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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.

Menu Feed

“Menu Feed” is a weekly 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.

Working Lunch

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

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Why the Smashed Jack sparked record-smashing demand at Jack in the Box

Behind the Menu: The chain’s newest menu addition aims to break the mold on what a fast-food burger can be, and customers are buying in.

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Why Wingstop isn't afraid of Popeyes' chicken wings

The Bottom Line: The fast-casual wing chain says its sales improve when another brand pushes the product. Here’s why that might be.

Food

Mendocino Farms masters a meaty Philly cheesesteak sandwich—without the meat

Behind the Menu: The fast casual uses a mushroom-based meat alternative for its Philly Shroomsteak Sandwich, a new menu item targeted to flexitarians, not just vegans.

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Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says guests deserve a heads up when promotional pricing is about to end.

Executive Summary: Jim Metevier was elevated to chief executive of the pizza chain and Christopher Meyer is retiring from the Outback Steakhouse parent after two decades.

A federal judge has pushed back the day the controversial rule change takes effect by two weeks. He also indicated that he intends to rule soon on whether the new standard should be scrapped.

Taste Tracker: Golden Corral, Whataburger, White Castle and Krystal reel in seafood; jackfruit becomes permanent at Smashburger; bowls boom at Taco Cabana and WaBa Grill; and Twin Peaks crafts new cocktails.

The chain delivered another quarter of steady growth and few surprises. "Operators were in full control," said CFO Matthew Clark.

A judge quietly issued a default judgment against the burger chain last month after it failed to respond to the government’s lawsuit against the franchise.