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Industry pros share advice for boosting drink sales and creating a cocktail culture.
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Advice Guy taps an expert engineer to provide upkeep recommendations for a hot and cold food table. 


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A franchisee will test the service in New Zealand this year.
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Consumption is down appreciably, while water has soared in popularity.
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These gourmet vendors are dispensing more than just snacks.

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A new study finds a majority of customers regard the menus as hard to read and the staffs as unreliable. But that doesn't mean they want to talk.

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Did the Olympics inspire industry antagonists to strive a little harder this week? Here's the evidence to judge for yourself.
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Several big names have just thrown in the napkin--for one, after 95 years.

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KFC says its limited-edition fried chicken-scented sunscreen was a hit. The stunt shouldn't have been a surprise given some of the wacky gimmicks the Yum Brands holding has used in the past to snag attention and stir controversy. Here are six standouts, most of which had something to do with the chain's legendary founder.
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Holly Wagstaff-Bellomo will serve as VP of marketing at the casual-dining chain.
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The struggling chain is changing top management after another bad quarter.
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The brand will debut a revamped menu created by the restaurateur this week.
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The coffee giant hedges its bets on tech as it further expands its base of staffers.