| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Restaurant breakfasts -– or what many customers refer to as the meal that’s available when the lunch and dinner menus aren’t –- could end up becoming a huge sales generator for eateries, industry analysts say. At the moment, the...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 12:19 PM
By the end of the year, Panera will have opened two more cafes that look and feel just like any of chain’s other branches. But at the new locations, customers will be able to pay whatever they want for the food – even nothing at all.
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The restaurant industry’s royal line of succession has shifted, with Wendy’s usurping Burger King as the second-largest sales-getter behind McDonald’s.
In its annual ranking of U.S. restaurants, research group Technomic Inc. placed...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.”
Step one, though, is going...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Chick-fil-A executives and brothers Dan and Donald Cathy run one of the most controversial fast-food chains around. Doing so makes them some of the richest men in the country.
The privately held Atlanta company is valued at $4.5 billion, according to...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:25 PM
All it took for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s stock to tumble 7% in less than five minutes was a recommendation to short from hedge fund manager David Einhorn.
The plunge was deep and immediate. The Greenlight Capital founder’s concerns about...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Starbucks Corp. has a new line of merchandise that, in line with the conscientious capitalism efforts at several major companies, it said will be used to help support American jobs.
The coffee giant will sell a limited-edition mug, tumbler and bag of...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Young, active people have been a desirable demographic for Daphne’s California Greek ever since the Mediterranean-style restaurant emerged from bankruptcy two years ago and launched a hefty revamp effort.
The company hires “cool high school...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Panera Bread Co. revenue up 22% in third quarter...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Coloft, a shared work space in Santa Monica, is a tech company that, itself produces no actual technology. "It's sort of like a real-life social network," said Coloft co-founder Cameron Kashani. "We've got the printer, scanner, fax, Wi-Fi, fridge,...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The restaurant industry continued to struggle during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a leading research firm. New data from the NPD group show that while business was up very slightly at the two ends of the spectrum --......