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Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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Newcomers to the retro luncheonette

The old-school lunch counter is undergoing a rebirth. The luncheonette design makes smart business sense in an ever-challenging restaurant economy.


Australian coffee concepts invade the U.S.

They're coming from a land Down Under to make their mark on the coffee cafe segment.

The fast-casual tidal wave continues.

Almost every food media and critic issues a list of top restaurants. A new ranking uses the standouts among those lists as the basis for what it says is the authoritative rundown of the industry's best places. Here's our analysis of how they earned that distinction.

In an upscale riff on grab-and-go, some operators are adding picnic blankets, silverware and even a bike tour to off-premise options.

As airports around the country elevate their F&B offerings, is it worth it for a concept to open airport outposts? And what should brands expect once they do?

Tipsy Robot is betting the efficiency and novelty of its cyborg bartenders will be the foundation for a new concept.

From French bistros to all-day brunch to Danny Meyer's latest, here are the new concepts worth watching.

Operators are employing science, Instagrammable presentations, off-premise innovation and more to drive scoop sales.

It’s an unlikely success story—a Cinderella saga of how a concept transformed from a New York City hot dog cart to the country’s fastest-growing small chain.

With every class of up-and-coming concepts comes a fresh crop of common threads that tie them together.

The Future 50 uncovers industry insights around where the hot upstarts are germinating and other commonalities.

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