Topping this year's most popular stories on is NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn's exploration of four restaurant culinary trends. Also well received this year was a look at the innovative ingredients that make up standout hot dogs from chains and independents, a primer on Pinterest for restaurants, and a special report on the profiles and needs of different consumer demographics. A look at new labor legislation in California and a major Burger King menu overhaul also made ...

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