The Retail Revolution

Food courts are being changed into more upscale food halls across the country.

A funny thing happened to the nation’s food courts: They became cultural yawners. The food choices got stale. The furniture remained plastic. And the atmosphere stayed static.

But in a nation increasingly driven by...

Vollrath Debuts New Serving Equipment at NRA Show

Vollrath Company, a leading manufacturer of equipment and small wares for the foodservice industry, will feature its newest mobile serving accessories and contemporary serving line to thousands of visitors at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, held from May 21-24 in Chicago at McCormick Place.


Taco John’s Awards Top-Performing Restaurants

The best of the best restaurants at Taco John’s are receiving special recognition for their performance during the past year. The Mexican quick service is honoring nearly 60 locations across the country that generated sales of $1 million or more in 2015.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth...

Protein Bar Launches Healthy Fast Casual Thrive360

The team behind Chicago’s original, health-focused fast casual, Protein Bar, opens an all-new concept today, Thrive360 Eatery (37 S. LaSalle St.), designed with a holistic approach to wellness in mind.

The culinary-driven menu at Thrive360 Eatery features craveable dishes, made-to-order with premium, nutrient-rich ingredients. The menu...

Charleys Philly Gets Spicy with Habanero BBQ Chicken

Charleys Philly Steaks, home to the world’s number one Philly Cheese Steak, is introducing the new Habanero BBQ Chicken Sandwich beginning May 16.

Bringing some kick to the Charleys menu, the new Habanero BBQ Chicken Sandwich uses all-white meat chicken and onions grilled fresh to order,...