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P.F. Chang’s amps up Chinese New Year promos

Feb 03, 2016
Donations will be made from special menu items and social-media postings...
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McDonald's to fix menu item cheesing off customers

Jan 28, 2016
McDonald's works to fix cheese-less mozzarella sticks at some locations...

Burger King Miss Universe tweet is a crowning achievement

Dec 22, 2015
Blog: Burger King posts a crowning-achievement tweet in Miss Universe flub...
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Experts unimpressed with Chipotle's crisis management

Dec 10, 2015
Blog: Chipotle co-CEO Steve Ells makes first televised apology...

Restaurant brands come bearing gifted packaging

Dec 09, 2015
Brands ranging from KFC to Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts offer special holiday packaging...

One stands as the No. 1 fastest-growing party size, OpenTable finds

Nov 09, 2015
Analysis shows reservations for solo diners increased 62% in past 2 years...

5 tech innovations changing the restaurant business

Nov 04, 2015
What’s next: Telepresence robots, cognitive computing, delivery by drone and more...
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New Pizza Hut uniforms suit crew to a T

Oct 26, 2015
Blog: Pizza Hut changes crew uniforms with input from team...

Fast-casual Pizza Tour part II

Sep 25, 2015
Pie Five gains momentum as RAVE sets sights on acquisition...

A tour of fast-casual pizza in LA

Sep 16, 2015
Visiting six fast-casual pizza concepts in one day in Los Angeles offers insight into the players competing for national domination....

Dine Out shines spotlight on generosity

Sep 04, 2015
Blog: Dine Out for No Kid Hungry helps power Share Our Strength toward goal of ending childhood hunger...

Facing a 'war on talent,' Wendy's looks to technology

Aug 06, 2015
Blog: Rising labor costs bringing about much-needed efficiency efforts...

Why is Chanticleer Holdings buying up burger concepts?

Aug 04, 2015
Blog: Why does Chanticleer Holdings Inc., a Hooters operator, keep buying up small burger concepts?...

Yes, $15 an hour would raise prices

Jul 31, 2015
Blog: Purdue study says $15 fast-food wages would generate at least 4.3-percent price hike...

Famous Dave's gets an interesting new director

Jul 28, 2015
Blog: Famous Dave's named Anand Gala — a franchisee — to its board of directors...


Lisa Jennings

Follow @livetodineout From the Los Angeles office, Lisa Jennings covers companies based in the West, including California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Alaska and...

Ron Ruggless

Ron Ruggless covers the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He joined Nation's Restaurant News in 1992 after working 10 years in...
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