Solo diners are driving up the frequency of snacks eaten during traditional mealtimes, says The NPD Group, a trend that is expected to gain traction over the next five years.
Independent burger concepts are growing at a faster rate than chains, recent data shows.

Second-quarter sales growth spurred a 30 percent rise in revenue at the fast-casual Mediterranean concept.
Five executives will steer the Bob Evans Farms family restaurant chain until it finds a new CEO to replace Steve Davis, who stepped down in mid-December.
An emotional week for the restaurant business brought equally full-hearted reactions from customers and observers.

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When Michelle Bernstein and her husband and business partner David Martinez closed their Miami flagship Michy’s in July 2014, they needed a change.

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The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday paved the way for franchisors to be held responsible for the employment practices of franchisees, ruling that a party doesn't have to actively supervise a staff to be regarded as a "joint employer.”
After McDonald’s turned down Burger King’s “McWhopper” proposal, the fast-casual chain said it would be happy to take McDonald’s place.

In spite of prices around 10 percent higher than Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea saw the highest growth of any major coffee brand last quarter, according to Reuters, in large part due to its touting of high-quality blends.
Closures of the standalone bakery-cafes are set to begin Friday, amid rumors that some shuttered locations will reopen under La Boulange founder Pascal Rigo.
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Who is the best person to write a recommendation letter? Can it be negative if the employee wasn't the greatest? Advice Guy lays it all out.

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Teaching classes in restaurants is a popular way to reach new customers, bring in more revenue, reward frequent guests or showcase an event space.
The former independent consultant succeeds Karen Eadon, who was promoted to president and COO of the breakfast-and-burger chain.