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Bill Simon returns to Darden's board

Oct 16, 2014
Darden’s newest board member is an old board member...

Yum completes Banh Shop sign, logo change

Oct 13, 2014
Yum replaces sign, logos after controversy at emerging Banh Shop concept...

Ops snafus that most bug restaurant guests

Jul 22, 2014
What bugs restaurant guests the most? Dirty utensils, tables lead gripes in Consumer Reports survey...

Taco Bell motivates employees, customers to finish high school

Jul 18, 2014
Education is good for workers, and it’s good for business...

Papa John's gets its kicks

Jul 01, 2014
Papa John's centers half-off pizza giveaway on the other 'football'...

Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates

Jun 18, 2014
Average U.S. diner tips 18 percent, study indicates...

Paying it forward with training

May 21, 2014
Outside the minimum-wage debate, brands explore ways to drive sales by better training hourly workers...

MenuMasters winners put best feet forward

May 19, 2014
A stylish footwear trend seems to be developing among MenuMasters honorees...

West Coast innovation in spotlight at Restaurant High

May 12, 2014
Annual conference organized by Riley Lagesen of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from the West...

Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari-proposal vote

Apr 29, 2014
Cracker Barrel files official tally in Biglari sale proposal, showing it failed by more than 70.5 percent...

Oprah gets second billing?

Mar 21, 2014
Will Starbucks' new Teavana Oprah Chai Tea blend inspire more celebrity-branded menu items?...

Waging a different debate

Mar 21, 2014
In the clash between lawmakers, restaurateurs and protesters, a tiered minimum wage warrants investigation...

Insights about the success of powerful industry execs

Feb 10, 2014
What futurist Daniel Burrus and Starbucks' Howard Schultz and Chipotle's Steve Ells have in common. Hint: ideas about how to spin commodity straw...

Arby's deft punking at the Grammys

Jan 27, 2014
Arby's didn't just "get lucky" with its sharp tweet during Grammys broadcast...

Answers out of reach?

Jan 10, 2014
Does pulling marketing dollars from TV make sense for Red Lobster, Olive Garden?...
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