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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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5 takeaways from Amy Alarcon, head chef at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

The director of culinary’s boundless enthusiasm for exploring the brand’s New Orleans’ roots keeps those groundbreaking menu items coming.

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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.

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The former Mellow Mushroom exec will lead operations and training for the 27-unit brand in Georgia and Tennessee.

The former CEO of True Food Kitchen and ex-Starbucks executive will take over company operations as it targets 4,000 locations.

Festive drinks from Bad Ass Coffee; Hard Rock’s World Cup burger; Taziki’s dessert mashup; and more menu news of the week.

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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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