Reporter's Notebook http://nrn.com/blog/65421/feed Reporter's Notebook is NRN's newsroom blog, where our editors give their points of view on news happening in the restaurant business. en Ops snafus that most bug restaurant guests http://nrn.com/blog/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests <div class="node-body blog-body">What bugs restaurant guests the most? Dirty utensils, tables lead gripes in Consumer Reports survey</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/ops-snafus-most-bug-restaurant-guests#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:00 +0000 112001 at http://nrn.com Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school http://nrn.com/blog/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school <div class="node-body blog-body">Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/taco-bell-motivates-employees-customers-finish-high-school#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:04:00 +0000 111731 at http://nrn.com Papa John's gets its kicks http://nrn.com/blog/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks <div class="node-body blog-body">Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/papa-johns-gets-its-kicks#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:31:00 +0000 110071 at http://nrn.com Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates http://nrn.com/blog/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates <div class="node-body blog-body">Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/average-us-diner-tips-18-percent-study-indicates#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:24:00 +0000 108691 at http://nrn.com Paying it forward with training http://nrn.com/blog/paying-it-forward-training <div class="node-body blog-body">Outside the minimum-wage debate, brands explore ways to drive sales by better training hourly workers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/paying-it-forward-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/paying-it-forward-training#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 21 May 2014 19:42:00 +0000 107071 at http://nrn.com MenuMasters winners put best feet forward http://nrn.com/blog/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward <div class="node-body blog-body">A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/menumasters-winners-put-best-feet-forward#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 19 May 2014 20:59:00 +0000 106901 at http://nrn.com West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High http://nrn.com/blog/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high <div class="node-body blog-body">Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West Coast and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/west-coast-innovation-spotlight-restaurant-high#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 12 May 2014 23:38:00 +0000 106401 at http://nrn.com Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote http://nrn.com/blog/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote <div class="node-body blog-body">Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/cracker-barrel-files-official-tally-biglari-proposal-vote#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 105321 at http://nrn.com Oprah gets second billing? http://nrn.com/blog/oprah-gets-second-billing <div class="node-body blog-body">Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/reporters-notebook">Reporter&#039;s Notebook</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/oprah-gets-second-billing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/oprah-gets-second-billing#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 102681 at http://nrn.com Waging a different debate http://nrn.com/blog/waging-different-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">In the clash between lawmakers, restaurateurs and protesters, a tiered minimum wage warrants investigation</div> <div 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