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Eggnog for teetotalers

This sweet, creamy holiday drink is a crowd pleaser with or without the added bourbon kick. These places are incorporating the flavor of eggnog in festive treats—mostly sans alcohol.

Here's a tip: Fast-casual lacks definition

A group of panelists at an analysts' conference here couldn't seem to agree on a strict definition for fast-casual, said to be the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry.

Deals are no longer driving restaurant traffic, according to a recent report from the Chicago-based NPD Group. In fact, customers perceive discounted meals offered over a prolonged time period as regular pricing—not a bargain.

American mothers, all 82.5 million of them, are—surprise!—quite often swayed by the whims and desires of their children.

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