Waffle House

Waffle House co-founder dies at age 97

Joe Rogers, Sr., was working at a Toddle House when he decided he had a better idea.


A nation of nibblers

More and more Americans are patronizing restaurants differently these days, opting to make a meal of shareable appetizers, small plates, inventive bar food or coffee and a snack. According to Chicago-based market research company Technomic, only 5 percent of consumers are now eating three square meals a day.

The concept added gift cards for the first time at the end of 2016

The 2012 Future 50 has distinguished itself as being one of the most varied collections of menus we’ve ever featured in our annual ranking of the fastest growing small chains in the country. The largest menu category represented—“varied menu”—typifies this.

The quick-service chain is also planning a permanent memorial at the unit where the shooting occurred.

Chefs in foodservice operations of all stripes are bringing distinct culinary experiences to their catering customers, offering everything from farm-to-fork menus to boxed lunches to deluxe sit-downs.

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