water apple square
It's not all about clean labels or the menu.
restaurant chef salt
An appellate court reversed an earlier stay on enforcement, exposing chain restaurants to $200 fines if they fail to flag items packed with salt. Restaurants will have roughly 10 days to comply.

Heightened competition is driving some operators to go farther than most peers would, sometimes with tragic results.
restaurant pay check
Today's consumers demand better-for-you options on the menu, but how much are they willing to pay for it, if anything? Restaurant Business teamed up with Technomic for exclusive research into the value restaurant diners place on organic, natural, hormone-free and locally sourced ingredients.
taco bell tacos
Taking a cue from its annual World Series giveaway, the chain is debuting a promotion tied to the NBA Finals.

800 degrees pizza square
Restaurant Business partnered with research firm Technomic to compile a list of the top 25 fastest-growing fast-casual chain restaurants.

In This Issue

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olive garden meatball spaghetti pie
In our latest roundup of off-the-wall menu items, Olive Garden goes deep dish, Bob Marley is resurrected in an LTO and a popular campfire dessert is, well, on fire.
Watch the bartender at this high-end steakhouse deliver "eatertainment" with a tableside martini demo and a tale...

sweetfin poke
A dozen notable food, drink and menu trends bubbled from the show floor and educational sessions at the National Restaurant Show.
wendys exterior
The burger giant said it has completed the leadership transition announced last fall. Here's who is now in charge.
outdoors drinks wedding party

With grad parties in full swing, operators have to tread carefully when serving alcohol in all-ages environments. Here, Advice Guy discusses the most effective ways for caterers to keep track of drinkers at parties. 

social media network tree
For restaurants seeking to squeeze more sales out of their social media efforts, this year’s National Restaurant Association Show provided some ideas.