Here are a few of the lightbulb moments that shined brightest during our go ’round at the NRA Show this year.

Shares of burger chain Shake Shack Inc. SHAK, +1.47% hit a record of $89.55 early Thursday, after a report that the company is mulling opening a "chicken shack". CNBC reported that a unit of the company called SSE IP has...


What CMO doesn't have millennial burnout? Tailoring the perfect marketing messages to today's young adults seems like it's been the marketing holy grail for years.

The good news is that brands can now start to get...

The Frisch’s family restaurant chain said it has agreed to be acquired by the private-equity fund NRD Partners I for $175 million, or $34 per share.

Frisch’s operates 95 restaurants and has franchised 26 more. ...

The Culinary Institute of America has named Fernando Salazar managing director of the school’s San Antonio campus, effective June 1.

Salazar, formerly vice president of food and beverage for Wyndham Hotels,...


The Restaurant Opportunities Center said it has filed a resolution as a shareholder of McDonald’s that would force the franchisor to stop paying dues and providing any lobbying support to the National Restaurant...

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Windows of opportunity: The most promising new formats for takeout, cobranding, pop-ups and more.


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28% of all locations that serve Halibut in the US are located in California, but Oregon has the highest penetration of locations that serve Halibut at 7%.

Don’t take our word that you missed a chance to get much smarter about the restaurant business if you sat out this year’s National Restaurant Association Show. Here are some head-turning utterances that underscore what a battery recharge it was for restaurateurs who arrived in Chicago feeling short on ideas, adrift amid a changing world and badly in need of a motivation re-up. Rue missing words like these:

1. For your motivation file:

“We can’t be 100...


McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal that would make it easier to nominate directors to the board of the fast-food chain, which is in turnaround mode after losing customers and sales to...

Olive Garden got a scathing lecture from shareholder Starboard Value last year on the restaurant chain’s failings, including its bloated menu and a lack of salt in pasta water.

Now it’s time for Starboard to prove...