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Jun 10, 2013

In-store hydroponics: an idea that seems to be growing

In-house hydroponic greens is an idea that's growing....More
Jun 10, 2013

Wrangling over ramen1

Former culinary director sues Chipotle over potential ramen concept. If not Chipotle, who will become the first to create a fast-casual ramen chain?....More
Jun 07, 2013

Urban Foraging and Oysters: Lessons from the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

There's a whole lot more to Southern cooking than fried chicken....More
May 20, 2013

A Newbie's Take on the NRA Show

The restaurant industry is fascinating and complex. Just walking through the NRA show floor proves it....More
May 17, 2013

Blazing a trail with Breadcrumb?

Groupon pitches Breadcrumb POS app for tablets as ordering and payment solution of the future. Will chain restaurants go along?....More
May 14, 2013

Green Burrito introduces San Diego Burrito

San Diego trend of burritos stuffed with French fries hits Carl's Jr./Green Burrito co-branded locations....More
May 07, 2013

The strongest Yard

Speaking at the Robert W. Baird Growth Stock Conference, Darden chief Clarence Otis touts Yard House's long-term potential for driving Specialty....More
May 02, 2013

Finding answers for mobile search

New studies from SinglePlatform and Google show restaurants are some of the most-searched businesses on smart-phone browsers and apps, clarifying....More
Apr 26, 2013

Pizza Hut, Xbox partner for game-based order app

  Couch potatoes could rejoice this week when Pizza Hut announced a new partnership with Microsoft for an ordering app that lets game....More
Apr 24, 2013

Targeting Consumers With Mobile Apps

Smart restaurants are using mobile apps to target their consumers on the go....More
Apr 22, 2013

Tough-luck clucks in China

Like market leader KFC, McDonald's first-quarter same-store sales slipped in China, but its non-chicken offerings could spell relief faster for the....More
Apr 12, 2013

Ex-CEO of Applebee's signs on to fast-casual Pie Five

Dave Goebel, former CEO and president of Applebee's, signs on to develop fast-casual Pie Fine in Kansas City area....More
Apr 10, 2013

Oh no-no they didn't!

Domino's Pizza may be the first restaurant to take a swing at real-time social-media marketing with the DomiNoNo pan pizza giveaway....More
Apr 02, 2013

Domino's dishes out a spoiler

Little Caesars introduced Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza with signature convenience and value, but Domino's might have already won the quality message with....More
Mar 27, 2013

Darden Emphasizes Specialty Restaurant Group in 3Q Earnings

In a smart move, Darden is shifting more focus to its successful Specialty Restaurant Group, hoping to inform marketing decisions at its three....More

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