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It's too early to tell whether robot servers will translate into cost savings, but a few operators are embracing their automated employees.
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Ken Green will also serve as COO of the Mexican fast casual.

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Offering a work-life balance is a major selling point in this insomnia-inducing labor climate. But delivering on that promise is a tall order. Here are a few ways operators are making flexible schedules business as usual.
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As wood-fire cooking gains traction, these six lessons learned could help keep your operation smokin’.
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The most intriguing new restaurants around the country are staying on top of today’s trends. These concepts will be the focus of the closing session at next month’s Restaurant Trends & Directions...

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Consumers’ favorite burger components, builds and consumption habits have changed in these ways over the last two years.

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10 groundbreaking concepts: The latest buzz—Danny Meyer's no-tip coffee shop, the McDonald's of the future and more...


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The law generally considers interns to be employees. What happens if they're hurt on the job?

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The industry has made considerable progress in adopting health and sustainability as menu influences, but the trend has not been without its challenges, as this week's Menus of Change conference attested. Here are some of the sticking points.

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The dining-out public was given a heads-up that it might have to think a little more broadly if it intends to understand what's happening in restaurants.
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These menu offerings go beyond the typical takeout box.
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Recent partnerships won social media buzz for these limited-service brands.
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The onetime Jack in the Box executive was credited with saving the chain after one of the industry's worst contamination crises.
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The drive-in chain is believed to be the first national quick-service chain to test a beef-mushroom blend as a variation on its signature product.