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Andy Wiederhorn says his past has made him a federal target

The CEO of Johnny Rockets owner Fat Brands again denied recently published allegations of inappropriate spending and suggested his past may have led to the federal investigation.


5 ethnic food and drink trends impacting the menu

Consumers are eager to explore more global flavors and cuisines. Here’s how restaurants can appeal to their expanded palates.

Global relishes are poised for growth as operators increasingly use condiments to differentiate.

One of the fastest-growing segments in fast casual is “specialty," as operators look to carve out their own niche in underrepresented cuisines such as Middle Eastern and fusion rather than compete in the crowded mainstream sectors. Here’s a look at some recently launched specialty fast casuals, from an Asian-Texas restaurant to a Roman pizza-sandwich concept.

French foods and concepts are “tres chic” right now.

Restaurant Business’ latest openings roundup includes outposts from international chains, restaurants specializing in ethnic fare, plus more to keep an eye on, including a revamped Planet Hollywood.

See what’s driving diners to the morning meal as breakfast consumption dwindles.