquid thinking to discover how they open the spigot on innovation.