Innovations

Inspiration for running your restaurant business more successfully

To say opening a restaurant for the first time is tough could be a prime contender for understatement of the year. From financing to inspections to hiring, there’s a whole gamut to consider—and...

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In our latest list of concepts to watch, we look at upcoming eateries from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio, and a new home for one storied hot dog spot.

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Foursquare asked users of its social network to pick the best pizzeria in their state. Here's the site's list, annotated with RB's business mini-profiles of the 51 choices (District of Columbia users also had a vote).

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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

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