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Chains

A Thai Beer Company Is Buying Up KFC Restaurants

3 months ago

KFC is Yum Brands' big winner right now, so this deal looks like a win-win for a Thai company looking to diversify from the alcohol business in a Buddhist country.

Food

Forget Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Dinner on the Farm Is Where It’s At

3 months ago

If you think about it, on-farm dining is the next logical step in the farm-to-table popularity progression.

Chains

Restaurants Tout Guest Experience in Second Quarter Earnings Reports

3 months ago

While it may take some time and effort to change the way a chain operates, large and successful companies work hard to stay one step ahead of the game.

Chains

Shake Shack Is Not the Next Chipotle

3 months ago

Measuring every new restaurant endeavor against the "Chipotle metric" makes every upstart look sub-par. Amid its hurdles, Shake Shack continues to serve quality food and open new restaurants at a fast pace. Sounds like success to me.

Strategy

Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

3 months ago

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former rival, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

Strategy

Grubhub to Buy Eat24 from Yelp

3 months ago

This news signifies a few large players are starting to take over the game.

Chains

Could Taco Bell, Once the Darling of Fast Food, Be Fading?

3 months ago

The key to Taco Bell's continued success lies in promotions, marketing, partnerships, and other flashy ways of drawing attention to the restaurant.

People

“Bizarre Foods” Goes Beyond Bizarre Foods, According to Host Andrew Zimmern

3 months ago

Anthony Bourdain has forever changed the scope and style of food television. His influence is at play here, too, but if Zimmern wants to shed his show's bug-eating image, perhaps consider a name change?

Chains

Restaurant Brands Beats Second Quarter Profit Forecasts

3 months ago

Chains

So Millennials Are Killing Restaurants Again?

3 months ago

Sure, we can blame the millennial generation for all the changes in the restaurant industry, but we should probably look at all of the technological and social changes, too.

Marketing

The Not-So-Quiet Power of a Good Restaurant Website

3 months ago

It's easy to overlook the importance of a well-designed and useful website in an age of social media hype, but a restaurant's website is the one true place the business has total control of the message.

Food

Phish Taps Philadelphia Donut Store for its “Baker’s Dozen” Residency at Madison Square Garden

3 months ago

Have to say, I'm a sucker for a good creative food partnership.