Danny Meyer, the prominent restaurateur behind the no-tipping movement along with Shake Shack and other Union Square Hospitality spots, is part of the latest slate of SXSW SouthBites speakers announced today. Joining him is D.C. chef José Andrés, who is in the midst of a legal battle with Donald Trump over backing out of the presidential candidate’s forthcoming hotel.
Meyer’s panel will focus on what no tipping means for restaurants, moderated by Bon Appetit editor in chief Adam Rapoport on Friday, March 11. Andrés will speak about talk about the growing popularity of fast casual chain restaurants, including his own Beeksteak, on Monday, March 14.
Other announced speakers for SouthBites include Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Austin locals Tyson Cole, Michael Fojtasek, Tatsu Aikawa, Alexis Chong, and others. Paul Qui is cooking up two special badgeholder-only dinners with with Cosme's Enrique Olvera, and the second with Trois Mec's Ludo Lefebvre and Empellon's Alex Stupak.
SXSW’s SouthBites runs from Saturday, March 12 through Monday, March 14.