Innovations

Inspiration for running your restaurant business more successfully

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Punch cards are a thing of the past; these new initiatives are meeting modern needs at top chains.

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Will Doughbird land Fox in the henhouse with high-stakes chain investors again?

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Pay attention to these international brands trying to make their mark on American consumers.

clever rabbit patio

More food hall action and poke proliferation in this latest roundup of concepts to scout.

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Here are eight diverse fast-casual brands with fewer than eight locations, but with visions of going big.

In the face of high rent and a competitive real estate market, it’s a trend we’re likely to keep seeing from chains: shrinking footprints. But the idea of small stores isn’t new—beverage-focused...

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Here’s what licensing pros see as key motivators for brands seeking licensing deals today.

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With U.S. restaurant sales essentially flat, more chains are capitalizing on their brand equity with forays into licensed retail products.

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Technology and young people are changing the way the restaurant industry is talking about customers, concepts and more. Here's the latest lingo that savvy foodservice folks need to add to their vocabulary—stat.

bad hunter veggies

Here are some of the veg-centric players in this new area of competition.

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