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Restaurants’ new legal obligations

Here’s a sampling of the restaurant-relevant laws and regulations that went into effect with the New Year.

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Serving up technology

Today’s diners can be as picky about tech tools as they are about their food. Here are some of the technologies that diners say will get them in the door.

The new crop of food service products helps you run your operation more efficiently and safely … and a surprising number do it without taking a big chunk out of your bottom line. Here are a few new products to help your everyday operations—all for $60 or less.

A restaurant’s success depends on many factors, but maintaining proper safety and sanitation standards is at the top of the list.

Not long ago, most restaurants could get by with a simple pop-up toaster. But along came bagels, croissants and Texas toast. And then toasted sandwiches grew wildly popular. So how do you find the best toaster to suit your needs today?

Whether you’re grilling in your kitchen or outdoors, here’s how to find the grill that’s right for your operation.

These wine-on-tap systems work like the beer-on-tap systems already used in many bars and restaurants.

It may be hard to outdo Chicago’s Boarding House restaurant for a nontraditional use of glassware—9,063 wine glasses are suspended from the ceiling as part of a shimmering light fixture. While that may be a bit “over the top,” many restaurants are using glassware for other things besides beverages.

Ruby Tuesday’s narrowly-averted cheese-biscuit apocalypse demonstrates how social media’s role is evolving from marketing to operations.

ALPHARETTA, GA (June 20, 20130—F.A.B., Inc. (Frosty Acres Brands), the national foodservice marketing and purchasing cooperative for independent...