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See how XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland makes the most of its 700 square feet.
Operators can catch some of that patriotic spirit by planning menus focused on favorite summertime recipes.

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As outdoor temperatures rise, these new alcohol-centric spots are helping consumers cool off in innovative ways.
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President Trump wants a seat for a pro-employer labor specialist.
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The chains were among this year’s winners of the Leaders in Foodservice Awards.

breakfast restaurant food
Eateries are extending the daypart by catering to consumers who eat two small morning meals.

In This Issue

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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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Restaurants that dropped tipping are switching back to gratuities as customers show they're not ready for an alternative that radical--with one major exception...
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The most celebrated success with a no-tipping model says the transition wasn't as easy as it expected. ...

robot ping pong
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.
wood fired pizza oven
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...