The new math of the Red Lobster deal

Putting a value on Red Lobster isn’t a done deal in the view of some Darden Restaurant shareholders. And the only things sharper than their pencils appear to be their tongues.


Ticket to dine

Ticketing is catching on among upscale restaurants as the latest dining trend, but experts predict the practice will spread.

The beef on that burger is costing restaurants more this year, but asking customers to pay for the ketchup or mayo they squirt on top is not the way to offset high prices.

New details of the retail giant’s restaurant threat was just one of the reasons why chiropractors were exchanging high-fives.

From c-store hires to tickets replacing reservations and McDonald’s unflinchingly disclosing what it’s selling, the restaurant industry looked at times like it was in a different business.

If the staff yells “Nerd alert!” every time you enter the room, read this now.

Neck braces were needed this week after chains signaled a major shift in their value strategies, Panera disclosed intentions to drop its one-size-fits-all mentality and Jack in the Box discovered a lot can happen in a minute, never mind two.

If a restaurant staff knew how much a broken dish or glass cost to replace, they might be more careful when handling it—especially if they benefited from the savings in breakage.

Restaurants take bytes, lemons get a bad rap, Starbucks makes a case for steroid testing, few brrr’s about the cold and how Chipotle is serving the flexitarian.

A recent 15 percent jump in the price of shrimp is affecting every restaurant segment, from seafood-centric QSRs to high-end steak houses.

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