Innovations

Inspiration for running your restaurant business more successfully

staplehouse shrimp

Bon Appetit has released its picks for this year's don't-miss new concepts, a list it says was culled from meals eaten across more than 5,700 miles and 40 U.S. cities.

nestle toll house cafe

It’s not a new idea—in 2000, Nestle found success with its Nestle Toll House Café by Chip. Now, more brands are tossing their bowls in the ring.

To revamp its menu, Native Grill & Wings took to social media for guest input. Appetizers, salads and, of course, wings already were robust categories at the casual-dining chain. What the...

foodservice cafeteria

It’s no secret the four main food channels—restaurants, supermarkets, on-site foodservice facilities and c-stores—are looking more alike by the day. But there are still ideas unique to each for bolstering traffic and sales. Here, we present 12 tactics that could translate from one sector to the next.

dizengoff food photo

Usually menued as a side, the Mediterranean specialty moves to the center of the plate at a new fast-casual startup. Here's why Dizengoff is worth watching.

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Which restaurants opened in roughly the last year deserve to be dubbed best-in-class? See the concepts that made the cut in one outlet's list of exemplars.

drink sweat wood hot square

With summer’s rising temperatures, some restaurants are using unconventional means to beat the heat in the back of house.

intersect lexus food square

Our newest list of concepts we're keeping an eye on includes noteworthy eateries being spawned by brands as diverse as Lexus and Hello Kitty.

pokemon go dad

It's not too late to capitalize on the phenomenal popularity of Pokemon Go, the smartphone-based game that's already delivering a significant sales bump to scores of restaurants. Here's how you can benefit from the boom.

tony the tiger frosted flakes

A new list of spots we’re watching includes rising ventures from chefs Art Smith and Gray Kunz, and a cafe where Tony the Tiger could easily become a regular.

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