Year in review


The best of the 'A Deeper Dive' podcast

A Deeper Dive: This special look back at 2023 features clips from some of the year’s best episodes, including marketing, tipping, delivery, inflation and hot growth concepts.


The biggest restaurant stories of 2023

California sets the stage for a new wage; Subway’s never-ending sale saga; the tipping conundrum and Boston Market’s mismanagement highlight the year’s top developments.

Here are a few concepts to watch in 2024. Some have only barely gotten started, but they promise big things.

The restaurant business said goodbye to a cheeseburger fiend who could also play guitar, the Buster of Dave & Buster's and the genius who came up with the Double-Double. Here's a list of the deaths that made the industry a poorer place.

2023 saw a lot of menu activity and unique food and drink launches. But many operators stuck with perennial favorites for LTOs.

The year was a big one for tech adoption. But restaurant operations were picky about what capabilities and advances they embraced.

In this season of attempting to peek around the corner to see what's ahead, here are predictions from the editors of Restaurant Business.

Here are the year’s best stories from RB editors, featuring everything from key menu trends to major investigations, inside stories of major regulatory efforts and fascinating new technology.

New challenges emerged, especially downtown, while many operators looked back wistfully at bygone times, their hands held out for help on costs.

Independent restaurant operators are creatives, by nature, and kept new and exciting concepts coming, despite economic headwinds.

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