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Wish Waiting for a Table Was Less Painful? There's an App for That.

Wish Waiting for a Table Was Less Painful? There's an App for That.

NoWait efficiently manages waits for tables, reducing stress levels for customers and restaurant owners alike.
With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language

With an All-Deaf Wait Staff, New Restaurant Asks Guests to Order in Sign Language

At the aptly-named Signs restaurant in Toronto, one restaurateur is piloting a new concept that aims to give hearing diners a glimpse into deaf culture.
Email Sucks and Other Advice on Building Company Culture

Email Sucks and Other Advice on Building Company Culture

When your employees are scattered across the country, catalyzing a sense of camaraderie among them can be a challenge. Here’s how one startup does it.
Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.
Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger

Stress, Anxiety, Loneliness: How This Entrepreneur Lost Himself and Bounced Back Stronger

Brian Bordainick built a $16 million company in less than two years. At one point in his journey, Bordainick 'snapped' and he had to work to get his feet back on the ground.
5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

An overseas trip provides some insights about how an entrepreneur can prevail in realizing his dreams.
This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

Dinner Lab, which hosts pop-up dinners in overlooked, underused spaces across the country, empowers its staff with an important sense of ownership.
This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

Soon, Applebee's May Be Asking You to Put Your Phone Away

The casual-dining giant wants you to play and pay with its shiny, new tablets. Not yours, and specifically not on Tuesdays. Check, please.
Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food trucks saw a boom in the recession, but as competition has grown so have the costs for consumers.
Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

Aim for a Big Bite of the Restaurant Market With These 7 Steps to a Successful Launch

There's no secret sauce for making a new eatery profitable but careful planning surely helps.
Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Red Book Connect's solutions for the four biggest issues restaurants face are already embraced by large numbers of businesses.
Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.
Our Top Food Franchises

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.
Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature

Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature

Facebook's new feature is a direct jab at competitors like Yelp.
15 Etiquette Rules for Dining at Fancy Restaurants

15 Etiquette Rules for Dining at Fancy Restaurants

Beyond common sense, these suggestions outline the more nuanced details when eating at nicer restaurants.
Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with experience in the restaurant industry, picks up the casual dining seafood chain from Darden Restaurants, Inc.
12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food Revolution

12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food Revolution

It takes creativity to engineer a menu of fresh ingredients and healthy dishes – and then use that as the base of a successful business. Here are nutritious concepts transforming the fast-casual kitchen.

Looking to Stand Out? Stake Out Your Niche

Our expert says that when competing against major, established players, differentiating yourself is the key to success.
How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.
Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken

Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken

The founder of the LA burger joint-turned-national franchise is hoping to make similar magic with a new restaurant called ChocoChicken.
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy

Olive Garden added 20 new items to its menu, as investors call for its parent company to shed the struggling chain.

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.

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