20 May The Meat of It

Beef reigns supreme, but other proteins are making inroads at burger chains.

Americans love burgers. This is indisputable, experts say. The simple protein patty in a bun is firmly imprinted on the nation’s culinary DNA.

Some data indicates we eat at least one burger a week. During...

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20 May The Competition for Summer Staff Heats Up

As American consumers prepare for summer vacations and longer, more flexible days, restaurants can ready themselves for increased traffic with seasonal hires. But as the annual Summer Hiring Survey from job search engine Snagajob, finding and retaining good workers won’t be a breeze.

Although the survey...

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20 May 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...

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