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On the road with a professional eater

Madi Butler will spend 50 days this summer traveling from dining destination to dining destination by train, part of an effort to popularize that mode of transportation. Restaurant Business caught up with her during a stop in New York City.

Leadership

Nate Appleman, former kitchen tinkerer for Chipotle, gets a new job

He was named COO of Umami Burger. At the same time, parent SBE named John Polizzi VP of ops for Umami’s division, Disruptive Restaurant Group.

Also on this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," a discussion of the challenges at some fast-casual chains.

What’s more likely to turn heads, the next chapter in Burgerville’s union dealings, or the fourth bun-related restaurant closure of the week? Check out these and the industry’s other jaw-dropping developments of recent days.

The shocking death of the “Parts Unknown” host drew a range of tributes, and awareness of the growing problem of suicide.

The former fine-dining chef soared to fame with his revelations of what really happens in restaurant kitchens.

The CIA called him the Chef of the Century. His influence may have been to show that fashion and classic culinary techniques were not incompatible.

Bobby's Burger Palace intends to raise $15 million through a "mini IPO."

Here are seven high-end operators trading in prix fixe for fast casual.

Here are the 2017 winners in top restaurant and chef categories.