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 Jack in the Box seeks boost from brunch http://nrn.com/blog/jack-box-seeks-boost-brunch <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: The chain's move isn't so much about the daypart as it is about the wild popularity of breakfast sandwiches </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/jack-box-seeks-boost-brunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/jack-box-seeks-boost-brunch#comments Food Trends Quick Service Marketing Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:31:00 +0000 176871 at http://nrn.com Panda Express to give away chorks http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-give-away-chorks <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: After the chopstick–fork utensil went viral, Panda Express decided to give them away. But is it too late?</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-give-away-chorks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-give-away-chorks#comments Quick Service Marketing Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000 174511 at http://nrn.com America: Meet the chork http://nrn.com/blog/america-meet-chork <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Utensil hybrid strikes a chord with the chopsticks impaired</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/america-meet-chork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/america-meet-chork#comments Consumer Trends Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:08:00 +0000 174141 at http://nrn.com Panda Express pays tribute to General Tso’s chicken http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-pays-tribute-general-tso-s-chicken <div class="node-body blog-body">Chain explores history of the dish in marketing campaign </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-pays-tribute-general-tso-s-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/panda-express-pays-tribute-general-tso-s-chicken#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:24:00 +0000 173841 at http://nrn.com Cava Mezze Grill raises employee pay http://nrn.com/blog/cava-mezze-grill-raises-employee-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">CEO Brett Schulman says a happy team equals a happy business </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/cava-mezze-grill-raises-employee-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/cava-mezze-grill-raises-employee-pay#comments Workforce Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 173211 at http://nrn.com Soon in test at Taco Bell: The Cheetos Burrito http://nrn.com/blog/soon-test-taco-bell-cheetos-burrito <div class="node-body blog-body">Taco Bell plans to test a Cheetos Burrito and is expected to roll out Naked Chicken Chalupa, with fried chicken as taco shell, next year.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/soon-test-taco-bell-cheetos-burrito" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/soon-test-taco-bell-cheetos-burrito#comments Food Trends Quick Service News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:10:00 +0000 172871 at http://nrn.com Chipotle Mexican Grill rethinks real estate development http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-mexican-grill-rethinks-real-estate-development <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill is rethinking location choices to focus on high-performing markets</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-mexican-grill-rethinks-real-estate-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/chipotle-mexican-grill-rethinks-real-estate-development#comments Fast Casual Operations Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:03:00 +0000 172521 at http://nrn.com Tender Greens builds infrastructure for growth http://nrn.com/blog/tender-greens-builds-infrastructure-growth <div class="node-body blog-body">Heads of operations and development in newly created positions.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/tender-greens-builds-infrastructure-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/tender-greens-builds-infrastructure-growth#comments Fast Casual News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:03:00 +0000 168541 at http://nrn.com Pizza Hut reprises Triple Treat Box for summer http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-reprises-triple-treat-box-summer <div class="node-body blog-body">The pizza giant offers special package for two pizzas, breadsticks and cookie deal.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-reprises-triple-treat-box-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/pizza-hut-reprises-triple-treat-box-summer#comments Quick Service Menu News Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:12:00 +0000 168311 at http://nrn.com Wall Street sees less negative sales ahead for Chipotle http://nrn.com/blog/wall-street-sees-less-negative-sales-ahead-chipotle <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Wall Street analyst predicts sales improvement for Chipotle Mexican Grill in May, June</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/wall-street-sees-less-negative-sales-ahead-chipotle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/wall-street-sees-less-negative-sales-ahead-chipotle#comments Sales Trends Fast Casual Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:02:00 +0000 167831 at http://nrn.com