Reporter's Notebook http://nrn.com/blog/65421/feed en Will Tim Hortons help Burger King's breakfast? http://nrn.com/blog/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast <div class="node-body blog-body">Burger King's proposed $11.4 billion merger with Tim Hortons could do something it has been unable to do for years: Improve its success at breakfast.</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/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/will-tim-hortons-help-burger-kings-breakfast#comments Corporate Mergers-Acquisitions Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +0000 118331 at http://nrn.com Three things chains need before an IPO http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo <div class="node-body blog-body">Three recommendations from an IPO expert on what investors are looking for in growth restaurant chains that go public. </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/three-things-chains-need-ipo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/three-things-chains-need-ipo#comments Corporate Markets Mergers-Acquisitions Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:45:00 +0000 118241 at http://nrn.com Here's a big reason McDonald's is losing share http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share <div class="node-body blog-body">Chick-fil-A has taken market share from McDonald's thanks to its success with families.</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/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/heres-big-reason-mcdonalds-losing-share#comments Consumer Trends Corporate Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0000 118131 at http://nrn.com Bill Simon returns to Darden's board http://nrn.com/blog/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board <div class="node-body blog-body">Darden’s newest board member is an old board member</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/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/bill-simon-returns-dardens-board#comments Casual Dining Corporate People Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 118041 at http://nrn.com Yum completes Banh Shop sign, logo change http://nrn.com/blog/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change <div class="node-body blog-body">Yum replaces sign, logos after controversy at emerging Banh Shop concept</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/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/yum-completes-banh-shop-sign-logo-change#comments Reporter&#039;s Notebook Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:27:00 +0000 117751 at http://nrn.com 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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