M. Sharon Baker

M.
Sharon Baker
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Breakout Brands: Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 
The fast-casual Mediterranean chain is eyeing franchise expansion
Breakout Brands: Blue Lemon 
The Highland, Utah-based concept serves fresh food with a healthful twist.
Breakout Brands: Bagger Dave's Legendary Burger Tavern 
The concept entered the better-burger fray six years ago and won over guests by inviting them to customize their own burger.
Uchi exterior
Fine Dining awards: Uchi 
Tyson Cole puts a fresh spin on Japanese cuisine at Uchi in Austin, Texas
Fine Dining awards: Lumière 
Restaurant highlights total experience with simple cooking style, local ingredients
Growth Chains: MOD Pizza 
Seattle-based concept brings Chipotle assembly model to pizza segment.
Growth Chains: Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 
Family recipe becomes sales driver at national better-burger chain.
MenuMasters 2012: Quaker Steak & Lube 
Cocktail, sandwich promo generates excitement for wing chain
Growth Chains: Tom Douglas Restaurants 
Chef-restaurateur Tom Douglas didn’t plan to double his restaurant holdings or open five new downtown Seattle operations in the span of two months.

NRN 50: Home advantage 
Local sourcing helps operators score points with green-focused customers
NRN 50: Less is more 
Small plates, prices satisfy consumers’ economic appetites
Operators offer holiday catering tailored to post-recession tastes 
Healthful items, ethnic influences and lower price points are reshaping catering menus as restaurateurs gear up for the crucial holiday season in an increasingly crowded field.
Unintended consequences 
A groundbreaking ban on disposable packaging in Seattle has several restaurant operators confirming that it is not always easy being green.

Canlis - Seattle 
In Seattle, where superior customer service is synonymous with Nordstrom, five-star hospitality belongs to Canlis....
UNDER THE TOQUE: Traunfeld tills fresh soil at new Seattle eatery 
Many in the Seattle restaurant world were stunned last fall upon hearing that chef Jerry...
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