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The fried fish sandwich is a staple in limited service, but few chains have taken a deeper dive.

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How high can food costs go?

Within the past 12 months, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retail prices for beef, pork, chicken and milk hit record highs.

A survey of recent promotions finds the restaurant business lapsing into its discounting habit again, despite indications that consumers want something other than a deal.

As a member of the judging panel for the second annual FARE Culinary Competition, senior editor Pat Cobe shares the trends.

Citing a climb in coffee costs, the beverages giant says it will selectively increase prices. The hike will be lowest on cups of coffee and highest on bags of beans.

Citing a climb in coffee costs, the beverages giant says it will selectively increase prices. The hike will be lowest on cups of coffee and highest on bags of beans.

Local sourcing is hot with operators and consumers alike, but the trick remains how to do it without breaking the bank.

With no food experience beyond his own kitchen but plenty eating less-than-desirable meals on business trips, Saunders saw a niche to fill.

The burger chain recorded its seventh month without growth, blaming ongoing challenges. Among them: less traffic after it pared the items on its Dollar Menu last year.

The way cattle are raised can influence the flavor and texture of the beef that you menu in your restaurant.

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