Food

Chains

Has McDonald’s Solved the French Fry Delivery Problem?

4 months ago

[Spoiler alert] It hasn't. Even the most casual french fry connoisseur knows that soggy fries aren't a heat problem, they're a bag problem. Fast delivery will help, but hot fries will steam themselves in a bag, every time.

People

Critic Q&A: Eater’s Bill Addison on the State of Dining in America

4 months ago

Creating a comprehensive "best of" list is a complicated and Herculean task. Few are better suited to comment (and rank!) the state of American dining than Eater's national critic.

Tech

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Hit List Dining Changes the Game

4 months ago

Where to eat is important — but suggestions of what to eat are even more influential these days. But chasing after one famous and photogenic dish means you might miss out on all the rest.

Independents

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Restaurants Make Sustainability Visible

4 months ago

With local sourcing no longer serving as a trend, but increasingly as the status quo, restaurants are making their commitments to sustainability more visible to diners than ever before, with specific design elements at the forefront of their efforts.

Food

8 Ways Restaurants and Guests Get Wine Ordering Wrong

4 months ago

There's just one way to get things right: If a restaurant decides to have a sommelier on staff, they should help you improve your meal and that's really it.

Chains

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Chains Turn to Famous Chefs for Menu Development

4 months ago

Over the past few years, established chains have turned to chefs to add a dose of authenticity to their menus and a refresh to their brands. A chef and chain partnership adds value but should be only one part of a brand's reinvigoration.

Food

Panera Thinks Runny Yolks Will Help It Beat McDonald’s at Breakfast

4 months ago

Panera has certainly set high standards, but it's consistency across its operations that remains the real challenge.

Food

Boneless Chicken Wings Can’t Keep Up With Their Bone-In Rivals

4 months ago

We don't quite get this, but it is fantastic news for the restaurant napkin industry, too.

Food

Food Waste Startup Gets Backing From Wal-Mart Heirs

4 months ago

Independent operators have tackled this one restaurant or city at a time. A significant investment and smarter technology could be the bump this problem needs to find smarter solutions.

Food

Croissants Are Still a Battlefront in Bakeries’ Novelty Treat Wars

4 months ago

Who would have thought that one day Burger King's Croissan'wich would seem like a trailblazer?

Chains

As Fast Food Price Wars Heat up, New Menu Items Set the Tone

4 months ago

Early low-price options give us a look at what to expect from fast food chains this year. Heres hoping they won't get too caught up in low prices and keep quality on the menu.

Independents

Some of the U.S.’s Best Butchers Are Also Restaurants

5 months ago

The best restaurants in 2018 will continue to be experiences that can't be replicated elsewhere. And it's hard to do this at home or at a chain (or via delivery).