Tag: international

People

How Italy’s Pietro Leemann Elevated Vegetarian Cuisine — Thirty Years and Counting

4 weeks ago

Imagine pioneering elevated vegetarian cuisine thirty years ago in a fine dining restaurant in Italy. It took a few years to take off, but chef Pietro Leeman hasn't looked back since — nary a noodle or tomato in sight.

Chains

Freddy’s Prepares to Open Its First International Outpost in Dubai

1 month ago

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers serves an Americana-style experience and menu of burgers, fries and frozen treats, and it will bring its brand overseas for the first time, to Dubai. It’s a path that has become familiar for a number of U.S.-based chains.

Chains

New York’s Melt Shop Fills the Fast Casual Void in Kuwait

1 month ago

Melt Shop only opened its first international restaurant, in Kuwait, in January, and already debuted a second location there in April. CEO Spencer Rubin discussed what it takes for a budding chain to make an overseas debut.

Independents

Amass Chef Explains How to Hit the Money Spot With a Zero-Waste Restaurant

2 months ago

Zero-waste is the food world’s latest favorite catchphrase, but only a few restaurateurs are turning the trend into sustainable profits.

Food

Michelin Brings Attention to Under-the-Radar Japanese Cuisine

2 months ago

Restaurateurs have been having a hard time attracting tourists to the Tohoku region of Japan, but Michelin's new spotlight on Tohoku's samurai cuisine is helping to change that.

Chains

Taco Bell Says Australian Success Is Going to Drive ‘Explosive Growth’

3 months ago

We are not going to hate on Taco Bell's global ambitions, but we will point out that it's a long way from being a novelty hit with beer and margaritas to the type of growth it was once used to in the U.S.

Food

Why Global Restaurant Chains Embrace (Some) Local Flavors

3 months ago

Menu development is a painstaking process. When U.S. chains develop menu items for overseas locations, they must be even more conscious of striking a balance between brand consistency and familiar local flavors.

Chains

Top McDonald’s Franchisee Sees Sales Lift With Order Kiosks

3 months ago

The ability to customize orders via touchscreen has lead to a sales increase of up to 15 percent at stores in Brazil. That's seriously promising, especially in a tough market.

Independents

These Are the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia, According to 50 Best

3 months ago

Like Michelin, 50 Best has glaring blind spots that ironically shine a spotlight on the limitations of lists like this.

Chains

UK Restaurant Industry Has Cooled After Years of Expansion

3 months ago

The UK industry's growth happened too quickly, but it was still a hotbed of creativity at the mid-scale level, with ambitious chains investing in quality ingredients, innovative menus, and smart technology. We hope that doesn't come to an end.

Chains

For U.S. Restaurants, Expansion Abroad Means Adapt and Adjust

3 months ago

Expanding abroad is a big step for any restaurant, but they have to to tweak details from portion sizes to design in order to satisfy local customers.

Chains

California-Based Blaze Pizza Chain Will Expand Internationally

4 months ago

Not sure I understand how the fast casual pizza market differs from the pizza market, but it seems to be working out well for this chain.