News and Articles About Restaurants

Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash
Acquisitions

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.
Geoff Weiss
Our Top Food Franchises
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.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature
Yelp

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

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

15 Etiquette Rules for Dining at Fancy Restaurants

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

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.
Laura Entis
12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food Revolution
Restaurants

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.
Tanya Benedicto Klich

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.
Omer Shai
How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses
Immigrants

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.
Sujan Patel
Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken
Restaurants

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.
Geoff Weiss
Desperate Measures: Olive Garden Revamps Menu as Investors Get Pushy
Restaurant Center

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.
Kate Taylor

Must-take Steps Before Launching Your Restaurant

Making connections and knowing your market are among the steps every budding restaurateur should take.
David Koji
Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast
Restaurant Business

Fast-Food Chains Are Suddenly Going Bananas Over Breakfast

From Taco Bell's new Waffle Tacos to McDonald's potential extended breakfast hours, chains are giving breakfast lovers something to talk about.
Kate Taylor
Business Dining: The Do's and Don'ts of Splitting the Check
Marketing

Business Dining: The Do's and Don'ts of Splitting the Check

When dining with clients or customers, it can be fairly simple to avoid the all-too-familiar discomfort and confusion of just who should pay the bill.
Jacqueline Whitmore
In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen
Legal Center

In France, Fresh Foods Have to Carry a Special Stamp So They Aren't Mistaken for Frozen

French Parliament approved legislation on Wednesday stating that restaurants must denote homemade cuisine on their menus with a special seal.
Geoff Weiss
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