Food

Chains

IHOP’s Burger Push Backed By Cheaper Beef

1 month ago

The temporary name change has brought some interest to the brand. Let's see if IHOP can turn around its series of unfortunate quarters with this all-beef attempt to bring people in beyond breakfast.

Food

Fast Casual Dining’s Next Focus Is Pasta

1 month ago

The challenge for fast-casual concepts in New York is that the $12+ bowls and plates that are being served up are competing on uneven playing fields. The VC-backed ones allow concepts to get prime real esatate and subsidize losses. We hope these fast-casual plates can stand on their own.

Food

Starbucks Is Raising Prices on Its Simplest Drink

1 month ago

As a drinker of this simple, easy-to-make drink that doesn't require extensive labor and time we are going to have to disagree with Starbucks. Why not stick it to the latte drinkers?

Food

Warm-Water Crabs Have Invaded Maine and Chefs Have Some Solutions

1 month ago

In past years, restaurants and fishing communities would have not had these discussions at this stage in the crisis. While this is a bad situation, the fact that they're attempting to get in front of this is optimistic.

Food

How One Woman Built a Vegetarian Empire in Barcelona

2 months ago

Sleek dining for plant-based meals has become relatively the norm in U.S. cities, but the trend is still gaining momentum in Europe where vegetarian food once relegated to hippie establishments is playing a larger role in mainstream dining.

Food

Bayer Tightens Grip on Food Chain With Monsanto Purchase Approval

2 months ago

While this is bigger than just a restaurants story, this merger will have long-term negative effects on how we take care of land, grow food, and distribute it, not to mention what food will be available to us and what freedoms we'll have with it — both at home and when we dine out.

Independents

Katz’s Deli Now Has a Subscription Pastrami Service

2 months ago

The price point is interesting here. Clearly, Katz isn't positioning its product on the high end rather than competing on price. Smart.

Food

Avocados Are So Cheap Right Now and Restaurants Can’t Get Enough

2 months ago

It's sure going to hurt when prices go back up and people still want their avocados on everything.

Food

The Key to Protecting and Profiting From a Recipe Isn’t Copyright

2 months ago

Now I feel guilty for having made a molten chocolate cake at home...

Chains

For Fast Food Chains, Are Value Menus Worth It?

2 months ago

Value menus offer a cheap and convenient buy for existing customers, but the $1 menu items aren't attracting tons of new customers to the chains.

Food

FDA Extends Its Safety Review of Impossible Foods’ Magic Meatless Ingredient

2 months ago

A smart, delicious meatless ingredient could do wonders for the environment and people's health. And a bit of extra safety around proprietary ingredients is always a good idea, too.

Food

Jack in the Box Warns of French Fry Inflation in 2018

2 months ago

Fast food restaurants aren't necessarily built on a pyramid of french fries, but the quintessential drive-thru item can cause a headache for chain restaurants that rely on potatoes to a substantial portion of business.