Catherine Cobb

Articles by Catherine Cobb
Having Words With Jeff Levine Founder, President And Director, Salad Creations 
Jeff Levine founded Margate, Fla.-based Salad Creations in 2003. The 50-unit franchise company is a...
C-stores pursue sales gains with fresh, value-driven food offerings 
Convenience stores are aggressively pursuing fast-food dollars with more freshly prepared foods and pastries, refrigerated...
Having Words With Clay Conley Executive Chef Azul At The Mandarin Oriental, Miami 
Clay Conley began working in the restaurant business, washing dishes at a local restaurant near...
Legal trouble, executive turnover reign at retooled, revamped Raving Brands 
Following a major management overhaul, multi-chain franchisor Raving Brands is looking to put its legal...
Perceived portion stinting, new fees peeve budget-wary patrons 
As restaurateurs nationwide search for ways to reduce costs in today’s inflationary environment, some are...
QSR chains link full-service tests to improved guest perceptions 
A growing number of quick-service and fast-casual operators, looking to push guest counts up, are...
What’S Hot In: Tampa Bay Area 
Beak’s Old Florida...
Slipping traffic plus lower checks add up to dwindling tips for servers 
Shawna Herrick, a server for the past seven years at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill &...
Burger King relents, agrees to extra penny-per-pound payment to aid Fla. tomato pickers 
After a lengthy and often-heated dispute with a farm workers advocacy group, Burger King last...
Industry acts to blunt effect of fuel surcharges 
Already feeling the pain of escalating food, labor and other costs, operators now are struggling...
Fine Dining Legend Award Recipient: Pano Karatassos 
There are few people in Atlanta or the restaurant industry who haven’t heard of Pano...
Chains in the Southeast pull out all stops to drive traffic 
Because extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, some operators in the Southeast are straying from...
What’s Hot In: Greenville, S.C. 
American Grocery Restaurant...
Arby’s parent Triarc to acquire Wendy’s in $2.34B stock swap 
The pending acquisition of Wendy’s International Inc. by Arby’s parent Triarc Cos. could be just...
Indies, chains broaden reach to guests with online videos 
A growing number of operators are producing short videos for the Internet in an effort...
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