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Restaurant are 'haves or have nots' in 2012
National Ice Cream Day - Fox & Friends
Friendly's CEO John Maguire appeared on the television program to help the hosts prepare ice cream sundaes.
Changes at On the Border
Stephen Clark, chief executive of Irving, Texas-based On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, talks about...
5 questions for Five Guys - Forbes
Five Guys CEO and founder Jerry Murrell discusses the chain's beginnings, obstacles it has overcome, and the future of the company.
2012 Consumer Picks: Insights from Dennis Lombardi
WD Partner's Dennis Lombardi gives a rundown on takeaways from
this year's survey
The Restaurant Industry Snapshot: July 2012 - Black Box Intelligence/People Report
Bill Schaffler, COO/CFO of Black Box Intelligence/People Report,...
How the drought is affecting restaurant food prices - U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News editor Simon Owens sits down with reporter Meg Handley to discuss how restaurants are seeking to curb drought-related costs.
Frozen slider packaging plant groundbreaking - White Castle
Ohio Governor John Kasich joined White Castle chief executive Bill Ingram for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new frozen food facility slated to op...
Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A - Associated Press
Hear what protestors outside a Decatur, Ga., unit of the quick-service chain had to say about its position on same-sex marriage.
Hooters 'Lifeguard' commercial
Hooters' new commercials feature two owls acting out inner monologues for potential guests.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day
Supporters converged Aug. 1 on Chick-fil-A units as part of a nationwide "Appreciation Day."
Zagat sees 'flat' year for New York restaurant industry - Bloomberg
Tim Zagat, chairman and founder of Zagat Survey LLC, discusses the state of the New York restaurant industry.
A look at Ruth's Chris Steak House's happy hour menu - Foodbeast
The casual-dining chain recently launched a $7 Happy Hour menu.
Restaurant Industry Snapshot, June 2012 - Black Box Intelligence
Black Box Intelligence/People Report chairman and CEO Wally Doolin...
Red Mango makes major move in the Restaurant Social Media Index - DigitalCoCo
The frozen yogurt chain's founder and chief concept officer...
Turn & Burn Part 2 - Restaurant Social Media Index
NRN Southwest bureau chief Ron Ruggless...
Turn & Burn Part 1 - Restaurant Social Media Index
Paul Barron of DigitalCoco
Restaurant Performance Index drops in May - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides...
Restaurant Industry Update: May 2012 - National Restaurant Association
Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the Research and Knowledge Group for the NRA, discusses...
When picking a taste, the place matters - Associated Press
Food companies have to pay attention to local tastes when gearing their products for the international market.
Restaurant Industry Update: April 2012 - National Restaurant Association
Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association's Research & Knowledge group, breaks down the month's Restaurant Perfor...
Mad cow disease discovered, inspections working - Associated Press
While the discovery of mad cow disease in a dairy cow in California is drawing concern, it demonstrates that food safety checks are working.
Corner Bakery Cafe chief executive talks growth - Fox News
Mike Hislop discusses the bakery-cafe chain's roots as a single-unit bakery, and doubling its unit count from 130 restaurants today.
Restaurant Performance Index rises in February - National Restaurant Association
NRA senior vice president of the Research and Knowledge Group Hudson Riehle says...
Beef company suspends 'pink slime' production - Associated Press
Operations at three of four plants were suspended Monday, and officials said they would work to address public concern that has cost the company bu...
A look at Starbucks' juice concept Evolution Fresh
The concept is part of the coffeehouse chain's plan to capture...
Baby boomers, Hispanic consumers present opportunities for industry
A. Elizabeth Sloan, president of Sloan Trends Inc.,
Wahoo's Fish Taco debuts in New York - Zagat
Take a look inside the first New York location of this California-based restaurant chain.
Wine and food at RN74
Sommelier Eric Railsback and executive chef Jason Berthold discuss Mina Group Inc.'s...
Restaurant Industry Update, Feb. 2012 - National Restaurant Association
The Restaurant Performance Index
slipped to ...
McDonald's adopts a thicker French accent - The Wall Street Journal
The quick-service chain is targeting more upscale diners with a new McBaguette sandwich served in France.
Boloco on growth, social media
The fast-growing burrito chain
discusses its use of technology...
Tutta Bella pizzeria owner attends Small Business Jobs Act signing - KIRO 7
Joe Fugere, who founded the small chain in the Seattle area,...
Ski-thru Starbucks - ITV
Customers can ski right up to an order and pick-up window at the unit in Squaw Valley, Utah.
Animal welfare practices - McDonald's USA
Todd Bacon, senior director of quality systems - McDonald's USA, key suppliers and leading animal welfare experts discuss McDonald's practices.
Valentine's Day reservations at Waffle House - CBS News 12
The family-dining chain plans a special Valentine's Day meal service.
Starting a restaurant - OPEN Forum
Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue", Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurants and Frank Cretella of Landmark Hospitality offer advice for current and a...
Response to Oct.-Nov. 2011 CDC investigation - Taco Bell
CMO Brian Niccol addresses a salmonella outbreak tied to Taco Bell, which sickened some customers.
Consumer trends: 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast - National Restaurant Association
SVP of research Hudson Riehle says 40 percent of consumers are eating out less, indicating pent-up demand.
Consumer feels like eating out - The Street
Consumers are feeling confident enough to begin eating out more, pushing up sales at Buffalo Wild Wings and McDonald's.
Krispy Kreme gearing up for comeback
Despite past troubles, Krispy Kreme is now confident that the iconic brand is making a comeback. The company's CEO and president both talked with N...
2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast - National Restaurant Association
SVP of research Hudson Riehle summarizes the forecast's economic, workforce, consumer and menu trends.
2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast: Sales, employment - National Restaurant Association
Despite sluggish recovery by the nation's economy, the restaurant industry is projected to expand in 2012, according to the forecast.
Jamba: 'We welcome Starbucks'
Jamba Inc. CEO James White talks about how Starbucks' entrance into the juice segment will affect business. White also gives NRN a rundown of succe...
Restaurant Industry Update, January 2012 - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's
Landry's invests in Galveston, Texas, pier project
Tilman J. Fertitta, chairman and chief executive of Landry's Inc. of Houston, and Keith Beitler, chief operating officer of Landry's specialty rest...
Denny's sets sights on wider market share
Family dining is where Denny's wants to be. Whether it's offering indulgent menu items or healthful options,...
White Castle tests alcohol sales - Associated Press
The quick-service burger chain has begun selling beer and wine at a unit in Lafayette, Ind.
Smashburger eyes growth
NRN talked with Smashburger CEO and chairman David Prokupek about...
Buffalo Wings & Rings refreshes look
Jason Corriveau, the chain's vice president of operations, discusses...
Mooyah Burgers evolves look
Alan Hixon, president of Dallas-based Mooyah Burgers & Fries, and franchisee Scott Isabelle talk about changes at at...
Restaurant are 'haves or have nots' in 2012
Andy Barish of Jeffries & Co. talks to NRN at the
2012 ICR XChange
Analyst says 2012 'the year of the restaurant'
NRN's executive online editor, Sarah Lockyer, discusses
2012 and segments to ...
Steak 'n Shake - Late Show with David Letterman
The television show host orders food from the New York City's new neighbor — Steak 'n Shake.
Restaurant Industry Snapshot, Dec. 2011 - Black Box Intelligence/People Report
Wally Doolin, chairman and co-founder of Black Box Intelligence, lays out December and fourth quarter restaurant industry trends.
Consumers spent at record levels in 2011 - Associated Press
Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011, the largest increase in a decade.
A tour of McDonald's new prototype
NRN looks inside an upgraded unit in Mundelein, Ill., and talks to McDonald’s senior director of U.S. restaurant design about the design philosophy.
Tuna fetches record $736,000 - Associated Press
A bluefin tuna has netted $736,000 in Tokyo's ceremonial first fish auction of 2012. The president of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain paid out th...
Danny Meyer, Union Square Cafe - OPEN Forum
Learn how Danny Meyer, chief executive of Union Square Hospitality Group, followed his passion — and his stomach — to create a thriving culinary bu...
Fazoli's CEO on new menu, prototype
Nation's Restaurant News speaks with Carl Howard about menu and service changes that are driving sales at the quick-service Italian chain.
Wendy's poised to pass BK in sales - ABC15 Phoenix
For the first time since being founded in 1969, Wendy's is poised to pass Burger King as America's second most popular quick-service chain.
A look at Wendy's new prototype
Wendy's is testing four different restaurant prototypes in the United States and Canada. Take a look at one in Columbus, Ohio.
Keeping off winter weight gain - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's Joy Dubost, Ph.D, RD, shares tips for avoiding weight gain during the winter months.
San Francisco minimum wage to top $10 - Associated Press
On Jan. 1, San Francisco will be the first U.S. city where the minimum wage is above $10. Many business owners fear this will force them to cut wor...
What's hot on menus in 2012 - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association surveyed nearly 1,800 professional chefs - members of the American Culinary Federation - on...
Restaurant Industry Update, November 2011 - National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association's Hudson Riehle provides an update on...
Del Frisco's Grille expands
Mark Mednansky, chief executive of Southlake, Texas-based Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, talks about the second Del Frisco's Grille unit and plans ...
Phil Hickey on opportunities in this economy
Phil Hickey, chairman of Nashville, Tenn.-based O'Charley's Inc., discusses opportunities in this economy at MUFSO 2011, where he received the Norm...
Nick Vojnovic discusses opportunities
Nick Vojnovic, president of Tampa, Fla.-based Little Greek, talks about opportunities in this economy during a roundtable at MUFSO 2011.
Dennis Tase on opportunities in this economy
Dennis Tase, president of the Galardi Group Inc., discusses opportunities in this economy during a roundtable at MUFSO 2011.
Steele Platt discusses opportunities in this economy
Steele Platt, founder of the Irvine, Calif.-based Yard House, talks about opportunities in this economy during a MUFSO 2011 roundtable.
Jeff Harvey on opportunities in this economy
Jeff Harvey, president of Vancouver, Wash.-based Burgerville USA, talks about opportunities in this challenging economy during MUFSO 2011.
Fred Thimm on opportunities in this economy
Fred Thimm, president of Stoney River Legendary Steaks, discusses opportunities in this economy. This was during MUFSO 2011.
Logan's Roadhouse's award-winning HR approach
Christy Cox, senior director of human resources for Logan's Roadhouse, talks about the company's approach to employees, which was recognized on Nov...
San Francisco restaurants' real estate boom - Bloomberg
Kazuko Morgan, head of retail real estate at Cushman & Wakefield Inc.'s San Francisco office, talks about the impact of popular restaurants on the ...
Teen unemployment costing restaurants business - The Wall Street Journal
Restaurant chains in the United States are seeing a significant decline in business as a result of teen unemployment, which currently averages abov...
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says vote no on 300
The mayor of Denver urges residents to vote against...
Vote yes on Initiative 300 - Campaign For A Healthy Denver
The group urges Denver residents to support
Restaurant industry update, October 2011 - National Restaurant Association
Stronger same-store sales and customer traffic helped propel the National Restaurant Association’s...
Building Cracker Barrel's electric car charge station
The family-dining chain has opened
Moving from a large to small concept
Chris Sullivan, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, recently created the Carmel Cafe chainlet in Florida. He discusses running a small-scale vers...
Chris Sullivan on Norman Brinker's legacy
The Outback Steakhouse co-founder talks about Steak and Ale founder Norman Brinker's legacy during...
LYFE Kitchen's 'cause' affects employees
Concept chief executive Mike Roberts on how
LYFE Kitchen debuts in Palo Alto
The healthful fast-casual concept
opened its first restaurant this wee...
Deadliest Listeria outbreak in 25 years - Associated Press
An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the United States ...
LYFE Kitchen opens
The healthful fast-causal concept from a team that includes a former McDonald's executive opened its first restaurant this week in Palo Alto, Calif.
Butcher's Son food truck hits road
Dain B. Pool and Jon Wagner of Two Trucks LLC talk about...
Consumer trends in Latin cuisine
Hear from Dunia Borga, pastry chef at Latin-American coffeehouse Dulce in Texas, and Kevin Higar of Technomic,...
The Cheesecake Factory's David Overton - ABC "Nightline"
The chief-executive of the casual-dining chain — known for its lengthy menu and creative cheesecakes — discusses how the restaurant achieved success.
Chili's goes digital at the table - WISH TV
A string of Chili's restaurants in the Midwest are now offering tableside touch-screen mini computers.
Restaurant Performance Index, Sept. 2011 - National Restaurant Association
Dampened by softer sales and traffic levels and continued uncertainty among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant ...
Cantaloupe outbreak is deadliest in a decade - Associated Press
Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in...
David Pogue: Performance artist
David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times,...
La Madeleine launches franchise program
Phil Costner, president and chief operating officer of La Madeleine Country French Cafe, talks about the Group Le Duff Dallas-based division's...
Wendy's remakes burger - WEWS
Wendy's debuted a new burger,
Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Cheeseburger, named ...
FBI raids IHOPs in Ohio, Indiana area - WNWO
Three federal agencies raided seven IHOP family-dining re...
Heinz's new squeeze - The Daily
Heinz has redesigned its ketchup packets for either dipping or squeezing. Quick-service chains including Chick-fil-A, Smashburger and Dairy Queen a...
Cattle prices seen rising as breeding cows face cull - Bloomberg
Texas cattle ranchers, the biggest beef suppliers in the United States, will cull the most breeding cows ever this year as drought increases feed c...
Pizza Inn gives high-five to Pie Five
Charlie Morrison, president and chief executive of The Colony, Texas-based Pizza Inn,...
Michelle Obama applauds Olive Garden announcement - Associated Press
First Lady Michelle Obama says a pledge by the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other Darden Restaurants Inc. chains to serve healthier meals is ...
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen construction
A timelapse video of the creation of the first ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen in Washington, D.C., which was developed by the operators of Chipo...
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