Steve Coomes

Chinese KFC, UPI/Newscom
Chains tap China's profit potential 
U.S. concepts like KFC, McDonald's, Subway and Starbucks are capitalizing on China's enormous population and sales potential.
Fast-casual operators gauge value of table service  1
Chains such as McAlister's Deli and Larkburger weigh cost versus customer satisfaction
MenuMasters 2013: Noodles & Company 
Fast-casual chain finds success with Slow Braised, Naturally Raised Pork
MenuMasters 2013: José Andrés 
The always-ideating chef prioritizes philanthropy, sustainability
MenuMasters 2013: Taco Bell 
Record-breaking Doritos Locos Tacos breathe new life into the quick-service chain
Asian BBQ Pork Belly Nachos
MenuMasters 2013: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants 
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants are being honored for their trendsetting Asian BBQ Pork Belly Nachos
Chains profit from new catering demand  1
A number of fast-casual and casual-dining chains are getting a boost from increased catering sales
Operators manage labor costs with tech tools  2
Quaker Steak & Lube, Pancheros see benefits of POS-based scheduling software
Research: Healthful food gets profitable 
A new study has found that restaurants offering more healthful foods are performing better
Phil Greer of Greer Companies
Profile: Multiunit Cheddar's operator Phil Greer 
Franchisee Phil Greer of Greer Companies has translated his diverse background into a successful restaurant career.
Ahi Tuna Burger at Umami Burger
Breakout Brands: Umami Burger 
Adam Fleischman's fast-casual Umami Burger features a higher price point and more premium ingredients than its better-burger peers.
Breakout Brands: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill 
Broad menu, scratch preparations help Cafe Rio stand out from the fast-casual pack.
Breakout Brands: Brick House Tavern + Tap 
Officials at the casual-dining concept said the 15-unit chain aims to put an innovative spin on the gastropub category.
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Operators look at next steps on health reform 
As burdens of PPACA become clearer, restaurants contemplate the way forward
Operators keeping quiet on polarizing political issues 
High-stakes election leaves many publicly silent.

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