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 Sonic offers a square deal on Instagram http://nrn.com/blog/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Drive-In operator to offer Instagram-tailored #SquareShakes in Coachella promotion</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/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/sonic-offers-square-deal-instagram#comments Social Media Sonic Drive-In Reporter&#039;s Notebook Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 162591 at http://nrn.com Should Chipotle Mexican Grill own the term 'better burger'? http://nrn.com/blog/should-chipotle-mexican-grill-own-term-better-burger <div class="node-body 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2016 19:45:00 +0000 161381 at http://nrn.com Hospitality turnover rose to 72.1% in 2015 http://nrn.com/blog/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Restaurant and accommodations sector saw fifth consecutive year of increases, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports</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/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/hospitality-turnover-rose-721-rate-2015#comments H.R. & Training Latest Headlines Reporter&#039;s Notebook Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:32:00 +0000 161291 at http://nrn.com Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out Burger: Let the comparisons begin http://nrn.com/blog/shake-shack-vs-n-out-burger-let-comparisons-begin <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: New York chain opens first of three Los Angeles restaurants</div> <div 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http://nrn.com/blog/restaurants-serve-slice-pi-day#comments Marketing Quick Service Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:50:00 +0000 160531 at http://nrn.com As internships go, World of Beer taps a top-notch offer http://nrn.com/blog/internships-go-world-beer-taps-top-notch-offer <div class="node-body blog-body">World of Beer offers three paid internships for social-savvy brew fans.</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/internships-go-world-beer-taps-top-notch-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/internships-go-world-beer-taps-top-notch-offer#comments Latest Headlines Operations People Reporter&#039;s Notebook Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:18:00 +0000 159861 at http://nrn.com Burger King ignites a dog fight http://nrn.com/blog/burger-king-ignites-dog-fight <div class="node-body blog-body">Burger King's hot dog 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