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

The broiling point

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.


Cooling trend

New efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, published in a final rule by the U.S. Department of Energy in April, may ease the pain.

New-age kitchen gadgets shave time off guest interactions.

Here are the questions converts and others close to the situation suggest restaurateurs ask themselves before deciding if a labor surcharge is right for their operation.

Chain taking its homemade root beer to the Midwestern small towns where it all started.

No diner wants to be left out in the cold, even if they're early. Advice Guy offers some solutions.

The chain plans to open up to 1,000 of the upscale units, which serve liqueur and Italian baked goods.

There are ways to get information from a guest without seeming creepy, Advice Guy says.

Honesty might not always be the best policy, as this week's roundup of nightmares attests.

In the last few years, the build-your-own Chipotle-style fast casuals really hit their stride, expanding into almost any type of cuisine people could think of.

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