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Operations

Americans Love Affair With Restaurant Wings Is Great News for Chicken Processors

2 months ago

Little wings as big business will create problems as the hunger surpasses the supply.

People

Once Novel Offal Is at Home on Menus Everywhere

2 months ago

Offal, or organ meat, is trendy. It's also delicious and a responsible way for a restaurant to use the whole animal — both of which we're happy to get behind.

Design

Elements of Fine Dining Creep Into Fast-Casual

2 months ago

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Lines = blurred.

Design

One Celebrated Designer’s Secrets of Perfect Restaurant Design

2 months ago

A good dining experience at a restaurant may feel seamless, but more often than not, it's because great care has been put into each element of the physical space.

Chains

McDonald’s Terminates Agreement with India Franchisee After Dispute

2 months ago

The price of an instantly recognizable brand anywhere in the world is severing ties — and rebuilding — after franchisees don't follow the terms of the contract.

Chains

What Danny Meyer’s Martina Means for Restaurants Everywhere

2 months ago

Any restaurant opening from Union Square Hospitality Group is one to watch. Operations at Martina, which its chef calls "fine-casual," are a look at current industry trends set to go big.

People

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman Aim for a Late-Night Crowd at New L.A. Restaurant

2 months ago

New York's Spotted Pig and San Francisco's Tosca Cafe do well at attracting a late-night, industry crowd. Will be interesting to watch how this translates to a town known for its exclusivity and in-crowd.

Chains

Trump Picks Food Fight With NYC Over Calorie-Displaying Law

2 months ago

New York City chain restaurants have been displaying calorie counts on menus since the implementation of a 2008 law. Could Trump's FDA really force the city to stop?

Independents

Baltimore Food Trucks Will Challenge Location Law

2 months ago

Baltimore food trucks are prohibited from operating within 300 feet of a restaurant, which could be prohibitive to business, especially in areas with lots of foot traffic.

Chains

Rosa Mexicano Restaurant Chain Is Said to Explore a Sale

2 months ago

There's no info on a potential buyer yet, but if the brand is sold, expect a refresh and perhaps even an expansion.

Tech

How UberEats Works with Restaurants

2 months ago

Hungry people will be loyal to the delivery app that gets them their food fastest, period. UberEats touts algorithms, analytics, and a little bit of the human touch in its work with restaurants.

Operations

Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Wants to Be the Next Ben & Jerry’s (And It’s on Its Way)

2 months ago

When you have a vision to take your business to the next level, it doesn't hurt to be able to model it after one of the biggest successes in the industry.