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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
Nov 27, 2013

BK's Big King is not the A-bomb

Burger King might go after McDonald's sandwiches, but other menus have real game changers....More
Nov 26, 2013

Giving Thanksgiving home cooks a break

Pizza Hut offers Thanksgiving Eve cooks relief via social media....More
Oct 25, 2013

Chili's surpasses $50 million goal in fund-raising

Chili's passes $50 million fund-raising goal for St. Jude two years earlier than hoped....More
Sep 25, 2013

Bread Zeppelin elevates innovation

Bread Zeppelin offers bright idea of custom chopped salads in hand-held hollowed-out baguettes....More
Sep 23, 2013

What they didn't tell you about McDonald's' mobile payments trials1

A wireless carrier backed virtual wallet is one of the mobile payments technologies being tried on for size by McDonald's....More
Sep 09, 2013

Slater's 50/50 promotes kangaroo burger for September

Slater's 50/50 better burger chain features kangaroo meat option during September....More
Sep 04, 2013

OpenTable opening doors for Facebook users

Facebook will let its mobile users book restaurant tables directly from brands' pages through OpenTable integration....More

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