Steve Coomes

Applebee's club culture 
Chain steps up foray into late night.
Top of mind: Guests on edge 
The Consumer Confidence Index was lowest since Nov. 2011
Top of mind: Crops in crisis 
Protein costs could go sky high
Hot Concepts 2012: Pie Five Pizza Co. 
Quick customization is the core of this fast-casual concept
Del Frisco's Grille
Hot Concepts 2012: Del Frisco's Grille 
Company parlays fine-dining steakhouse into affordable concept
Growth Chains: Saul Good Restaurant & Pub 
Sports-bar concept appeals to female consumers with decor, service.
Smooth operators 
Chains share their tips for improving speed, site selection and sales.
Retail vet gets second wind in restaurants 
86-year-old businessman hits his stride with 20-year career at Subway
A new voice for the pizza segment 
Restaurants form coalition to address menu-labeling challenges
MenuMasters 2012: José Garces 
Chef-restaurateur is this year's Hall of Fame inductee
Under the Toque: Cary Neff 
Health-food pioneer brings flavorful cuisine to contract foodservice.
Under the Toque: Tony Gemignani 
Pizza-tossing champ cashes in with restaurants, cooking school.
Special Report: Consumer confidence 
Diners remain cautious even as economic indicators trend up
The game changers: ShopHouse 
Business pedigree, development capital make Chipotle spinoff one to watch.
Roz Mallet's new vistas at the NRA 
PhaseNext Hospitality CEO readies to lead NRA board
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May 25, 2015

Shake Shack just had a spectacular week

Shake Shack is up more than 40 percent since May 14, and now has a valuation rivaling big restaurant chains....More
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A toast to juice as mixers

Juice bar concepts see an opportunity with more-healthful mixers for home mixologists....More

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