Restaurant Business

How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World
Franchises

How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Franchise World

If franchises aren't stepping up their tech game, they're missing out.
SXSW: Momofuku's David Chang -- What Luxe Restaurants Can Learn From Taco Bell and Google
SXSW

SXSW: Momofuku's David Chang -- What Luxe Restaurants Can Learn From Taco Bell and Google

By creating order histories for diners, restaurants would be better equipped to anticipate and cater to their customers' needs, he said in his panel at SXSW.
Laura Entis
How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon
Business Unusual

How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.
Lambeth Hochwald
Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan
Taco Bell

Taco Bell to Open First Restaurants in Japan

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.
Kate Taylor
At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly
Drones

At This Restaurant, Waiters Walk and Fly

It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a flying robot waiter.
Ansuya Harjani
Donnie Wahlberg's Unlikely Ascent From Boy Band Heartthrob to Entrepreneurial Powerhouse
Celebrities

Donnie Wahlberg's Unlikely Ascent From Boy Band Heartthrob to Entrepreneurial Powerhouse

Donnie Wahlberg has proven he has the right stuff in business and in entertainment, all while staying true to his brothers and his Boston roots.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
Restaurant Business

Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.
Geoff Weiss
Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down
Yelp

Researchers Are Using Yelp to Predict When a Restaurant Will Shut Down

With new software, researchers say Yelp reviews can serve as a crystal ball for restaurant failures.
Kate Taylor
Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu
Legal Issues

Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu

Business professor Benjamin Edelman notified 'the applicable authorities' after he was reportedly overcharged $4 on an order.
These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop
Innovation

These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop

No animals were harmed in the making of Aubry and Kale Walch's smash-hit butcher biz.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System
Small Business - Big Impact

'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System

Four Dickie Brennan's restaurants are using a new payment system, and it's a hit with customers and staff.
Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday

Restaurants Ask Customers to #DineSmall on Small Business Saturday

As small businesses claim the Saturday after Black Friday, local restaurants are getting in on the action.
Kate Taylor
U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus
Regulations

U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus

Sweeping new rules form the FDA aim to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.
TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants
Holidays

TGI Fridays Is Putting 'Mistletoe Drones' in Restaurants

TGI Fridays in the U.K. has launched drones to force customers to make out. They even have a 'kiss cam' to scope out the action.
Kate Taylor