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Interview: Michelin’s Old Boss Has New Culinary Goals at Jumeirah

1 month ago

What happens when a culinary tastemaker is handed the reins of a young culinary empire with deep pockets? We're about to find out.

Chains

Brazilians’ Appetite For Whoppers Is Rising

1 month ago

A Whopper costs far less than a meal at a Brazilian steakhouse in Brazil. Go figure. That, coupled with South America's struggling economy, explains why BK Brasil SA is faring well.

Chains

Greggs Ups Profit Estimates Thanks to Vegan Sausage Rolls

1 month ago

The shift to meat substitutes is a trend many restaurants are following, as consumers' eating habits continue to change.

Tech

Resy Builds Up Its Events Business

1 month ago

Focusing on events allows Resy to leverage its exclusive, cool-kid restaurant partnerships in a smart way.

Chains

The Real Estate Strategy Behind Domino’s Effort to Improve Delivery Times

1 month ago

Fortressing is a smart way for Domino's to grow its store footprint and shorten delivery times, but at the same time it puts a lot of pressure on franchisees to find territory to build.

Food

Impossible Foods Debuts New ‘Meat’ Formula for White Castle at CES

1 month ago

The only thing that is interesting about White Castle right now is its collaboration with Impossible Foods.

Chains

Beer Is Officially a Big Part of Pizza Hut’s Delivery Strategy

1 month ago

The chain is the only pizza provider in the U.S. offering beer delivery. But how far can alcohol really take it?

Tech

The Future of Restaurant Payments Is Tied to Your Phone

1 month ago

Paying (and, in some cases, ordering ahead) via smartphone can drastically cut down wait times and improve efficiency and overall customer satisfaction in the dining room.

Chains

P.F. Chang’s Owner In Talks to Sell Asian-Themed Chain for $700 Million

1 month ago

There was a time when P.F. Chang's — both the brand and the food — just seemed wonderfully fresh. Anyone who has visited lately know that is no longer the case. And changing from one P.E. firm to another is not really the traditional way to reinvigorate a tired brand.

Independents

Building a Restaurant Group With More Than One Project at a Time

1 month ago

Chefs moving into hotel restaurants aren’t tying themselves to one huge company but instead wielding influence in a number of different places. Here’s how L.A.’s Casey Lane handles several projects simultaneously while keeping his own brand intact.

Food

Great Restaurants Probably Won’t Save UK Malls

1 month ago

The state of UK retail is only slightly weaker than that of the country's weak chain restaurant industry. Neither is going to save the other any time soon.

Operations

U.S. Restaurants and Bars Added 40,000 Jobs in December

2 months ago

While the number of added jobs continues to increase in the industry (which is a great sign of growth), longterm staff retention at restaurants is another obstacle to overcome.