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CEOs spill their sales secrets

Here’s a sampling of the business boosters and cost cutters that restaurant chain executives revealed to investors this earnings-report season.

Food delivery gets the Uber treatment

UberEATS expands to New York City and Chicago this week

Upper Lakes Foods, No. 28 on the ID Top 50 list, is Minnesota's largest independent distributorship. Founded in 1967 by the late Larry Sorensen, Upper Lakes...

As sushi continues its conquest of the mainstream, it’s becoming more and more clear that raw fish was only the first wave of a Japanese culinary invasion. Over the past two to three years, one Japanese concept after another has hit our shores with only a passing glance toward sushi—if there’s any recognition at all. They are authentic, specialized and high concept.

It used to be that spring and summer menus had the monopoly on fresh fruits and vegetables—especially in restaurants north of the sunbelt.

Beef 'O' Brady's has signed a five-year agreement with Sysco Corporation as its primary food distributor. Beginning in March 2012, Sysco will serve 185 Beef...

More Americans are abandoning the traditional "family dinner" and group restaurant meal to eat alone, according to a recent report by Bellevue, Wash.-based The Hartman Group. The conversations across the table with family and friends are being replaced by social media, claims the report.

A Harvard bioengineer named David Edwards invented edible packaging called WikiCells that can enclose any food or beverage “like a grape skin."

Opinions among operators and consumers about reservations-selling apps have been mixed. Here's a guide to the controversies and players.

Chains are scrambling to develop phone apps, pay-at-the-table options and other digital whistles and bells. But which of those do customers really want?

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