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All bottled water is not created equal. Don’t be fooled by a pretty label showing the Rocky Mountains or a pristine lake; that bottle may just as likely contain city tap water.

Taking the mystery out of olive oil

Like wine, no two olive oils are exactly alike. Each oil is distinct, a unique product of soil, climate, olive type (there are at least 60 varieties of olives) and processing method. And like wine, olive oil is a changing, “living food."

Griddles are fairly basic: a thick steel plate is heated from below, allowing you to grill and sauté on a big flat surface. Today, that basic formula is being tricked out with new features.

We've rooted around beneath the sales reps, the pricing strategies and the cost structures of foodservice distributors to see how things really work.

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

Restaurant Business is pleased to announce the Best New Products of 2004.

With so many new features out there, it's a good idea to understand what you need before you buy. Here's a guide to walk you through the process.

While the rest of the world cries at the gas pump, Jonathan Pratt, a restaurant owner in Westchester County, New York, is singing the praises of a cheap new alternative fuel: "It saves me money, it improves the lifespan of the motor, its lubricity is better than diesel's, it doesn't pollute—and it smells good."

Some call them Millennials, others Generation Y. Most often, they're known as the Echo Boomers. The offspring of the Baby Boom generation, they form the next big wave rolling down America's demographic curve. Born between 1977 and 1995, they number at least 25 million more than Gen X (or the Baby Bust), the cohort that came of age in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hear that echo in the distance? They're coming. They're a stampede of new consumers, 75 million strong, and they're unlike any herd that's ever hit your...