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Jul 18, 2014

Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school

Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business....More
Jul 01, 2014

Papa John's gets its kicks

Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'....More
Jun 18, 2014

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates....More
May 21, 2014

Paying it forward with training

Outside the minimum-wage debate, brands explore ways to drive sales by better training hourly workers....More
May 19, 2014

MenuMasters winners put best feet forward

A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees....More
May 12, 2014

West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High

Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West....More
Apr 29, 2014

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent....More
Mar 21, 2014

Oprah gets second billing?

Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?....More
Mar 21, 2014

Waging a different debate

In the clash between lawmakers, restaurateurs and protesters, a tiered minimum wage warrants investigation....More
Feb 10, 2014

Insights about the success of powerful industry execs

What futurist Daniel Burrus and Starbucks' Howard Schultz and Chipotle's Steve Ells have in common. Hint: ideas about how to spin commodity straw....More
Jan 27, 2014

Arby's deft punking at the Grammys

Arby's didn't just "get lucky" with its sharp tweet during Grammys broadcast....More
Jan 10, 2014

Answers out of reach?1

Does pulling marketing dollars from TV make sense for Red Lobster, Olive Garden?....More
Jan 03, 2014

The quantified selfie

Selfies aren't just for smart-phone-obsessed Millennials. Restaurants leverage them for effective marketing....More
Jan 02, 2014

The numbers behind Yum! Brands' newly combined U.S. and international divisions

Apart from the stated strategic pluses, Yum's combination of international and U.S. divisions may yield public relations advantages, as well....More
Dec 04, 2013

Fast-casual 800 Degrees is coming to pizza capital

Fast-casual pizza chain based in Los Angeles to make jump to New York....More

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