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Feb 03, 2016

P.F. Chang’s amps up Chinese New Year promos

Donations will be made from special menu items and social-media postings....More
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Jan 28, 2016

McDonald's to fix menu item cheesing off customers

McDonald's works to fix cheese-less mozzarella sticks at some locations....More
Dec 22, 2015

Burger King Miss Universe tweet is a crowning achievement

Blog: Burger King posts a crowning-achievement tweet in Miss Universe flub....More
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Dec 10, 2015

Experts unimpressed with Chipotle's crisis management4

Blog: Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells makes first televised apology....More
Dec 09, 2015

Restaurant brands come bearing gifted packaging

Brands ranging from KFC to Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts offer special holiday packaging....More
Nov 09, 2015

One stands as the No. 1 fastest-growing party size, OpenTable finds

Analysis shows reservations for solo diners increased 62% in past 2 years....More
Nov 04, 2015

5 tech innovations changing the restaurant business

What’s next: Telepresence robots, cognitive computing, delivery by drone and more....More
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Oct 26, 2015

New Pizza Hut uniforms suit crew to a T

Blog: Pizza Hut changes crew uniforms with input from team....More
Sep 25, 2015

Fast-casual Pizza Tour part II

Pie Five gains momentum as RAVE sets sights on acquisition....More
Sep 16, 2015

A tour of fast-casual pizza in LA1

Visiting six fast-casual pizza concepts in one day in Los Angeles offers insight into the players competing for national domination....More
Sep 04, 2015

Dine Out shines spotlight on generosity

Blog: Dine Out for No Kid Hungry helps power Share Our Strength toward goal of ending childhood hunger....More
Aug 06, 2015

Facing a 'war on talent,' Wendy's looks to technology2

Blog: Rising labor costs bringing about much-needed efficiency efforts....More
Aug 04, 2015

Why is Chanticleer Holdings buying up burger concepts?

Blog: Why does Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a Hooters operator, keep buying up small burger concepts?....More
Jul 31, 2015

Yes, $15 an hour would raise prices3

Blog: Purdue study says $15 fast-food wages would generate at least 4.3-percent price hike....More
Jul 28, 2015

Famous Dave's gets an interesting new director

Blog: Famous Dave's named Anand Gala — a franchisee — to its board of directors....More

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