Catherine Cobb

Articles by Catherine Cobb
What’s Hot: Sarasota/Manatee, Fla. 
Big Sugar Restaurant & Rum Bar...
Despite unhealthy reputation, influence of Southern cuisine expands 
Southern food is jumping geographical boundaries as it grows in popularity, and a panel discussion...
Corporate chefs advise peers to try going green 
While restaurants might strive to be environmentally friendly, food trends experts acknowledged that logistics and...
Breakfast panel: Guests want bolder flavors at morning meal 
Breakfast is the fastest-growing major daypart, and experts say there’s still room for growth....
Oshman: Green restaurants can save more than the planet 
Michael Oshman, founder and executive director of the Green Restaurant Association, says educating “consumers and...
Having Words With Nick Kapioltas Owner, Cody’s Original Roadhouse 
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Nick Kapioltas owned 14 Brown Derby restaurants in the...
It’s sad to see the Sun go down, but at least offbeat food writing still lives on 
When a newspaper’s name is a heavenly body, it’s so easy to make puns about...
2008 Golden Chain: David T. Pickens 
Several years ago industry veteran David Pickens was demonstrating to a group of Darden Restaurants...
Persistent chains plan growth in spite of economic troubles 
Although the slowed economy has many operators shuttering units, a handful of Southeastern chains are...
Entrepreneurs bring crêpe-focused restaurant concepts into the fold 
Crêpes are selling like, well, hot-cakes, according to a new wave of purveyors who are...
Entrepreneurs bring crêpe-focused restaurant concepts into the fold 
Crêpes are selling like, well, hot-cakes, according to a new wave of purveyors who are...
Florida operators face foreclosure fallout 
When the rent was jacked up at Beatrice Arredondo’s Havana Dreams restaurant in Doral, Fla.,...
Despite kids’ menu upgrades, critics still slam QSR fit fare 
With products like Fresh Apple Fries, low-fat milk and macaroni and cheese, Burger King Corp....
Midsize operators team up for purchasing power 
As the economy continues to wither and commodity costs remain sky high, operators looking to...
Florida’s faltering economy burns chains, forces statewide wave of unit closures 
Pummeled by rising costs and falling sales, restaurant companies are shuttering units in Florida as...
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