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In an early assessment of what restaurants can expect for 2014, Technomic is forecasting a slight uptick in sales for limited-service outlets and bars, but no change for full-service establishments.

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Executives from Taco Bell are launching a fast-casual concept in Huntington Beach, Calif., dubbed U.S. Taco Co. Though the concept was created by Taco Bell execs, it will bear little resemblance to Taco Bell.

While not speaking to use in public places such as bars and restaurants, proposed regulations would affect the sale and purchase of e-cigarettes.

Bars would have to opt out if they want to ban firearms, the law now says.

In a compromise, all restaurants with square footage less than 10,000 feet would be exempt, in addition to mom-and-pop retailers.

The proposals would ban new wood-burning fireplaces, require many restaurants to install emission filters on ovens and charbroilers and encourage refrigerated trucks to switch to battery power.

Does a tax loophole favoring restaurant execs make arguing against a minimum-wage hike more challenging?

A new study suggests this menu design could backfire by dissuading people from these better-for-you options.