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Emerging Brands

4 ways hotel restaurants are luring business beyond tourists

Here’s how some of the newest hotel-based restaurants and bars are working to attract a crowd beyond those staying upstairs.

Operations

This week’s 5 head-spinning restaurant moments: 1 more inch

A cattle rustling by one of Chick-fil-A's competitors was just one instance of operators pushing the traditional boundaries of the restaurant business this week.

E-retailers' wallop of brick-and-mortar stores is fostering opportunity for places that sell food instead of jeans and sneakers.

The Bottom Line: Yes, it can, and there's evidence it's already starting.

The settlement with Simon Property Group would apparently allow some locations to shut down.

The health-oriented hybrid says a change in its business model makes expansion there too costly.

The decision by an overwhelming majority of the chain's franchise community is the latest sign of a festering relationship with the franchisor.

The brick-and-mortar grocer says data thieves hit only its in-store dining and taproom operations.

Even the great Carnac couldn't have foreseen the role marijuana is about to play in restaurant sales, and that's just one of the who'd-have-believed-it developments.

After closing its Teavana tea cafes, Starbucks is shutting down the retail component of the business as well, with plans to close all 379 Teavana retail stores within a year.