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Alaina Lancaster

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Alaina Lancaster

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Wendy’s and Burger King shift their discounting rumble to the Twittersphere

The brands trash-talk one another about which has the poor deal.


Quick service develops a falafel fetish

The chickpea fritters are suddenly the rage among fast casuals and smaller QSRS.

As consumers’ preferences tend toward social, transparent and authentic eating experiences, restaurateurs are designing smaller, faster and more open concepts.

While restaurateurs tack Spongebob Band-Aids to their wounds, lets take a second to reflect on the biggest legislative and regulatory blows of the year.

Seven Beef “steak shop” straddles the line between industrial and upscale and aims to match the city’s young, casual crowd in design and price point.

Il Fornaio hadn’t expanded its classic Italian concept for eight years. The economic downturn stalled growth, delayed further by a change in equity partners.

The appeal of labor-scheduling software over rudimentary spreadsheets for restaurants is clear: it saves time gives more control over scheduling.

Even in the face of rising wages and a slow economic rebound, Top 100 independents thrive by adapting with the times and flexing their survival skills.

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