Our project specialist Matt spoke with The Boston Globe about the impact of the newly opened Eataly in the Prudential Center on the Boston food and restaurant scene.
“In terms of competition, it is the spaceship, it is the juggernaut. I don’t think they have a competitor,” said Matt Camilleri of RealFood Consulting, a restaurant advisory firm in Cambridge. If anything, the company will be fighting to keep that many employees, he said, as his firm typically recommends hiring 20 percent more staffers than any restaurant would need to set up shop. “That’s a huge snowball effect on the bottom line.”
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