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How to spot an up-and-coming neighborhood early

Every city’s got a Motor Row. On Chicago’s Near South Side, it’s block after block of boarded-up car dealerships. Now, it’s blossoming into an entertainment district, and some of the city’s top restaurateurs are eyeing its empty buildings.

Consumer Trends

What’s hot in Arizona

Where to eat, from fancy to food trucks.

Converted repair shops give way to unique design.

As consumers’ preferences tend toward social, transparent and authentic eating experiences, restaurateurs are designing smaller, faster and more open concepts.

Within the appetizer mealpart, all product categories have dropped in year-over-year mentions except one: fries.

Overall, the varied menu category is flat, up .3% in sales to $23.9 billion and .5% in units to 7,792.

When it comes to restaurant brands, the sales leaders are not always consumers’ favorites for a variety of reasons. Chains best at parlaying customer satisfaction into sales are hard to beat.

KANSAS CITY (March 18, 2010)—U.S. Foodservice-Kansas City has wrapped up a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its Topeka distribution facility.The extra space...

Chains with winning sales numbers do these three things for their GMs.

As the weather gets warmer, Margarita sipping becomes more popular. Although the lime-flavored classic still tops cocktail orders, these places are shaking up refreshing variations.

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