Sharon Baker

Satisfy cravings for convenience 
Tightfisted consumers increasingly are eating at home or picking up ready-to-eat meals from their local...
Rethink real estate options 
Over the past 11 years, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s president Nick Vojnovic built his family sports...
Become a port in the storm for neighbors in need of relief 
Dennis Byrd, owner of The Spot Restaurant & Tiki Bar, filled the restaurant’s cooler with...
Salad Days 
As many strive to eat light and healthy meals in summer’s sunshine, more restaurant patrons...
Buying the farm 
Eight 300-pound pigs were delivered to the kitchen cooler at The Little Nell Hotel in...
The NRN 50: Hitting close to home 
Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas went to a local meat purveyor last month to buy chicken...
The NRN 50: Counter culture 
Much like the “bottomless” cups of coffee at classic diners that dot highways and towns...
The NRN 50: Crowning achievement 
International Dairy Queen chief executive Chuck Mooty laughs when asked why, to some observers, half...
Operators say the kids are all right 
Revamping, revitalizing and re-energizing are the watchwords of family-dining establishments working to keep a vice-like...
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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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