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Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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Food

Two more chicken sandwiches take flight and beverages grab the menu spotlight

Taste Tracker: Cowboy Chicken and Portillo’s debut chicken sandwiches; sweet sipping at Dairy Queen and Baskin-Robbins; Applebee’s latest margaritas; and new mashups flavor menus.

Food

Higher meat prices push restaurants to create more cost-effective plates

New cuts, buying strategies and menu ideas can help operators get the most bang for their meat buck.

Operators say hiring has become their top problem again, even with nearly 2 million former restaurant workers still out of a job.

VP of Culinary Jason Knoll focuses on seasonality and balances indulgence with health to craft successful dishes and drinks.

The chicken chain is investing $19 million in employees’ continuing education this year.

After nearly a year of unpredictable supply and erratic costs, what’s in store for operators now?

The fast casual is expanding its reach into nontraditional channels with the acquisition.

Taste tracker: Del Taco is sweet on chipotle; steak and shrimp partner up at Panda Express; new spins on pizza at Pizza Inn, Round Table and Cosi; and a no-joke cocktail for April Fool’s Day.

With the restaurant industry slowed by the pandemic, chefs, managers and servers are running productive businesses on Instagram, using the platform to market and sell signature items.

Franchisee and corporate donations will total 1 million pieces of chicken to those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

The final contender in our chicken sandwich challenge gets its chance to wow the tasting panel.

Taste Tracker: Lettuce Entertain You’s celebratory takeout meals; Easter ham packages at Cowboy Chicken and Bob Evans; Steak 48 does brunch; and hotels catch the holiday spirit.

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