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 Facing a 'war on talent,' Wendy's looks to technology http://nrn.com/blog/facing-war-talent-wendys-looks-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Rising labor costs bringing about much-needed efficiency efforts</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/facing-war-talent-wendys-looks-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/facing-war-talent-wendys-looks-technology#comments Corporate News Markets Technology Wendy's Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:50:00 +0000 141451 at http://nrn.com Why is Chanticleer Holdings buying up burger concepts? http://nrn.com/blog/why-chanticleer-holdings-buying-burger-concepts <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Why does Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a Hooters operator, keep buying up small burger concepts?</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/why-chanticleer-holdings-buying-burger-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/why-chanticleer-holdings-buying-burger-concepts#comments Fast Casual Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:05:00 +0000 141241 at http://nrn.com <p><em>Photo: Thinkstock</em></p> Yes, $15 an hour would raise prices http://nrn.com/blog/yes-15-hour-would-raise-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Purdue study says $15 fast-food wages would generate at least 4.3-percent price hike</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/yes-15-hour-would-raise-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/yes-15-hour-would-raise-prices#comments Corporate News Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:16:00 +0000 141091 at http://nrn.com Famous Dave's gets an interesting new director http://nrn.com/blog/famous-daves-gets-interesting-new-director <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Famous Dave's named Anand Gala — a franchisee — to its board of directors</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/famous-daves-gets-interesting-new-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/famous-daves-gets-interesting-new-director#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:26:00 +0000 140791 at http://nrn.com McDonald's isn't just losing business to restaurants http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonalds-isnt-just-losing-business-restaurants <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Grocery stores like Kroger are taking a lot of business from the Golden Arches</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/mcdonalds-isnt-just-losing-business-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonalds-isnt-just-losing-business-restaurants#comments Same-store sales Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:18:00 +0000 140701 at http://nrn.com Chipotle Mexican Grill: An alternative view on loyalty http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-mexican-grill-alternative-view-loyalty <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill takes a pass on formal loyalty programs.</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/chipotle-mexican-grill-alternative-view-loyalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-mexican-grill-alternative-view-loyalty#comments Chipotle Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:08:00 +0000 140651 at http://nrn.com Could Del Frisco's go private? http://nrn.com/blog/could-del-friscos-go-private <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: A steep, 17 percent decline in its stock price has fueled speculation that Del Frisco's could go private.</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/could-del-friscos-go-private" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/could-del-friscos-go-private#comments Casual Dining Corporate News Markets Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:57:00 +0000 140561 at http://nrn.com The most underappreciated growth restaurant in the country http://nrn.com/blog/most-underappreciated-growth-restaurant-country <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: This pizza chain has quietly grabbed a ton of market share over the past few 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/most-underappreciated-growth-restaurant-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/most-underappreciated-growth-restaurant-country#comments Corporate News Markets Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:52:00 +0000 140241 at http://nrn.com Shake Shack files for a secondary offering http://nrn.com/blog/shake-shack-files-secondary-offering <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Some big Shake Shack shareholders are selling shares in a secondary offering announced Monday.</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/shake-shack-files-secondary-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/shake-shack-files-secondary-offering#comments Markets Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:02:00 +0000 140161 at http://nrn.com McDonald's walks a tightrope http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonalds-walks-narrow-tightrope <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: McDonald’s finds itself balancing the needs of franchisees and shareholders. It’s not easy.</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/mcdonalds-walks-narrow-tightrope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/mcdonalds-walks-narrow-tightrope#comments Franchising Corporate News Quick Service McDonald's Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:40:00 +0000 140091 at http://nrn.com