Reporter's Notebook http://nrn.com/blog/65421/feed Reporter's Notebook is NRN's newsroom blog, where our editors give their points of view on news happening in the restaurant business. en 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 Fast-casual 800 Degrees is coming to pizza capital http://nrn.com/blog/fast-casual-800-degrees-coming-pizza-capital <div class="node-body blog-body">Fast-casual pizza chain based in Los Angeles to make jump to New York</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/fast-casual-800-degrees-coming-pizza-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/fast-casual-800-degrees-coming-pizza-capital#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:52:00 +0000 95291 at http://nrn.com BK's Big King is not the A-bomb http://nrn.com/blog/bks-big-king-not-bomb <div class="node-body blog-body">Burger King might go after McDonald's sandwiches, but other menus have real game changers</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/bks-big-king-not-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/bks-big-king-not-bomb#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:12:00 +0000 94991 at http://nrn.com Giving Thanksgiving home cooks a break http://nrn.com/blog/giving-thanksgiving-home-cooks-break <div class="node-body blog-body">Pizza Hut offers Thanksgiving Eve cooks relief via social media.</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/giving-thanksgiving-home-cooks-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/giving-thanksgiving-home-cooks-break#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:20:00 +0000 94971 at http://nrn.com