Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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Beverage

Applebee's elevates the bar experience with new partnerships, premium options

A celebrity-branded mezcal makes its debut in three approachable and affordable signature cocktails.

Food

The Trader Joe's effect: How the grocery chain is a gateway to global flavors for restaurant customers

With its accessible and affordable array of international products, Trader Joe’s opens consumers’ palates to unfamiliar cuisines. But it can work both ways, say operators—restaurants also provide taste experiences that benefit retail sales.

The fast-growing chain expands its core menu for the first time since its start as a parking lot pop-up seven years ago.

The menu offers 10 items priced at $3 or less, including several options for vegetarians and flexitarians.

The drinks category continues to grow, with three new additions and one returning favorite coming to the menu Monday.

Taste Tracker: Winter specials warm up Bonefish Grill; Dunkin’ and Salt & Straw chill out; MOD Pizza and Papa Johns tout new pies; and more menu news of the week.

NYC’s ilili opened 15 years ago, inspired by a family’s culinary and hospitality legacy and the drive for an elevated restaurant experience.

Behind the Menu: The eatertainment chain aims to enhance the experience for all family members at its venues, and food is a big part of the upgrade.

The fast casual collaborated with Amanda Cohen, chef-owner of the NYC vegan restaurant, to develop the limited-time salad.

The drive-in chain pairs peanut butter and bacon in a very limited-time cheeseburger and shake.

Lynsi Snyder, CEO of the secretive burger chain, shared news of the beverage additions on Instagram.

After unwrapping presents and getting out of PJs, families come for big breakfasts and homestyle meals at the chain’s locations, which traditionally stay open on Dec. 25.

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