Mike Dempsey

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New York’s Maialino aims to marry Roman dishes with local ingredients 
Nick Anderer might have just made his debut as an executive chef at Maialino, a...
Restaurant earnings: Beyond the numbers 
Financial results were mixed this week as a cross-section of restaurant companies reported fourth-quarter earnings....
McGrath’s Fish House files for Ch. 11 
SALEM Ore. McGrath’s Fish House Restaurants, owner of the namesake 20-unit casual-dining chain, has...
Analyst: BJ’s Restaurants ready for 2010 
HUNTINGTON BEACH Calif. An expectation of improved fourth-quarter same-store sales and earnings, as well...
Noodles & Company adds sandwiches 
BROOMFIELD Colo. Noodles & Company has added variety to its traditionally pasta-laden menu with three...
On the Menu: Bark Hot Dogs 
Josh Sharkey spent most of his formative culinary years working in fine-dining kitchens, cooking with...
Having words with Matt Haley, founder, Sodel Concepts 
When Matt Haley was in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in his 20s, he...
Dining makes an impression, so make sure to give the right one 
My wife and I recently moved from New York City to the suburbs of Long...
Phil Friedman 
Guiding a nascent restaurant chain from 30-odd units to nearly 300 and making it a...
Having words with Bob Hoffmeister, president and COO, Magarita’s Mexican Restaurants 
The recession hit much of the casual-dining segment particularly hard, but Bob Hoffmeister, president and...
Healthful rep, low cost help hummus hop into operators’ hearts 
Operators are embracing hummus as a way to add bold taste to menus and keep...
2009 Fine Dining Hall of Fame: Blue Ginger 
Blue Ginger’s celebrity chef-owner Ming Tsai is quick to share the credit for his restaurant’s...
Having words with Craig Culver, founder, Culver’s ButterBurgers and Frozen Custard 
Craig Culver, one of the founders of Culver’s ButterBurgers and Frozen Custard, is readying for...
Tale of two Mother’s Day meals shows impact of true hospitality 
I’ve long recognized the significance of service in the restaurant business, but never was its...
Inside-the-park home run: Citi Field fare batting 1.000, operators say 
The New York Mets got off to a rocky start before righting themselves this season,...

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Jun 29, 2015
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J. Alexander's officially withdraws its IPO

Blog: J. Alexander's has officially withdrawn its plan for an IPO, proving that some restaurant companies can't quite go that route....More
Jun 26, 2015
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Some companies still like running restaurants

Blog: Recent acquisitions of franchisees by Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's show that some brands still like running restaurants. Here's why....More

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