The War Between Chains & Independents Heats Up

Editor’s Letter

The War Between Chains
& Independents Heats Up

I was recently copied on a letter written by Rick Federico, the chairman and ceo of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, to Bob Kinkead. He took issue with comments reported in the November issue of RH by Kinkead, the president of the Council of Independent Restaurants of America (CIRA).
Kinkead, who also happens to run two outstanding Washington, D.C.-area restaurants, said during a September meeting of CIRA th

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