Reporter's Notebook http://nrn.com/blog/65421/feed en Ops snafus that most bug restaurant guests http://nrn.com/blog/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests <div class="node-body blog-body">What bugs restaurant guests the most? Dirty utensils, tables lead gripes in Consumer Reports survey</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/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:00 +0000 112001 at http://nrn.com Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school http://nrn.com/blog/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school <div class="node-body blog-body">Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business</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/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:04:00 +0000 111731 at http://nrn.com Papa John's gets its kicks http://nrn.com/blog/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks <div class="node-body blog-body">Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'</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/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:31:00 +0000 110071 at http://nrn.com Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates http://nrn.com/blog/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates <div class="node-body blog-body">Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates</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/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:24:00 +0000 108691 at http://nrn.com Paying it forward with training http://nrn.com/blog/paying-it-forward-training <div class="node-body blog-body">Outside the minimum-wage debate, brands explore ways to drive sales by better training hourly workers</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/paying-it-forward-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/paying-it-forward-training#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 21 May 2014 19:42:00 +0000 107071 at http://nrn.com MenuMasters winners put best feet forward http://nrn.com/blog/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward <div class="node-body blog-body">A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees</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/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 19 May 2014 20:59:00 +0000 106901 at http://nrn.com West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High http://nrn.com/blog/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high <div class="node-body blog-body">Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West Coast and beyond.</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/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 12 May 2014 23:38:00 +0000 106401 at http://nrn.com Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote http://nrn.com/blog/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote <div class="node-body blog-body">Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent</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/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 105321 at http://nrn.com Oprah gets second billing? http://nrn.com/blog/oprah-gets-second-billing <div class="node-body blog-body">Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?</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/oprah-gets-second-billing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/oprah-gets-second-billing#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 102681 at http://nrn.com Waging a different debate http://nrn.com/blog/waging-different-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">In the clash between lawmakers, restaurateurs and protesters, a tiered minimum wage warrants investigation</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/waging-different-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/waging-different-debate#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:46:00 +0000 102591 at http://nrn.com Insights about the success of powerful industry execs http://nrn.com/blog/insights-about-success-powerful-industry-execs <div class="node-body blog-body">What futurist Daniel Burrus and Starbucks' Howard Schultz and Chipotle's Steve Ells have in common. Hint: ideas about how to spin commodity straw into business gold.</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/insights-about-success-powerful-industry-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/insights-about-success-powerful-industry-execs#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:25:00 +0000 98681 at http://nrn.com Arby's deft punking at the Grammys http://nrn.com/blog/arbys-deft-punking-grammys <div class="node-body blog-body">Arby's didn't just "get lucky" with its sharp tweet during Grammys broadcast</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/arbys-deft-punking-grammys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/arbys-deft-punking-grammys#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:16:00 +0000 98581 at http://nrn.com Answers out of reach? http://nrn.com/blog/answers-out-reach <div class="node-body blog-body">Does pulling marketing dollars from TV make sense for Red Lobster, Olive Garden?</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/answers-out-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/answers-out-reach#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:58:00 +0000 97331 at http://nrn.com The quantified selfie http://nrn.com/blog/quantified-selfie <div class="node-body blog-body">Selfies aren't just for smart-phone-obsessed Millennials. Restaurants leverage them for effective marketing.</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/quantified-selfie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/quantified-selfie#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:23:00 +0000 96821 at http://nrn.com The numbers behind Yum! Brands' newly combined U.S. and international divisions http://nrn.com/blog/numbers-behind-yum-brands-newly-combined-us-and-international-divisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Apart from the stated strategic pluses, Yum's combination of international and U.S. divisions may yield public relations advantages, as well.</p></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/numbers-behind-yum-brands-newly-combined-us-and-international-divisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/numbers-behind-yum-brands-newly-combined-us-and-international-divisions#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:29:00 +0000 96741 at http://nrn.com