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Starbucks Skips the Ice Cream, Heads Right to Waffle Cone

Summertime memories are often tied to our senses. Starbucks new Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino blended beverage evokes the smell of freshly made waffle cones wafting from the neighborhood ice cream parlor. The beverage is available in Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada starting May...

NRAEF Recognizes Restaurant-Bound High School Students

Members of 10 teams of high school students were awarded scholarships at the 15th Annual National ProStart Invitational after two days of intense culinary and restaurant management competition in Grapevine, Texas.

Nearly 400 student competitors from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) ProStart program competed...

Daybook: Statewide Coverage Of The Indiana Primary

Photo: Becca Costello A Monroe County polling center. Good morning! Today is the Indiana primary election, including national, statewide and local races. Our station is partnering with others around the state to provide statewide coverage throughou...

Wildflower Offers a Year of Freebies to an ‘Awesome Mom’

In honor of Mother’s Day, Wildflower Bread Company is giving one lucky mom the chance to win Wildflower for a year. Customers are invited to post a picture of an awesome mom using the hashtag #WFMom on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. One lucky winner will...

Q&A and a Little ‘Aloha’ with Marination’s Roz Edison

For Fast Casual 2.0 Marination, the long-term vision has less to do with number of locations opened and more to do with community connection and education. It makes sense given that founders Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton were schoolteachers before starting their Korean-Hawaiian fusion concept...

The Secret to Sweetgreen’s Success

If sweetgreen is going to be the next great American brand, then Karen Kelley might be its secret weapon.

Walk into a sweetgreen and you see the restaurant of the future. You see a brightly lit dining room with modern wood finishes. You see a beverage...

How to Run a People Business

Tony Milazzo, winner of Culver’s prestigious franchise award, shares what most owners miss when it comes to customer service.

When Tony Milazzo started with Culver’s, he was 16 years old and the brand had only four units. Working through high school and on college summer breaks,...