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Why barbell pricing is the strategy du jour on restaurant menus

The two-pronged approach has been gaining steam amid an economy of haves and have-nots.

Financing

Lower-income consumers are eating more fast food

The Bottom Line: Quick-service chains are getting more business from lower-income diners. Here’s why it might not all be a trade-down from more expensive restaurants.

Food

From TikTok to Kimpton Hotels, the butter board trend keeps on spreading

Chefs at the boutique hotel chain are creating new takes on butter boards for holiday tables.

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Restaurants ride a CPG wave

Post-pandemic consumers are embracing their favorite restaurant brands on retail shelves despite higher grocery inflation.

Financing

Lower-income consumers are eating more fast food

The Bottom Line: Quick-service chains are getting more business from lower-income diners. Here’s why it might not all be a trade-down from more expensive restaurants.

Food

How Velvet Taco puts 52 unique limited-time tacos on the menu every year

A robust R&D pipeline constantly keeps WTF, the fast casual’s Weekly Taco Feature, filled with inventive tacos. Director of Culinary Venecia Willis makes it happen.

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The assistance grants will be distributed to 169 operators who've already been notified of their funding.

Here are the notable independent restaurants coming (and going) across the country in October and November.

One of Capitol Hill’s top officials was slicing meats and making salads before he went into politics. And the incoming speaker of the House says he hasn’t forgotten that formative experience.

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A Deeper Dive

"A Deeper Dive” is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze.

Working Lunch

"Working Lunch" is a weekly podcast from Align Public Strategies devoted to explaining the so what and now what about key issues impacting the restaurant and retail industries.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast hosted by Senior Editor Patricia Cobe that delves into menu development and food and drink trends through lively conversations with chefs and operators.

Restaurant Rewind

“Restaurant Rewind" is a weekly podcast hosted by Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo as he looks at the people, concepts and trends that helped create the restaurant industry as we know it today.

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A robust R&D pipeline constantly keeps WTF, the fast casual’s Weekly Taco Feature, filled with inventive tacos. Director of Culinary Venecia Willis makes it happen.

A Deeper Dive: Profitality Principal Juan Martinez joins the RB podcast to talk about the growing use of automation, its future role and potential impact.

Post-pandemic consumers are embracing their favorite restaurant brands on retail shelves despite higher grocery inflation.

The Bottom Line: Quick-service chains are getting more business from lower-income diners. Here’s why it might not all be a trade-down from more expensive restaurants.

The burger chain’s stock was hammered Tuesday as inflation and investments ate into its profits. The company is taking operational steps to improve margins, such as new cheese pumps.

As labor costs soar and the labor shortage persists, it has never been more critical for operators to ensure their employees are being paid correctly and that morale is high. Inaccuracies in wage dist...