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The convenience of a hand-held breakfast has made the breakfast sandwich popular among the morning crowd. Some restaurants embracing the trend have turned breakfast sandwiches into an art form, chucking the boring egg sandwich for more inspired combinations.

Flavor is never out of season

Once upon a time, chefs relied on the foods grown in their own backyards, on their own farms, or obtained at the local farmer's market.

There are “new rules” to competing in the restaurant industry, attendees of the Restaurant Leadership Conference learned during an opening breakout session hosted by Darren Tristano and Ron Paul of Technomic Inc. They outlined 10 strategies for restaurateurs to consider.

These days, it seems everyone's on a special diet, or suffering from some food allergy, and they expect restaurants to cater to their every dietary whim.

Hominy is no longer taking a backseat to its parent, corn, or to masa, the ground up version of itself used to make tortillas. Ever increasingly, this alkali-treated form of corn is being featured in a variety of ways across restaurant menus.

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.

To make sure your promotions don’t go down and out, consider these tips.

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

Last year, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soup and pumpkin doughnuts dominated chain menus as LTOs and seasonal offerings. This year, it’s all about squash.

In compiling our second annual ranking of the fastest-growing up-and-coming restaurant chains in America —the ones tallying sales between $25 million and $50 million—we were struck by how many new growth stories there were to tell. Thirty-one of this year’s Future 50 growth chains, or 62 percent, are entirely new to the list. That tells us that the entrepreneurial spirit thrives in 2007, and that the restaurant business is still where it lives.

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