Jim Scarpa

Self-serve wine and beer sells at New Orleans restaurant 
SoBou's food and drink split is 50-50
Anatomy of a Gourmet Burger 
The gourmet hamburger craze has arguably covered more ground than any other food trend of recent years.
The Fine Dining Burger 
Combining the mass popularity of the hamburger with the allure of gourmet ingredients, the upscale burger is being welcomed into many high-end restaurants.
Restaurants, bars putting canned beer back on the menu 
A growing number of operators are aiming to change the perception of beer in cans.
Hot dog upstart aims for kitchen simplicity in a tight space 
Beckoning to prospective franchisees with little or no restaurant experience, the fledgling Franktitude gourmet hot...
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Apr 23, 2015

McDonald's performance is worse than you think 1

McDonald's U.S. same-store sales fell 2.6 percent in the first quarter. But factor out breakfast, and the number is worse....More
Apr 23, 2015

Fertitta plans 10-acre Houston development, 1st Mastro’s in Texas

The development will combine a luxury hotel with offices and residential and retail offerings....More

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