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4 ways to make veggies shine

With flexitarian diets in vogue, operators must make their veggie offerings stand out.


Everything you need to know about regional U.S. pizza styles

Pizza may be a national staple, but its different styles vary based on regions, from the Quad Cities to New Haven. With regional menu items such as Nashville chicken popping up on menus, could pizza be the next regional hit?

The three were selected for IFMA's Silver Plate award, making them in effect finalists for the industry's operator of the year honor.

More than 1,000 top-level chain executives came together to compare approaches to common problems and opportunities. The resulting discussions at the Restaurant Leadership Conference covered a lot of ground, including the latest challenges in building off-premise sales.

Just in time for warmer weather, operators are mixing up new riffs on sangria.

The pizza chain rolled out a pay-at-the-table feature for dine-in guests through its app

The former Ruby Tuesday executive will take over for the retired G.J. Hart.

Food trucks fill the streets and parking lots of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin and Portland, Ore. Los Angeles alone counts 9,000 food trucks and carts, including branded vehicles from California Pizza Kitchen and Carl’s Jr. Yet when Ray Villaman, moderator of a trucks panel at the Restaurant Leadership Conference, asked who in the audience has or plans to launch a food truck, only a few hands were raised.

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