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Mike Isabella Concepts declares bankruptcy

The celebrity chef says publicity over a sexual harassment lawsuit led to a sales decline and lost development deals.

Marketing

This week's restaurant nightmares: Real or fake?

Some of the industry's biggest names were smeared this week by developments that seemed too far-out to be true. That's because they weren't. Except for those court developments.

Key actions to take to keep websites ADA compliant.

The licensees will be party along with the franchisor to a class-action suit alleging wage theft, a weird twist on "joint employer."

The action could be a test of local jurisdictions' ability to adopt disclosure requirements while the federal mandate is on hold until May. Industry officials fear that restaurant chains may be subject to a patchwork of regulatory obligations and penalties.

Nightmares may not go away for years, as some restaurants learned this week.

Don't let a negative grade from the health inspector wreak havoc on your reputation.

Approximately 110 million customers' credit card or personal information was hijacked in the Target data breach that occurred this past holiday season

No matter whether you’re an experienced restaurateur or just starting up, it’s smart to have ready access to a lawyer—or lawyers, especially as your business grows.

Celiacs may have spurred demand for gluten-free menu options, but experts say that only 1 percent of the 44 million people estimated to be in the gluten-free audience have celiac disease. While some of these consumers may be gluten intolerant, research shows that about 29 percent simply perceive gluten-free as a healthier way to eat.