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14 years after disappearing, Steak and Ale is set to return

For its second act, the casual-dining pioneer will revive many of its signature elements while adding some new tricks.

Technology

Starbucks is doubling down on coffee delivery

The coffee giant is expanding its deal with DoorDash nationwide and expects delivery to be available in all 50 states by March.

Technology

Wonder replaces restaurants on wheels with a better idea

Tech Check: Marc Lore's delivery startup is ditching vans for ghost kitchens. It may have stumbled into a winning concept.

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McDonald’s steps out of the political shadows

The Bottom Line: The burger giant traditionally lets others do all the talking on major political issues. But more recently it has made its voice heard on topics like California's business climate or crime in Chicago.

Food

Chickenhawk breaks out of the chicken sandwich rut with a 2.0 model

Popeyes success with its chicken sandwich started a deluge on menus, but this new fast casual is putting some different ideas between the buns.

Operations

Hilton’s quest to create hotel dining destinations

Global head of food and beverage Adam Crocini shares highlights of what’s coming for the hotel giant’s Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and other brands.

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Advice Guy: For signs about employee handwashing and the like, bars and restaurants shouldn’t test the limits of health code compliance.

The pizza chain, eager to add locations outside the U.S., has rolled out a new prototype designed to be more flexible and tailored to specific needs.

With a greater understanding of customer needs and a logistical approach to rising prices, restaurants can create innovative ways to address the issue inflation presents.

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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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The Plant-Based Classic Smash Burger is made with jackfruit, which can be substituted for another protein in any menu item.