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Apr 01, 2016

Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the term 'better burger'?2

Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill's attempt to trademark the term "better burger" could be a challenge, regardless of any new concept that may follow....More
Mar 29, 2016

Latest buzz: Beehives at Texas Roadhouse

Blog: Casual-dining chain installs hives near Kentucky support center....More
Mar 24, 2016

Howard Schultz: A vocal presidential non-candidate1

Blog: The chairman and CEO has said he is not running for president, but he sure sounds like it....More
Mar 23, 2016

Hospitality turnover rose to 72.1% in 20152

Blog: Restaurant and accommodations sector saw fifth consecutive year of increases, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports....More
Mar 15, 2016

Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out Burger: Let the comparisons begin1

Blog: New York chain opens first of three Los Angeles restaurants....More
Mar 11, 2016

Restaurants serve up a slice of Pi Day

Blog: Brands from Pizza Hut to Bojangles' give 3/14/16 special promotional consideration this year....More
Mar 03, 2016

As internships go, World of Beer taps a top-notch offer

World of Beer offers three paid internships for social-savvy brew fans....More
Feb 24, 2016

Burger King ignites a dog fight1

Burger King's hot dog debut ignites a wiener war with 7-Eleven, Checkers & Rally's and Wienerschnitzel....More
Feb 22, 2016

Will Starbucks loyalty changes benefit Dunkin' Donuts?1

Blog: One Wall Street analyst contends Dunkin' Donuts will steal Starbucks' lower-spending loyalty club members....More
Feb 16, 2016

How restaurants can ride the celebrity wave

Pop culture mentions can boost a brand's profile, from Cinnabon to In-N-Out....More
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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

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