Service http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/46262/more en Max Brenner moves toward fast-casual format http://nrn.com/service/max-brenner-moves-toward-fast-casual-format <div class="node-body article-body">Chocolate-centric chain refocusing to better meet American consumers’ needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/service/max-brenner-moves-toward-fast-casual-format" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/service/max-brenner-moves-toward-fast-casual-format#comments Service Fast Casual Latest Headlines Dessert Trends Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 103681 at http://nrn.com The new standards for success in restaurants http://nrn.com/opinions/new-standards-success-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> Tips on how to keep ahead of the industry curve </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tips on how to keep ahead of the industry curve</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/new-standards-success-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/new-standards-success-restaurants#comments H.R. & Training Service Opinions Sullivision Weekly Wrap Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:40:00 +0000 103451 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock <p>Sullivision.com chief executive Jim Sullivan</p> Pollo Tropical opens first Texas restaurant http://nrn.com/latest-headlines/pollo-tropical-opens-first-texas-restaurant <div class="field-deck"> New unit highlights Caribbean theme with unique menu items, refreshed look </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New unit highlights Caribbean theme with unique menu items, refreshed look</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/latest-headlines/pollo-tropical-opens-first-texas-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/latest-headlines/pollo-tropical-opens-first-texas-restaurant#comments Service Fast Casual Latest Headlines Operations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:26:00 +0000 103241 at http://nrn.com <p>From left: Danny Meisenheimer, chief operating officer; Jacqueline Kleis, manager of research and development; and Tim Taft, chief executive and president of Pollo Tropical parent Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc.</p> A look at Pollo Tropical's first Texas location http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/look-pollo-tropicals-first-texas-location <div class="node-body gallery-body">The brand's Texas prototype includes a new design and food </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/look-pollo-tropicals-first-texas-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/look-pollo-tropicals-first-texas-location#comments Photo Gallery Service Fast Casual Weekly Wrap Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:16:00 +0000 103221 at http://nrn.com Getting hospitality right: The Starbucks experience http://nrn.com/opinions/getting-hospitality-right-starbucks-experience <div class="field-byline"> Eric Levine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What the world can learn about service from the coffeehouse chain </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/getting-hospitality-right-starbucks-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/getting-hospitality-right-starbucks-experience#comments Service Opinions Weekly Wrap Quick Service Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 102301 at http://nrn.com Winter weather reveals opportunity for restaurants http://nrn.com/service/winter-weather-reveals-opportunity-restaurants <div class="node-body article-body">Delivery, drive-thru business warm spots in a cold season, NPD finds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/service/winter-weather-reveals-opportunity-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/service/winter-weather-reveals-opportunity-restaurants#comments Consumer Trends Service Online Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:02:00 +0000 102901 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Fazoli’s opens fast-casual Venti Tre Modern Italian http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fazoli-s-opens-fast-casual-venti-tre-modern-italian <div class="field-deck"> New concept aims to “mirror the development of a Panera or Chipotle” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New concept aims to “mirror the development of a Panera or Chipotle” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fazoli-s-opens-fast-casual-venti-tre-modern-italian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/fazoli-s-opens-fast-casual-venti-tre-modern-italian#comments Emerging Chains Service Fast Casual Latest Headlines Weekly Wrap Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:59:00 +0000 102611 at http://nrn.com <p>Venti Tre, which means &ldquo;23&rdquo; in Italian, offers guests piadas, salads and pastas.</p> The intersection of life and business http://nrn.com/opinions/intersection-life-and-business <div class="field-deck"> Lessons in restaurant hospitality from global travels </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lessons in restaurant hospitality from global travels</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/intersection-life-and-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/intersection-life-and-business#comments Black Box International Service Opinions Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:30:00 +0000 102211 at http://nrn.com <p>Thomas Doolin and Associates LLC chairman Wallace B. Doolin</p> Take a look at La Madeleine's first franchised unit http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/take-look-la-madeleins-first-franchised-unit <div class="node-body gallery-body">The updated fast-casual model is located in Lubbock, Texas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/take-look-la-madeleins-first-franchised-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/photo-gallery/take-look-la-madeleins-first-franchised-unit#comments Photo Gallery Casual Dining Franchising Service Fast Casual Weekly Wrap Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:10:00 +0000 102201 at http://nrn.com Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn debate the state of restaurant service http://nrn.com/service/nancy-kruse-bret-thorn-debate-state-restaurant-service <div class="node-body article-body">Menu trend analyst Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn discuss the state of service</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/service/nancy-kruse-bret-thorn-debate-state-restaurant-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/service/nancy-kruse-bret-thorn-debate-state-restaurant-service#comments Service Latest Headlines Operations People Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:36:00 +0000 101951 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock