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Lisa Jennings

Executive Editor

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Lisa Jennings

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Let the restaurant trend-prediction season begin

The annual trend report from AF&Co. and Carbonate kicks off the season of looking at what’s hot on menus and what’s on the rise.


Sweetgreen to test fully automated restaurants next year

Using the Spyce technology acquired last year, the fast-casual concept said the robotic makelines could be “transformative.”

The chicken wing chain's chief revenue and technology officer is moving to a CEO position, but where she is going has not been revealed.

A new smaller urban prototype opens in New York City, and will soon be joined by a no-dine-in Panera To Go.

The former Maggiano's president will helm the growing parent of Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade as it adds a third brand called Paco & Lime.

You’ve eaten your vegetables. Now you can have a gluten-free Crispy Rice Treat.

Growth in catering also helped the fast-casual chain reach record average unit volumes in the third quarter.

Earnings roundup: Travel rebound lifts Marriott; Noodles and El Pollo Loco push value; lower beef costs help Ruth’s; Pizza Inn’s owner remains profitable and the Texas heat hits Chuy’s.

President and CEO Michael Osanloo said its pricing strategy of lagging behind competitors is working.

Despite wage increases and tipping that has increased starting pay to about $20 per hour, the chain is struggling to staff up.

Former Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar president and COO will lead new growth for Detroit-style pizzeria.

The technology is still evolving and consumer interest may vary, but CEO Geoff Alexander wants to put the mostly virtual fast-casual brand on the meta map.

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