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Guest Blog: The Surprising Loneliness Of Teaching

Sara Draper is a second grade teacher at Helmsburg Elementary School in Brown County. We are following her as part of The First Year series, which follows three Indiana teachers through their first year in the classroom. She wrote this blog as a contribution to...

Health-Focused Fast Casual Receives Cash Infusion

Green & Tonic LLC, one of Connecticut’s fastest growing food and beverage brands closed a $1 million round in Series C funding. The round was led by Julian Mack, senior partner at Catterton Partners; The Back 40 Farm Group; Andrew Sweet, managing director of  Rhone...

Half of Americans Struggle to Find Healthy Foods at Restaurants

As Americans shift their dietary focus away from counting calories and toward holistic wellness, consumers are looking for restaurants to provide clear indicators of healthy items. New research from Mintel reveals half (48 percent) of consumers agree that finding healthy items at restaurants is too...

Fazoli’s Reports Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth

Sales at Fazoli’s franchised units continue to far outpace the restaurant industry, with operators enjoying a sixth straight year of same-store sales increases. Fazoli’s, America’s largest fast-casual Italian chain, ended its fiscal year March 30. During the previous 12 months, 91 franchise locations broke 117...

Inside the New Quick-Serve Kitchen

Think culinary innovation is limited to full service and fast casual? Think again. These five chefs are rewriting the rules of menu development.

At fine-dining restaurants and even some trendy new fast casuals, chefs have become unexpected rock stars—sought by restaurateurs, investors, and consumers alike. For...

Kiosks Keep Their Cool

Even in a smartphone era, touch-screen kiosks give brands a fun, efficient ordering innovation.

This may be a smartphone age, but our lives are becoming a series of kiosk stops, from ATMs and supermarket checkouts to airlines and gas stations.

And now, increasingly, there’s the fast-food kiosk.

Kiosks...