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Coronavirus Impact on the Restaurant Industry

Coronavirus portends impact on restaurant industry

Possible outbreak could fuel ‘massive’ shift in attitudes toward delivery services. The restaurant industry continued this week to prepare for dealing with a growing number of coronavirus cases, with at least one executive forecasting a resulting shift toward delivery. The Centers for Disease Control reported the community spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in California, […]

9 Steps To Getting Your Product In Front Of Distributors

9 Steps To Getting Your Product In Front Of Distributors

9 Tips Getting Your Products In Front of Distributors Most national retail chains would rather buy a hundred products from one supplier than one product each from a hundred different suppliers. So small manufacturers have a tough time breaking into the game. But distributors can be as difficult to woo as retail buyers. Winning them […]

Top 100 Independent Restaurants 2019

Top 100 Independent Restaurants 2019

An independent restaurant is typically a restaurant that is local, serves a specific city – or even a specific area or neighborhood within a city – and is definitely not part of a chain of corporate restaurants (i.e.: Chili’s, Applebee’s, Pizza Hut, etc.). [h/t] RB’s Top 100 Independents ranking is a measure of the highest-grossing independent restaurants. […]

Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the USA Taking the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day, the most highly coveted date night of the year, OpenTable — the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations — released its annual list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. The list was unveiled just in time for what OpenTable anticipates […]

The Top 100 US Restaurants To Eat At In 2020… Go!

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2020

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. for 2020 Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your fancy-schmancy spots and white tablecloth restaurants, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — […]

What’s Hot Culinary Forecast 2020

What’s Hot Culinary Forecast 2020

Plant-based everything, eco-friendly packaging, revamped classic cocktails, healthy bowls, zero waste and much more. The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast from the National Restaurant Association, offers a detailed look at topics, trends, and products–from the ordinary to the surprising–rated sizzling hot by chefs working in kitchens across the country. The What’s Hot survey was conducted […]

Taco Bell Appoints Nikki Lawson As Global Chief Brand Officer

Taco Bell Appoints Nikki Lawson As Global Chief Brand Officer

Irvine, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Taco Bell Corp. announced that it has named Nikki Lawson as Global Chief Brand Officer, responsible for continuing the success of the Taco Bell brand in the US and across the world. Lawson, former Managing Director, KFC SOPAC (South Pacific), will join the brand effective this April, reporting to Mark King, Chief […]

Boston Market CEO Frances Allen steps down.

Boston Market

Boston Market CEO Frances Allen steps down; former COO Eric Wyatt named new chief executive. Frances Allen leaves Boston Market as Eric Wyatt is named the company’s third CEO in two years Frances Allen has stepped down as CEO of Boston Market and is being replaced by former company COO Eric Wyatt, the company announced […]

John Schnatter Sues Agency Over His Ouster From Papa John’s

John Schnatter

The pizza chain’s founder is suing Laundry Service, saying the ad agency deliberately leaked details from a conference call in a dispute with the company. John Schnatter has taken his dispute with the ad agency at the center of his ultimate ouster from Papa John’s to court. The pizza chain’s founder and former chairman and […]

The Top 10 Conferences Foodservice Pros Should Attend in 2019

10 Conferences Restaurant Pros Should Attend in 2019

10 Conferences Restaurant Pros Should Attend in 2019 You’ll be hard-pressed to find a restaurant professional who doesn’t describe their career as “fast-paced.” But taking the time to learn about industry trends, hear people’s success stories, and connect with others in your industry at restaurant conferences can have huge benefits — both personally and for […]