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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Emerging Trends Fueled By Independent Restaurants

CHICAGO (September 27, 2011 - PR Newswire)—A new report released by Technomic examines the menus of 100 independent restaurants across the U.S to identify...

A half dozen "aha" moments from MenuDirections

New ideas and trends can bubble up from the non-commercial side of food service as much as they trickle down from restaurants, as Senior Editor Pat Cobe discovered at a recent conference for food service directors.

The proponent of fast-food with a difference is working with the organization, a group dedicated to slowing down and savoring a meal, to promote school gardens and learning about the sources of food.

The benefit will expand in scope from salaried employees to all workers on July 1. The chain also will provide tuition reimbursement.

The focus has shifted to why customers should come back.

Systemwide meetings can serve many purposes—damage control, ideation, recognition, training—but do you need a meeting? Is your message being understood?

Dispatches from the restaurant battleground show how some of the biggest names in the business are coping with the industry's difficult conditions.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

Some CEOs are turned off by activist investors and their short-term focus, says RB's The Bottom Line.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen in September, making it unofficially "official" that fast-casual Asian chains are a...

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