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Chains

Investors Bet That Shake Shack’s Long Lines and Dedicated Customers Are a Bad Thing

2 weeks ago

As long as Shake Shack stays focused on a differentiated product it will remain just fine with consumers, no matter what the short sellers think.

Chains

Chipotle Founder Will Leave CEO Role After Failing to Reverse Slump

2 weeks ago

A smart move by Ells who can walk away from his company knowing he started the fast casual wave that has reshaped the restaurant industry.

Chains

How Quiznos Uses Mobile Tech to Capture Consumer Feedback

2 weeks ago

Personalization starts where the consumer is at; in this case sitting at a table eating a sub.

Chains

Domino’s and the Downside of Digital Oversharing

2 weeks ago

How much transparency is really necessary when it comes to ordering restaurant delivery? Not enough warrant fake staff preparing meals, we think. Just give us an accurate time when the pizza (or whatever) will arrive.

Sponsored

What It’s Like to Run a Kitchen in the Middle of Nowhere

2 weeks ago

McMurdo Station is a U.S. research center in Antarctica that houses the largest community on the continent—the population swells to over 1,000 in the summer—and a lot of logistics go into feeding employees literally in the middle of nowhere.

Chains

Arby’s Owner to Buy Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 Billion

2 weeks ago

Sure we're over-restauranted among the chains, but Roark clearly sees an opportunity when well-liked chains see a significant market dip.

Design

New York Restaurant Design No Longer Forcing Diners to Use Flashlights

2 weeks ago

Dark and dramatic lighting can be moody... and annoying. We're glad the days of our dining companions pulling out phones as flashlights are numbered. (Looking at you, dad.)

Chains

Red Robin’s $99 Burger Pass Is the Poor Man’s Tock

2 weeks ago

What do a ten-course tasting menu at Eleven Madison Park and a Red Robin cheeseburger have in common? Both restaurants want your pre-paid dollars well before service starts.

Independents

Fellow Chefs Name Michel Troisgros the World’s Best Chef

2 weeks ago

Good for Troisgros, but we'd also be interested in a list like this where holding two or more Michelin stars is not the qualification necessary to participate.

Chains

Bloomin’ Brands May Just Be the Next of Many M&A Restaurant Deals

3 weeks ago

Sell them off, split them up, and move them around, sure, but it won't solve many of the underlying problems that Bloomin' and its competitors and contemporaries are having: Customers just aren't as interested in what they have to sell these days.

Food

Newark Airport May Have the Best Sushi Connection to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market

3 weeks ago

OTG has radically improved the dining experience at Newark's Terminal C and other airports around the U.S. In the end though, it's a long play by OTG to be ready for the day local governments allow gambling at airports. Considering the awful state of airport dining, we're happy to make this trade off.

Chains

McDonald’s Is Tearing Down Its First Franchised Restaurant-Turned-Museum

3 weeks ago

Fitting, considering the first McDonald's restaurant run by the McDonald brothers was torn down decades ago after Kroc took over the family name and the chain.