Reporter's Notebook en Panda Express to give away chorks <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: After the chopstick–fork utensil went viral, Panda Express decided to give them away. But is it too late?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Service Marketing Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000 174511 at America: Meet the chork <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Utensil hybrid strikes a chord with the chopsticks impaired</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:08:00 +0000 174141 at Panda Express pays tribute to General Tso’s chicken <div class="node-body blog-body">Chain explores history of the dish in marketing campaign </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:24:00 +0000 173841 at Cava Mezze Grill raises employee pay <div class="node-body blog-body">CEO Brett Schulman says a happy team equals a happy business </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 173211 at Soon in test at Taco Bell: The Cheetos Burrito <div class="node-body blog-body">Taco Bell plans to test a Cheetos Burrito and is expected to roll out Naked Chicken Chalupa, with fried chicken as taco shell, next year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food Trends Quick Service News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:10:00 +0000 172871 at Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fast Casual Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:03:00 +0000 172521 at Tender Greens builds infrastructure for growth <div class="node-body blog-body">Heads of operations and development in newly created positions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fast Casual News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:03:00 +0000 168541 at Pizza Hut reprises Triple Treat Box for summer <div class="node-body blog-body">The pizza giant offers special package for two pizzas, breadsticks and cookie deal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Service Menu News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:12:00 +0000 168311 at Wall Street sees less negative sales ahead for Chipotle <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Wall Street analyst predicts sales improvement for Chipotle Mexican Grill in May, June</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sales Trends Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:02:00 +0000 167831 at When I met Sally, the Salad Robot <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Casabots displays new computerized salad maker at NRA Show</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 25 May 2016 18:29:00 +0000 167031 at Chipotle hired big-gun food-safety experts <div class="node-body blog-body">Report reveals Chipotle hired top food-safety experts as consultants and implies that small farms are being cut from chain's supplier family</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fast Casual Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 11 May 2016 19:51:00 +0000 165941 at Whataburger art contest comes through with flying colors <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Whataburger draws on adult coloring book trend for art contest</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Service Marketing Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 03 May 2016 18:29:00 +0000 165051 at Sonic offers a square deal on Instagram <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Drive-In operator to offer Instagram-tailored #SquareShakes in Coachella promotion</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Quick Service Marketing Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 162591 at Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fast Casual Marketing News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:45:00 +0000 162161 at Latest buzz: Beehives at Texas Roadhouse <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Casual-dining chain installs hives near Kentucky support center</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Casual Dining Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:47:00 +0000 161691 at