• Fast-Food Cravings: Health, Comfort, Hospitality
    Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters, explains what comes next in this "We're re-opening -- oops, maybe not" period.
  • Q&A: Can Subscriptions Reignite Restaurant Sales?
    Panera Bread's new chief brand officer explains how it hopes subscriptions -- and plenty of free coffee -- can reignite its breakfast business.
  • Panera Extends Coffee Subscription As Summer Freebie
    As consumers head back to restaurants, Panera Bread is looking to pep them up with a free coffee subscription.
  • With $2, $4, $6, $8, Denny's Puts Value Back On The Table
    Denny's is the latest chain to woo diners with deals, bringing back a favorite limited-time promotion.
  • After Three Months Of Home Cooking, Will America Race Back To Restaurants?
    How pent-up demand will balance lingering Covid-19 concerns and financial worries is still unclear. NPD's David Portalatin shares his outlook.
  • Consumers Cool On QSR Meal Bundles
    Meal bundles are losing their appeal, as intel from MarketForce hints at what QSR restaurants should focus on as they begin welcoming diners back.
  • Restaurants Without Masks: What Are They Trying To Say?
    Restaurant consultant Aaron Allen weighs in on why some restaurant workers are still unmasked -- and why that's a horrible risk for the industry.
  • Reopening Success Depends On Staff Training
    As restaurants ready reopening plans, everything seems uncertain. Blue Orbit consultant Michael Maxwell explains how getting staff ready can save the day.
  • Massholes Can Even Ruin Ice Cream: Why I Hate People
    What one Cape Cod ice-cream bar can teach us about the best and worst of fast-food customers.
  • KFC, Olive Garden, P.F.Chang's Scramble To Celebrate Mom
    Mamas may be longing for Champagne brunches. But this year, the best they can hope for is a little takeout.
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