News

Chains

Qdoba’s Performance Isn’t Encouraging for Potential Buyers

2 weeks ago

Qdoba failed to take advantage of Chipotle's missteps over the last 18 months, a huge lost opportunity that's just passed it by.

People

Why Chipotle’s New CEO Shouldn’t Be Like Chipotle’s Old CEO

2 weeks ago

Chipotle has proved its mission-focused brand can pull in diners. It just hasn't demonstrated the leadership necessary to grow the brand beyond its current size.

Operations

Just Eat Is Outperforming Rivals Amazon and Uber Across the UK

2 weeks ago

Just Eat's success goes hand in hand with the shrinking of the UK's traditional restaurant industry in a post-Brexit landscape.

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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.