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Chang's China Bistro Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:25:00 +0000 156471 at http://nrn.com McDonald's to fix menu item cheesing off customers http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonald-s-works-fix-item-s-cheesed-patrons <div class="node-body blog-body">McDonald's works to fix cheese-less mozzarella sticks at some locations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonald-s-works-fix-item-s-cheesed-patrons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonald-s-works-fix-item-s-cheesed-patrons#comments Food Trends Quick Service McDonald's Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:06:00 +0000 155471 at http://nrn.com Burger King Miss Universe tweet is a crowning achievement http://nrn.com/blog/bk-tweet-crowning-achievement-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Burger King posts a crowning-achievement tweet in Miss Universe flub</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/bk-tweet-crowning-achievement-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/bk-tweet-crowning-achievement-0#comments Marketing Burger King Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:22:00 +0000 151981 at http://nrn.com Experts unimpressed with Chipotle's crisis management http://nrn.com/blog/experts-unimpressed-chipotles-crisis-management <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells makes first televised apology</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/experts-unimpressed-chipotles-crisis-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/experts-unimpressed-chipotles-crisis-management#comments Fast Casual Chipotle Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:21:00 +0000 151221 at http://nrn.com Restaurant brands come bearing gifted packaging http://nrn.com/blog/restaurant-brands-come-bearing-gifted-packaging <div class="node-body blog-body">Brands ranging from KFC to Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts offer special holiday packaging</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/restaurant-brands-come-bearing-gifted-packaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/restaurant-brands-come-bearing-gifted-packaging#comments Marketing Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:47:00 +0000 151141 at http://nrn.com One stands as the No. 1 fastest-growing party size, OpenTable finds http://nrn.com/blog/one-stands-no-1-fastest-growing-party-size-opentable-finds <div class="node-body blog-body">Analysis shows reservations for solo diners increased 62% in past 2 years</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/one-stands-no-1-fastest-growing-party-size-opentable-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/one-stands-no-1-fastest-growing-party-size-opentable-finds#comments Latest Headlines Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:04:00 +0000 148891 at http://nrn.com 5 tech innovations changing the restaurant business http://nrn.com/blog/5-tech-innovations-changing-restaurant-business <div class="node-body blog-body">What’s next: Telepresence robots, cognitive computing, delivery by drone and more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/5-tech-innovations-changing-restaurant-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/5-tech-innovations-changing-restaurant-business#comments Technology Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:52:00 +0000 148351 at http://nrn.com New Pizza Hut uniforms suit crew to a T http://nrn.com/blog/new-pizza-hut-uniforms-suit-crew-t <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Pizza Hut changes crew uniforms with input from team</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/new-pizza-hut-uniforms-suit-crew-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/new-pizza-hut-uniforms-suit-crew-t#comments Operations Pizza Hut Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:38:00 +0000 147251 at http://nrn.com <p>How the Pizza Hut crew uniform has changed through the years. 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