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Here are a few simple cocktails that will appeal to a wide variety of consumer tastes.

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Now’s the time to start planning for Cinco de Mayo, the May 5th holiday commemorating victory for the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla.

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The group’s COO has been promoted to oversee its plans for growth.
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From a major brand's fast-casual spinoff to a DIY ramen concept to vegan falafel, here are the ones to keep an eye on.

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Just in time for warmer weather, operators are mixing up new riffs on sangria.

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Fate was a tough customer for high-profile restaurants this week, though their woes can't all be blamed on the gods.

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Business as usual is out the door. These factors are causing operators to reshape the traditional model.

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30% of the DIY store’s food customers visit just to eat.
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The 46-unit chain is selling a minority interest to an investor in Bartaco and Airbnb.
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A union is suing the president for keeping his connection to the industry, saying the benefits are unconstitutional.
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Here are six food and beverage items that more Hispanic consumers say they want to order from restaurants today than two years ago.

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Operators are finding creative ways to serve up low-alcohol drinks, using under-the-radar booze and craft ingredients.

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From a meat & potato martini to nitrogen-cooled ice cream, operators are adding buzzworthy at-the-table presentations that are ready for their social-media close-up.