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Drinks with a plus

The category of “plus” beverages has surged far beyond sports drinks—it’s huge and growing bigger every year.

Food

2014 Foodservice Handbook

he Foodservice Handbook benchmarks the performance of such diverse grab-and-go sources as c-stores, supermarkets and drugstores. Here are some of the gauges it provides on restaurants.

Menus from restaurants featured in the August issue of Restaurant Business magazine

Foodservice manufacturers introduced an array of new equipment at last week’s NAFEM Show in Anaheim, much of it boasting digital controls and “smart” operating systems. Several companies showed attendees how to integrate their equipment into a concept-within-a-concept as a way of solving a problem or exploiting an opportunity. Here are three examples.

Then fight it. Tactics for beating burnout in yourself and your staff.Restaurants have long been notorious for the chew ’em up and spit ’em out impact on...

At a time when the country is seeing established, successful concepts close or relocate because of rapidly escalating rents, operators are focusing on other ways to make a lease still work for them.

Start your blenders Frosties, smoothies, frappes, milkshakes, slushes - call them what you will, frozen drinks are hot. Cool debuts are in the news, like...

Restaurants use consultants all the time. And just as routinely, they pay more than what might be necessary. Here are some tips for keeping the costs in check.

Links to menus from restaurants featured in stories in the February 2010 issue of Restaurant Business magazine.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

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