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This week’s 5 head-spinning moments: Screeching U-turns

Chiropractors' delights this week included suggestions Chipotle may scrap its burger venture, a backfire for Burger King on a new form of advertising, a rethink of delivery by Taco Bell and a potentially devastating threat to alcohol sales.

Technology

7 surprising things learned at FSTEC

From the first keynote speaker’s revelation that Tesla has plans to drive into the restaurant space, surprising comments and implications kept FSTEC attendees’ ears and eyes open.

Another fast-casual chain cuts the greenbacks for efficiency.

There never seems to be enough time in the day. The dynamics of foodservice are accelerating. It's impossible to keep up with all the changes in the competition, training methods, technology, inventory, pricing, and customer needs...

While the cooling fundamentals haven’t changed much in refrigeration equipment, the units have evolved in size, form and function to protect food at every stage.

Many diners now opt for a single, all-encompassing eating and entertainment experience in one locale. And bars and restaurants are stepping up to the plate, equipping their spaces with sophisticated, hi-tech entertainment systems.

Great ideas we've seen from the restaurant industry.

From cutting fees to killing fraud. What you need to know.

First, it was Web sites and email marketing. Now, it’s all about mobile phones, smart coupons that know your location and sites and services that hook straight into local communities. Restaurants aren’t just places to grab some grub anymore. They are active participants in the social conversation with legions of tech-savvy customers.

Steak, chicken, fish, burgers—all of these are menu staples, and all of them reach flavor perfection when broiled. That’s why the broiler has become an indispensable piece of equipment.

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