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Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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Restaurants get an early start on Valentine’s Day

Eight operators are betting on extended holiday promotions to get couples and even friends and families in the door.


Restaurants’ top menu deals and discounts this winter

Chains are doubling up on new dollar menus and value meals to spark sales during this slower time of year.

While many operators are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday next month, others might want to jumpstart the weekend by celebrating National Homemade Soup Day on Feb. 4.

The recipes here include new takes on two favorites—guacamole and chicken wings—along with a few surprises that are sure to win points with hungry fans.

To hit the top menu trends, no foodservice kitchen should be without these ingredients.

Women and millennials with children are particularly receptive to takeout, and touting bundled meals as an easy family dinner solution can help appeal to those groups.

Late last year, BJ’s revamped its better-for-you menu to put more focus on nutrient-packed choices. One of the first items to get a makeover was the salmon quinoa bowl.

As we head into mid-January, healthy eating may still be top of mind for many diners. Nevertheless, a majority of consumers veer toward indulgence when at restaurants.

Bartenders are mixing up modern takes on the mudslide and other cocktails.

These are the predictions that built the most consensus among restaurant industry forecasters.

A look back at the most surprising, fun and thought-provoking menu fare at chains this past year.

While the lunch menu at San Antonio’s Granary ‘Cue & Brew focuses on classic local dishes, chef-owner Tim Rattray is all about bringing international flavor.

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