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Financing

The economy is booming, but there are big risks

Improving wages and tax cuts are yielding more spending, but consumers' lack of savings makes for a shaky foundation.

Workforce

Restaurants added 17,600 jobs last month

But the industry’s rate of hiring has slowed in recent months.

The operators of independent restaurants enjoy a latitude and authority their counterparts on the chain side couldn’t imagine exercising. But maybe they should.

Think back 30 years ago. Johnson was president. "Bonanza" was a top-rated TV show. "Up, Up and Away" by the 5th Dimension was blaring from transistor radios, and the median family income was less than $10,000.

FALLS CHURCH, VA - The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) expressed its disappointment with a congressman's vacillation over an...

When Giorgio Kolaj came to the United States from Italy in 1970 with dreams of opening a pizza shop, he never imagined he'd one day fly to Hong Kong to open franchises

The lousy economy could mean good news for chains with cash to expand.

NPD’s CREST®, which has tracked consumer purchasing and consumption patterns at commercial restaurants since 1975, shows that in 2008 restaurant visits by...

CHICAGO, IL (Sept. 24)—The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has announced an approximately $576,000 investment package that...

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