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Restaurant Industry Update: January 2014 - National Restaurant Association
The slow rise of a cupcake empire - Bloomberg
Tarek Maalouf set up London cupcake shop Hummingbird Bakery to revive his love of American baked goods.
KFC 'doubles down' on China - CNNMoney
Will the return of KFC's Double Down and the new Waffle Taco breakfast sandwich at Taco Bell boost sales in the U.S. too?
California drought and the price of produce - The New York Times
Weather conditions in the state are affecting a number of key crops.
Coffee production could be in jeopardy - CNN
Pests, rising heat and extreme weather may impact the supply of coffee in the future, and the industry is worried.
Quick-service chicken is a bargain - Bloomberg
Poultry prices benefit Kentucky Fried Chicken as it re-introduces its Double Down, as well as other chains.
Breakfast foods are getting pricier - Associated Press
The cost of morning staples like bacon, coffee and orange juice is on the rise because of global supply problems.
What do consumers look for in a restaurant?
The National Restaurant Association's 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast explores how consumers choose where to dine and other consumer trends.
Soaring prices make it hard to be a foodie - CNNMoney
Prices for common foods like coffee, dairy and beef have increased greatly over last year.
Restaurant Industry Update: March 2014 - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides an update on...
Fast food off-menu items uncovered - ABC News
Customers need to be in the know to order these dishes.
McDonald's closes shop in Crimea - Reuters
The quick-service chain closed three restaurants on April 4 in Crimea citing "manufacturing reasons."
U.S. employers add 192,000 jobs - Associated Press
The nation's unemployment remained at 6.7 percent.
How to turn a cup of coffee into a work of art - Bloomberg
Hear from a London-based barista to learn how coffee milk art is done.
Why these steaks cost more than silver in Hong Kong - Bloomberg
Wagyu farmers are betting that rising wealth in Asia will expand the market for premium beef.
Visiting Pollo Tropical's first Texas restaurant
brings Caribbean flavor...
Maple syrup makers tap into new technology - Associated Press
High vacuum tubing helps syrup makers draw more sap, and now, a new wireless surveillance system can alert them, remotely, if that tubing springs a...
Cupcakes, fresh out of the ATM - The Wall Street Journal
Sprinkles Cupcakes has opened a Cupcake ATM in New York City that dispenses the treats 24 hours a day.
Can Flynn McGarry open the best restaurant in the world? - The New York Times
Fifteen-year-old McGarry already hosts an acclaimed restaurant pop-up and cooks at lauded Los Angeles restaurant Alma.
Taco Bell takes breakfast beyond the border - The Wall Street Journal
Taco Bell introduced its new breakfast menu Thursday and its viral ad about the move made clear it's looking to beat out McDonald's.
Why McDonald's is paying for your coffee - CNNMoney
Taco Bell sent a clear shot into the heart of McDonald's breakfast menu yesterday with its own rollout of breakfast.
Waffle Taco leading Taco Bell's new breakfast push - Bloomberg
Brian Niccol, president at Taco Bell, discusses the potential impact of the chain's new breakfast menu on daily sales.
Text, call or email for your Starbucks latte - CNNMoney
Speaking on the topic of the digital revolution in retail, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sees a 'seismic change in consumer behavior.'
Sonic's stock booms - CNNMoney
Drive-in restaurants are retro-cool. And thanks to strong earnings and a fun ad campaign, shares of Sonic have been on a tear lately. But is it ove...
How Starbucks hooked Oprah - CNN Money
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses how he got Oprah Winfrey to partner with the Teavana brand.
Red Lobster, Olive Garden still struggling - CNN Money
Parent Darden Restaurants Inc. wants to spin off struggling Red Lobster, but Olive Garden is not doing well either.
How two guys built a lobster empire - Bloomberg
Jordan Elkin and Brian McGovern, co-founders of Homarus, explain how they built a crustacean empire.
Grant Achatz on a 'rewarding' career - CNN
The chef/restaurateur owns Chicago restaurants Alinea and Next, and the bar Aviary.
Cronuts and cookies: Creating the next food craze - Bloomberg
Cronut creator Dominique Ansel and Lee Schrager, founder and director of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, discuss great pastry and creating...
No holes in Krispy Kreme stock - CNN Money
The doughnut concept has surged over 15 percnet in the first few trading days of 2013.
Feta fight: U.S., Europe battle over cheese names - Associated Press
As part of trade talks, the E.U. wants to ban the use of names associated with Europe — like Parmesan, Gorgonzola and feta — on cheese products mad...
How Big Gay Ice Cream came to be - CNN Money
The concept that began in New York City has since blossomed into a brand with storefronts on both coasts.
Computational creativity - IBM
IBM Research is exploring whether a computer can be creative by designing a machine that can create surprising yet flavorful recipe ideas no cookbo...
Oscar pizza deliverer speaks out - CNN
Edgar Martirosyan of Los Angeles' Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria was made famous after Ellen DeGeneres had him deliver pizzas during the Oscars.
Restaurant Industry Update: February 2014 - National Restaurant Association
Optimism about the year ahead drove a modest gain in...
Celebrity chefs expanding, rebuilding their brands - Bloomberg
Paula Deen is among chefs looking to grow or repair their brands.
Oysters make a comeback - The New York Times
The trend is, at least in part, the result of a rapid growth of oyster farms on the East and West Coasts.
Taco Bell joins the quick-service breakfast battle - ABC News
The new breakfast menu
challenges McDonald's Egg M...
Cecilia Chiang on bringing Chinese food to U.S. - Associated Press
The woman who accidentally brought authentic Chinese food to America, now 94-years-old, was celebrated recently at the South Beach Wine and Food Fe...
Chicago-style pizzeria opens in New York - Bloomberg
Emmett Burke, founder of Emmett's in New York CIty, discusses the deep-dish pizza battle.
Farmers facing drought disaster - CNN
Farmers out West are facing a drought of historic proportions.
Creating a pizza that can last years - Associated Press
Researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years.
Dumb Starbucks all dumb, free inside - Bloomberg
A parody of the coffeehouse chain opened in Los Angeles.
Subway to remove chemical from bread - CNN
The sandwich chain says it is removing a controversial chemical, which is used in yoga mats, from its bread.
Centerplate taps local trend in Denver
The onsite foodservice provider opens a garden at the Colorado Convention Center.
Centerplate offers gourmet food at auto show
Local food was on the menu at the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
What is 'gay food'? - Distinc.tt
NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn hosts
a panel discussion about "gay food"...
Customer gives 3 waitresses $5,000 tips - Associated Press
A customer at a restaurant in Northern Illinois surprised three waitresses with big tips.
Trading Wall Street for ice cream - CNBC
Jon Snyder's Il Laboratorio del Gelato is one of New York City's top-rated ice cream makers.
The multimillionaire and his donut shop - Bloomberg
Buzzy Geduld's Donut Pub in New York City turns 50 this year.
2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast - National Restaurant Association
The NRA's Hudson Riehle summarizes
what the i...
Restaurant Industry Update: January 2014 - National Restaurant Association
The NRA's Hudson Riehle provides an update on
the latest Res...
Pharrell's hat trick steals the show - CNN
Arby's took advantage on Twitter
of a strikingly similar hat worn by a...
Obama to Congress: Give America a raise - Bloomberg
President Barack Obama proposed
raising the federal min...
Bruegger's unveils new prototype
The updated flagship design
features a "bake theater" and ...
Kids at high-end restaurants - Chicago Tribune
Recently, a crying baby disturbed patrons at renowned Chicago fine-dining restaurant Alinea, prompting debate over bringing young children to resta...
Inside The Cheesecake Factory culture - CNNMoney
Employees who "ooze hospitality" are in hot demand at The Cheesecake Factory.
McDonald's asks loitering elderly patrons to leave - PIX 11 News
The quick-service chain has drawn ire from the Korean community in New York City for asking elderly patrons who loiter for hours to leave.
Boston Market chief brand officer discusses turnaround - Chief Chats
Sara Bittorf breaks down the brand's 35 consecutive months of positive sales and a push to elevate the customer experience.
Chipotle and Panera are gaining fast on McDonald's - WSJ Live
The fast-casual chains continue to perform well as traditional quick-service brands like McDonald's struggle with waning consumer confidence.
Brooke Johnson: Cablevision taking 'hard line' on Scripps - Bloomberg
Brooke Johnson, president of the Scripps Networks Inc.'s Food Network channel, discusses the status of negotiations with the cable operator.
McDonald's CEO calls beverage strategy 'phenomenal' - Bloomberg
Don Thompson, president and COO at the time of this interview, discusses the quick-service chain's beverage platform and outlook.
Buffalo Wild Wings' Sally Smith talks consumers, executives
The casual-dining operator's chief executive discusses bridging the gap between consumers and the CEO role.
Starbucks CEO wants to 'reinvent tea' - CNNMoney
Howard Schultz discusses the company's new tea venture, Teavana, and responds to criticism about high prices in China stores.
Howard Schultz explains Starbucks' goals - CNN
The Starbucks CEO explains how the company aims to be a positive factor in America and its communities.
Chipotle profit heats up as it draws more diners - Associated Press
The fast-casual operator says its profit rose 15 percent in the third quarter as more customers flocked to its restaurants for burritos, tacos and ...
Chipotle: Tips for success - OPEN Forum
Chairman, founder and co-CEO Steve Ells discusses strategies for success.
Sriracha: The world's hottest hot sauce - Bloomberg
The condiment is showing up in products from vodka to lollipops.
The most exclusive restaurant is not where you think - Bloomberg
Damon Baehrel has created one of the most exclusive dinner reservations on the planet.
Companies don't know how to use Facebook - CNN Money
Marketing executives from Facebook, Ford and Adobe discuss the challenges companies face when using digital media to target consumers.
2014 outlook for the franchise industry - IFA
The International Franchise Association looks back at 2013 and ahead to what's coming up this year.
Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy talks growing as a leader
The quick-service chicken chain's president and CEO discusses battling complacency at the brand.
Chipotle gives pizza a makeover - WSJLive/The Wall Street Journal
The Mexican chain has invested in fast-casual Pizzeria Locale.
Farm-to-table hospital food - Associated Press
More hospitals are adopting healthful cuisine and choosing locally grown vegetables.
New York Magazine restaurant critic reveals himself on TV for first time - CBS This Morning
Adam Platt sheds his anonymity and discusses the importance of restaurant critics.
Domino's partners with Ford Sync on ordering app
Domino’s customers who have a Pizza Profile on their Domino’s mobile app, as well as the Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system, will be able to plac...
Big Easy tradition celebrates food, company - Associated Press
'Reveillon' has become a popular holiday dining tradition in New Orleans. Take a look behind-the-scenes look at one of the city's premier reveillon...
Celebrate with some bubbly and vinegar? - Associated Press
Vinegar is back on the menu when it comes to making cocktails.
Restaurant Industry Update: December 2013 - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides an update on the latest Restaurant Performance Index and other economic indicators.
The making of a Krispy Kreme shop
The quick-service chain shows the building of a unit in Doralville, Ga., in a time-lapse video.
Fake French wines hide in plain sight in China - Bloomberg
The demand for fine wine has soared in China over recent years, but that growing thirst has created an opening for counterfeiters.
Why GrubHub's secret store takes no reservations - Bloomberg
Every Friday afternoon orders start pouring in at Slice, but the Chicago restaurant is not what it seems.
Endless shrimp (and problems) for Red Lobster - CNN Money
Chain parent Darden Restaurants may spin off or sell the brand.
A third of Starbucks transactions are prepaid - Fortune/CNN Money
Starbucks CFO Troy Alstead discusses the company's consumer loyalty success and mobile payment technologies.
Starbucks CFO on Obamacare rollout - Fortune/CNN Money
Troy Alstead says Starbucks is not changing its health benefits package for employees, but he is 'concerned about some of the unintended consequenc...
How Starbucks utilizes social media - Fortune/CNN Money
CFO Troy Alstead insists it's about engaging the consumer, not selling products.
Why Starbucks is expanding in the U.S. - Fortune/CNN Money
CFO Troy Alstead talks about the coffee company's growth strategies both globally and in the U.S., including the recent acquisition of Teavana.
Tasty burgers endanger the future of sushi - Bloomberg
A chef in Japan is trying to preserve the country's traditional cuisine as the popularity of Western food continues to mount.
Wolfgang Puck discusses Spago, brand building - The Wall Street Journal
The legendary chef talks about how he built his famous Spago restaurants and turned his name into an international brand.
Judge: Brennan's Inc. in New Orleans bankrupt - Associated Press
Brennan's Inc., former owner of the landmark Brennan's restaurant, is bankrupt and must be liquidated, a federal bankruptcy judge has found.
Why Coin is the future of payments - CNN Money
The start-up venture puts multiple credit, debit or gift cards onto one card.
Olive Garden debuts burger to win back customers - Bloomberg
The casual-dining chain will start serving a $9.99 six-ounce burger to better compete with fast-casual and other full-service dining chains.
Upgrade light bulbs - National Restaurant Association
Tips for refreshing your restaurant's lighting
Recycle - National Restaurant Association
The importance of a recycling program at your restaurant
Composting - National Restaurant Association
Composting at your restaurant can cut costs.
Track energy and water usage - National Restaurant Association
Learn from Gail Gand of TRU restaurant in Chicago about tracking water and energy costs.
What's Hot 2014 Culinary Forecast - National Restaurant Association
Expect local foods to remain hot next year.
Interview with Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy - Culinary Institute of America
Hindy discusses beer, breweries, and how the culinary and beer worlds connect.
Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives - Culinary Institute of America
The four-day conference brings together experts from Harvard School of Public Health, the Samueli Institute, and other leading organizations, to pr...
Restaurant Industry Update: November 2013 - National Restaurant Association
Hudson Riehle provides an update on the latest Restaurant Performance Index and other economic indicators.
Restaurant Debuts Grasshopper Burger - Buzz:60
New York restaurant Antojeria La Popular unveils its new grasshopper burger.
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Restaurant Industry Update: March 2015 - National Restaurant Association
Celebrating the women of the restaurant industry - NRA
Why some restaurants are banning tips - Eater Now
KFC: The billion-dollar chicken shop - BBC One
Illycaffè CEO knows how you drink coffee - The Wall Street Journal
Rooibos wine targets health-conscious drinkers - Reuters
Little Caesars' bacon-wrapped pizza - The Wall Street Journal
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