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Amazon Go has hit Chicago—and I get it

The cashierless concept plans to expand to 3,000 units by 2021.


Century-old Nathan’s Famous aims for youth with new look

The hot dog specialist has fired up a new free-standing prototype to provide a younger face to the public.

The fast casual is rolling out a new prototype next month that comes along with a “more community-centric” chain positioning.

Subtle tweaks signal changes in the way the off-premise boom and other influences are shaping the restaurant business.

The building is designed to inspire community among employees, customers and the surrounding neighborhood.

Less than a week ago, Twitter rolled out a new design for profile pages. Some operators have embraced the challenge. Others have more to learn.

Every chef needs to have a few “go-to” desserts in his or her repertoire, and none is more important than chocolate mousse. The versatility of this preparation is enormous, as chocolate mousse on its own can fill a need for the simplest bistrostyle dessert, while the same recipe could also be turned into a layer in the most sophisticated glazed entremet. An understanding of the basic techniques involved in preparing it will help ensure success with each attempt and eliminate the possibility for mistakes.

In 2007, John Kregel, a pig farmer in Garnerville, Iowa, built group housing—also known as large pens—to accommodate 3,000 of his 9,000 sows; the other 6,000 remain in gestation stalls. He feels the stalls are better for the pigs in winter but his sows are adapting well to the pens.

A revival of the Italian chain is critical to the company’s turnaround. Here are the highlights of the strategy, unveiled to investors last week as they digested some bad financial news.

In designing its first urban prototype, Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill broke out of its suburban mold to inject the energy and rhythm of the city into its new downtown store.

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