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Cost-cutting tactics help resourceful indies preserve profits 
Faced with escalating costs for everything from food to utilities to delivery surcharges, independent and...
Bakery-cafe chains turn up the heat on dinner, catering 
Bakery-cafes, stung in the past year by steep wheat commodity inflation, are finding silver linings...
Having Words With Marc Schulman President, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company 
Marc Schulman has not forgotten his formative years growing up in the restaurant owned by...
On the Menu: CityVu Bistro 
The contemporary flair of the food at CityVu Bistro seems right at home amid the...
Late-night Hub 51 not just a summer job for Melman sons 
Until they decided to open their own place, R.J. and Jerrod Melman used to see...
Latest Midwest recession spurs restaurateurs to revamp tactics 
Third in a weekly series of reports on operators’ survival tactics in market areas that...
Meals on Wheels 
As Americans become more obsessed with convenience and saving time, many use drive-thrus more regularly...
Food fans can vacation vicariously this summer by dining at local destinations 
As someone who loves to travel, I dream of getaways to other continents with breathtaking...
Having Words With Robert Kemper Managing Director And President, Toast Hotel Group 
Robert Kemper is managing director and president of the family-owned Harbor Grand and Marina Grand...
Regional coffeehouses brew expansion plans 
Looking to benefit from Starbucks ’ tribulations, smaller specialty coffee chains are continuing to grow...
What’s Hot In: Wichita, Kan. 
Bubba’s Nekked BBQ...
Profit surge by Buffalo Wild Wings shows strength in sports bars 
Hard economic times haven’t weakened the strengths of at least one restaurant sector—casual-dining restaurants with...
McD: Food inflation may burst bubble of popular Dollar Menu 
McDonald’s, despite sales volumes and product procurement clout that are unmatched among chain restaurants, has...
Sandwich players’ latest promotions pitch value, health, loyalty 
Value has been on the minds of the Second 100’s sandwich players more than usual...
Breakfast champions keep lid on morning market with meals to go 
Family chains are defending their traditional strengths in the breakfast daypart more aggressively by making...
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