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Jul 13, 2013

Brands toss #Sharknado chum into social-media sea

"Sharknado" sends social media into feeding frenzy, and restaurant brands stand ready to draw Tweeters into their net....More
Jul 11, 2013

These Changing Times: Pizza Hut prepares for England's royal birth

Pizza Hut prepares for England's impending royal birth with an expectant offer of its own....More
Jul 02, 2013

The art of coffee, coffee shops and Tweeting

This concept Amsterdam Starbucks, complete with reclaimed woods and local art, appeals to the senses and some heavy-duty social-media sensibilities....More
Jun 27, 2013

Panda puts it to a vote

Quick-service chain answers outcry over brown fried rice with an in-store referendum, tracking sales of white versus brown, with the winner staying....More
Jun 17, 2013

Outback Debuted LTO Steak Flights Via Google Hangout. Why?

When Outback launched its limited-time offer steak flights and cake pops in May, they did so through a burgeoning social-media channel: Google....More
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 ramen

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

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