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 Three things chains need before an IPO http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo <div class="node-body blog-body">Three recommendations from an IPO expert on what investors are looking for in growth restaurant chains that go public. </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/three-things-chains-need-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo#comments Corporate Markets Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:45:00 +0000 118241 at http://nrn.com Here's a big reason McDonald's is losing share http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share <div class="node-body blog-body">Chick-fil-A has taken market share from McDonald's thanks to its success with families.</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/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0000 118131 at http://nrn.com Bill Simon returns to Darden's board http://nrn.com/blog/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board <div class="node-body blog-body">Darden’s newest board member is an old board member</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/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board#comments Casual Dining Corporate People Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 118041 at http://nrn.com Yum completes Banh Shop sign, logo change http://nrn.com/blog/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change <div class="node-body blog-body">Yum replaces sign, logos after controversy at emerging Banh Shop concept</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/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:27:00 +0000 117751 at http://nrn.com 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