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Consumers welcome increased menu transparency

A majority of diners approve of the new healthcare bill requiring all restaurants with 20 or more locations to include calorie counts on menus, according to new research from Mintel.

Operations

Delivery backlash and 4 other head-spinning moments

The dash for off-premise business is taking a detour around third-party delivery. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler isn't making restaurateurs laugh, R&D kitchens are cooking up some unusual new products, and the drug epidemic is prompting some controversial changes in operations.

Whispers of optimism are filling the dining-sphere as we embark on a new year. There's no question that a different reality still permeates the restaurant...

Sandwiches are undergoing exciting flavor and quality upgrades on every level—from breads to fillings and condiments. New sandwich trends are driven by artisan and sustainable ingredients, the desire to eat seasonally and more healthfully, and the celebration of regional and global foods and flavors.

RICHMOND, Va. (May 25, 2011 - Associated Press)—First came organic, then free-range, then local.Now discerning diners with a penchant for spending a...

Despite the specialty coffee craze at limited-service restaurants, regular hot coffee still accounts for the highest level of reported consumption among...

ROSEMONT, IL (November 10, 2011 - Marketwire)—US Foods announced the chef team from New York University (NYU) Medical Center has won the 2011 Healthcare...

Promotions: Chicken Fried Steak Day Pasta Plate from Hell Guest chef Cooking classes Weight loss competition Local-music CD Happy hour app Gluten-free...

RYE BROOK, NY (April 24, 2012 - Marketwire)—Recently, as part of National Nutrition Month, Branford Public Schools (BPS), CT, teamed up with a local...

With a change in ownership in 2010, Daphne’s Greek Café became Daphne’s California Greek, a fresh, healthy Mediterranean-Californian concept.

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