New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology

Sweetgreen's robotic makelines show 10% sales lift

But the multi-tier Sweetpass subscription program is not showing results. CEO Jonathan Neman says it needs to be simpler.


Food halls: A fad still figuring it out

Nancy and Lisa debate the up and downsides of these multi-concept outlets that are a leading cause of Choice Paralysis.

The company formerly known as Focus Brands is now GoTo Foods and a "platform business." What does that really mean for franchisees of Cinnabon, McAlister's Deli, Carvel, Jamba, Schlotzsky's, Auntie Anne's and Moe's Southwest Grill?

Advice Guy: RB’s operations expert says it’s OK to write off research meals. But expensing date night is a no-no.

The locally owned independent restaurants are recognized for quality food, timeless appeal and their ability to reflect the character of their communities.

To celebrate the venture fund's two-year anniversary, the fast-casual chain commits another $50 million to bring the investment pool to $100 million.

Dual locations have generated strong returns overseas and could provide a spark to the chains’ domestic development.

The Mediterranean fast casual is planning to enhance restaurant ambiance to make locations more inviting for dine-in. Also steak is coming to the menu.

Technomic’s new State of the Menu report recommends actions chain operators can take to move their menus forward this year.

Now comes the hard work of lapping a strong first year as a public company, but the fast-casual chain is well positioned for more "normalized" growth.

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