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Restaurants take the dare of revamping signatures


The free-standing building with a drive-thru could be one of several new formats for growth.

New statistics show that 62,100 jobs were added by eating and drinking places, or roughly 1 of every 4 positions created economywide.

The Bottom Line: As customers returned to Starbucks, revenue from unspent gift cards did, too, providing the coffee giant with a weird and profitable source of funds.

Marketing Bites: The ketchup maker will reimburse diners for their restaurant tips if they push for the Heinz condiment; also, celebrity deals, poké tryouts and Elf on the Shelf.