Inspiration for running your restaurant business more successfully

rip gravestone tombstone square

Restaurant Business has covered which trends we expect to see more of in 2017, but what about the trends that should stay in 2016? For the answer to that question, we reached out to some of the country’s top operators and chefs, from emerging chain leaders like Mendocino Farms CEO Mario del Pero to James Beard award winners such as Mindy Segal and Michael Symon.

trend illustration square

A look at the burger wars, no-tipping tests and sales slumps 2016 ushered in.

olive garden exterior

Executives attributed the gains to innovations on several fronts.

start food spread

As the demand for fresh, made-to-order menus expands to all types of limited-service concepts, operators are looking to separate themselves from the fray.

amazon logo square

The e-commerce giant has more than just retailers following its every move. Its plans to change the way consumers do essentially everything could also have an impact on restaurants.

asia pacific world map square

Some of the most tech-forward restaurant ideas are taking shape on the international stage.

touch question mark

From Eatsa to McDonald's, here's a look at 13 quick-service and fast-casual brands with the potential to be next year's breakout restaurant concept.

main turnstyle entrance

New York City’s TurnStyle makes the most of a noisy, narrow subway passage

michael jordans steakhouse steak knife

Professional athletes are turning a page on the restaurant-running playbook of the past, taking better-calculated risks, having a hands-on role in operations and applying legit strategies even seasoned restaurateurs would endorse.

[ View the story "Best of 2016 from Restaurant Business" on Storify ]