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Famous Dave’s is having an identity crisis

The barbecue chain is looking to evolve, both as a casual dining chain and a takeout concept.

Food

Consider the classics

Some comfort foods are so popular that they’ve become menu must-haves. Fried chicken, meat loaf, steak, ribs—these are enduring customer favorites, and sure-fire bestsellers for restaurant operators.

Restaurant Business Magazine's annual ranking of the fastest growing small chains in America.

Take a melting-pot population, add chefs who’ve trained and cooked elsewhere before coming back to the area, and you have the ingredients for a trend-setting restaurant city rife with ideas.

The strategic location of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria along the NorthAfrican coast has played a major role in their culinary legacy.Although the three...

One of our recent research trips was to the Mexican state of Veracruz. Throughout our travels, the rest of the research team and I have been taking notes, photographs and videos to document the ingredients, techniques, dishes and traditions of the many different countries and places in Latin America.

To assume an industry leadership position in the culinary field, it’s a given that a chef possesses strong technical abilities. But to become a leader and an innovator, there are additional skills and areas of expertise that a chef must gain. Returning to the building blocks of flavor and gaining a strong knowledge of today’s global flavors is key.

What will I do if a huge, highly successful restaurant from a national chain moves nearby? In many cities across the nation, restaurants have had to close their doors simply because they could not compete with the new neighborhood Goliath. The following are exciting promotional tactics that operators can use to instantly boost business. These strategies are designed for smaller businesses to continually outmaneuver their larger competitors.

Chefs in foodservice operations of all stripes are bringing distinct culinary experiences to their catering customers, offering everything from farm-to-fork menus to boxed lunches to deluxe sit-downs.

Flighty may best describe the 2014 restaurant customer. End-of-year trend predictions revealed that he or she may be seeking adventurous flavors on one visit, value on another.

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