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 Whataburger art contest comes through with flying colors http://nrn.com/blog/whataburger-art-contest-comes-through-flying-colors <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Whataburger draws on adult coloring book trend for art contest</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/whataburger-art-contest-comes-through-flying-colors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/whataburger-art-contest-comes-through-flying-colors#comments Marketing Quick Service Whataburger Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 03 May 2016 18:29:00 +0000 165051 at http://nrn.com Sonic offers a square deal on Instagram http://nrn.com/blog/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Drive-In operator to offer Instagram-tailored #SquareShakes in Coachella promotion</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/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram#comments Social Media Sonic Drive-In Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 162591 at http://nrn.com Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the term 'better burger'? http://nrn.com/blog/should-chipotle-mexican-grill-own-term-better-burger <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill's attempt to trademark the term "better burger" could be a challenge, regardless of any new concept that may follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a 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Notebook Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:47:00 +0000 161691 at http://nrn.com Howard Schultz: A vocal presidential non-candidate http://nrn.com/blog/howard-schultz-vocal-presidential-non-candidate <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: The chairman and CEO has said he is not running for president, but he sure sounds like it</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/howard-schultz-vocal-presidential-non-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/howard-schultz-vocal-presidential-non-candidate#comments Government Opinions People Starbucks Coffee Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0000 161381 at http://nrn.com Hospitality turnover rose to 72.1% in 2015 http://nrn.com/blog/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Restaurant and accommodations sector saw fifth consecutive year of increases, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports</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/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015#comments H.R. & Training Latest Headlines Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:32:00 +0000 161291 at http://nrn.com Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out Burger: Let the comparisons begin http://nrn.com/blog/shake-shack-vs-n-out-burger-let-comparisons-begin <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: New York chain opens first of three Los Angeles restaurants</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-vs-n-out-burger-let-comparisons-begin" target="_blank">read 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class="node-body blog-body">World of Beer offers three paid internships for social-savvy brew fans.</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/internships-go-world-beer-taps-top-notch-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/internships-go-world-beer-taps-top-notch-offer#comments Latest Headlines Operations People Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:18:00 +0000 159861 at http://nrn.com Burger King ignites a dog fight http://nrn.com/blog/burger-king-ignites-dog-fight <div class="node-body blog-body">Burger King's hot dog debut ignites a wiener war with 7-Eleven, Checkers & Rally's and Wienerschnitzel</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 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