Opinions http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/47111/more en A new type of mushroom burger http://nrn.com/blog/new-type-mushroom-burger <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: The James Beard Foundation and the Mushroom Council team up for the Blended Burger Project</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/new-type-mushroom-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/new-type-mushroom-burger#comments Menu Opinions Food Writer&#039;s Diary Mon, 02 May 2016 20:33:00 +0000 164791 at http://nrn.com The unexpected impact of gas prices on the restaurant industry http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sebastián Fernández </div> <div class="field-deck"> What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What operators should know as the cost of gas fluctuates</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/unexpected-impact-gas-prices-restaurant-industry#comments Finance Consumer Trends Opinions Quick Service Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:32:00 +0000 164761 at http://nrn.com Photo illustration by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images Are there just too many restaurants? http://nrn.com/opinions/are-there-just-too-many-restaurants <div class="field-deck"> Wallace B. Doolin, chairman and founder of TDn2K, predicts big trends coming for the restaurant industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wallace B. Doolin, chairman and founder of TDn2K, predicts big trends coming for the restaurant industry</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/are-there-just-too-many-restaurants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/are-there-just-too-many-restaurants#comments Opinions Operations Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:06:00 +0000 163901 at http://nrn.com Why developing experienced multiunit leaders is critical http://nrn.com/sullivision/why-developing-experienced-multiunit-leaders-critical <div class="field-deck"> Don’t overlook the professional growth of supervisory-level employees </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t overlook the professional growth of supervisory-level employees</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/sullivision/why-developing-experienced-multiunit-leaders-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/sullivision/why-developing-experienced-multiunit-leaders-critical#comments H.R. & Training Opinions Sullivision Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:00:00 +0000 163551 at http://nrn.com Baskin-Robbins snuck ice cream sandwiches into its stores http://nrn.com/blog/baskin-robbins-preview <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: What else does the chain have in the works?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/baskin-robbins-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/baskin-robbins-preview#comments Baskin-Robbins Menu Opinions Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:41:00 +0000 163371 at http://nrn.com 3 things to know about your customers before making drastic changes http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes <div class="field-byline"> John Oakes </div> <div class="field-deck"> Balance what’s right for the customer with what’s right for the business </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Balance what’s right for the customer with what’s right for the business</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-trends/3-things-know-about-your-customers-making-drastic-changes#comments Consumer Trends Opinions Operations Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:00:00 +0000 162101 at http://nrn.com From the editor: Love can help businesses thrive http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/editor-love-can-help-businesses-thrive <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Consumer Picks ranks 173 chains on whether or not their guests are feeling the love</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/editor-love-can-help-businesses-thrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/consumer-picks/editor-love-can-help-businesses-thrive#comments Consumer Picks Opinions Registration Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:43:00 +0000 161931 at http://nrn.com <p>Sarah E. Lockyer</p> Sarah E. Lockyer <p>Sarah E. Lockyer</p> 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 blog-body">Blog: Chipotle Mexican Grill's attempt to trademark the term "better burger" could be a challenge, regardless of any new concept that may follow.</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/should-chipotle-mexican-grill-own-term-better-burger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/should-chipotle-mexican-grill-own-term-better-burger#comments Marketing Fast Casual Latest Headlines Opinions Chipotle Reporter&#039;s Notebook Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:45:00 +0000 162161 at http://nrn.com Will service styles replace food as focal point? http://nrn.com/opinions/will-service-styles-replace-food-focal-point <div class="field-deck"> Nancy Kruse and Bret Thorn look at the evolution of service models </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nancy Kruse and NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn discuss service models</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/will-service-styles-replace-food-focal-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/will-service-styles-replace-food-focal-point#comments Opinions Operations Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:39:00 +0000 161731 at http://nrn.com Opinion: When did the ‘family values’ party lose its values? http://nrn.com/opinions/opinion-when-did-family-values-party-lose-its-values <div class="field-deck"> Columnist Joe Kefauver talks playground politics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Columnist Joe Kefauver talks playground politics</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/opinions/opinion-when-did-family-values-party-lose-its-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/opinions/opinion-when-did-family-values-party-lose-its-values#comments Government Opinions Premium Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000 161421 at http://nrn.com <p>Republican presidential candidates&nbsp;participate in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3 in Detroit.</p> Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images