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Thirty-five percent of Americans will visit a restaurant on Sunday, the National Restaurant Association says.
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Routine restaurant flubs proved to be flashpoints for overreacting customers in recent days. Here are some of the more extreme examples.

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A “spokes-lime,” a taco-hot dog hybrid and a donut brushed with edible silver are a few of the surprising promotions spicing up restaurants this week.
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51% of fast-casual orders are for dine-in.
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The upscale bakery-cafe features the Israeli specialties of founder Tzurit Or, who is currently responsible for everything from the menu to the design of the restaurants. Here's what the concept is like and what the future holds.

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Want to procrastinate, but still feel like you’re adding a feather to your industry cap? Check out these must-see documentaries that bring you inside some of the world’s most groundbreaking kitchens.

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The made-to-order fries being tested in San Francisco are the latest example of the chain’s menu regionalization efforts.
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With an eye toward millennial diners, the menu is getting remade at the group’s two Italian brands—with a focus on freshness, customization and a new layout leading the charge.

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There's a lot of competition to win over millennials. So these three quick-service and fast-casual chains put some ideas in place that resonate with the younger crowd. From targeting specific customers with free food to hitting on trends on the menu in new ways, these easy-to-lift ideas just might boost millennial traffic.
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Several trends driving the industry were underscored by the restaurants and chefs honored at the James Beard Awards.
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New tabletop and bar tweaks are intended to provide a point of difference.
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The newly issued final guidelines provide more details on how chain restaurants will be expected to comply.
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The restaurant business's best were saluted last night at fine dining's equivalent of the Oscars. Here's who took home the big prizes.