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Special Reports

Special Reports

How We Got Here: 1990s

When war broke out with Iraq over its invasion of Kuwait, U.S. restaurants braced for a downturn in traffic.

Special Reports

Concepts gone but not forgotten

Bold attempts to disrupt the business often fizzled, but not before influencing the industry’s direction.

As the entities continue to work together to support the industry, a formal document sets out the rules of interaction.

Here's what Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo learned trekking through 100 years of the restaurant industry.

A deep dive into the industry’s history sheds light on where we’re going.

The eruption of World War II brought shortages of food, equipment and labor—precisely as demand for meals prepared outside the home soared to 60 million meals per day, triple the prewar level. Some es...

The decade kicked off with an industrywide promotional campaign that would live on for years and whose tagline would ultimately be “borrowed” by the city of Chicago for its tourism promotion efforts: “We’re Glad You’re Here.”

The National Restaurant Association undertook a program to polish the industry’s image.

A look back at Day One of the Association and its constituency.

Innovators that dared to challenge the norm had a major impact on operations.

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