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Century-old Nathan’s Famous aims for youth with new look

The hot dog specialist has fired up a new free-standing prototype to provide a younger face to the public.

Operations

Firehouse Subs’ Don Fox on the impact of the takeout trend

The CEO of the sandwich chain talks about how consumers have changed the company.

Eschewing simplicity and a smaller footprint, Focus Brands’ sandwich specialist is calling attention to its scratch prep and Texas roots.

Subtle tweaks signal changes in the way the off-premise boom and other influences are shaping the restaurant business.

The industry’s breakup with plastic straws has happened at a breathtaking pace.

Under what are believed to be the most sweeping restrictions in the country, operators can no longer use plastic straws, drink picks or disposable utensils without risk of a $250 fine.

From a plague on malls to a spike in gas prices, new challenges are about to confront restaurant operations of all sizes and ages. Here's a preview.

After a six-month grace period, the familiar foam packaging will be banned.

Amid signs that some restaurants are winning back customers, a few well-known players are intensifying their pursuit of an operational edge. Here's a sampling of those efforts.

Six of Darden Restaurants' seven multiunit brands posted positive comps for Q3. The how's and why's provided some surprises.