congress capitol hill
The changes would provide slightly more leeway for compliance and protection against civil suits.
inspector graphic
Local officials are struggling to keep up with the growing restaurant sector.

gronk spike
Big sales bumps triggered considerable bragging from the overachievers, nerd and non-nerd alive.
red robin exterior
The longtime marketing and menu-development executive has been promoted to president.
cardboard takeout box
44% of Millennials would order snacks for delivery from restaurants, if available.

In This Issue

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bad daddys burger bar beer tap
Comps at the operator’s two brands increased.
panera bread exterior
The acquisition of a majority stake gives it a foothold in the breakfast-and-lunch-only market.

panera mediterranean veggie sandwich
The chain plans to bring in-house delivery capabilities to more than 10 percent of its system this year.
restaurant owner doorway

There are other ways to get guests to leave after close than the not-so-subtle mopping around the table. Advice Guy gives his suggestions.

tip dish
The majority of restaurateurs feel it's important to close the gap between front- and back-of-house pay, and nearly a quarter say that discrepancy could prompt them to make a change. Here's...
appetizer sampler platter
While bigger operations were touting seasonal tie-ins, several smaller restaurant concepts were drawing attention with novel menu additions. Here's a sampler plate.
chipotle mexican grill sign
Competing Mexican concepts took a backseat.