eatsa virtual food
The frictionless-service model was selected as Restaurant Business' 2016 Tech Accelerator of the Year.
restaurant technology
Speculation about the next big thing was rampant among the 800-plus attendees of FSTEC, the industry's annual re-up on technology trends.

waffle sandwich milk bar
Operators are getting creative with waffles beyond their traditional applications.
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Passage of so-called secure scheduling would make Oregon the first state to adopt the restrictions on shift changes.
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A new test could spur the first significant change to the chain’s kids meal in over 30 years.

bieber smith
Developments that seemed improbable a short while ago were reclassified this week as distinct possibilities. And that includes the chance of seeing more In-N-Outs in cosmopolitan centers.

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poke bowl seaweed salad
Poke is the new “it” food of the fast-casual industry, with dozens of poke-focused concepts launching over the last year or so.
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The dual-concept brand posted steep declines for its fast-casual entrant, but positive comps for an older QSR brand.

ruby tuesday
The troubled casual chain said the cost-cutting measures are necessary after 95 company-run restaurants were tagged for closing.
ocharleys exterior
The longtime industry veteran is the second recent departure from American Blue Ribbon's C-suite.
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Commissary kitchens are a useful tool for operators, especially for those with multiple concepts. Advice Guy explains why using a central commissary rather than opening several is beneficial for many operators.

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Here’s a review of what Chipotle says it has done, with some of the spin negated.
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Before spending on new hardware or software, be sure to ask these questions first.