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Bob Kinkead dies

The influential chef and restaurateur left his stamp on fine dining and influenced many of D.C.'s chefs.

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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.

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

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

Restaurant Business has covered which trends we expect to see more of in 2017, but what about the trends that should stay in 2016? For the answer to that question, we reached out to some of the country’s top operators and chefs, from emerging chain leaders like Mendocino Farms CEO Mario del Pero to James Beard award winners such as Mindy Segal and Michael Symon.

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

This year's class of nominees include newcomers and industry veterans. Winners will be announced May 1.

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