| Mar 27, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Imagine you could pay whatever you wanted for your lunch. Regardless of the menu price, you could give the cashier whatever cash you had in your wallet. It could be $10, $5, $1 or even nothing.
That's the idea behind the pay-what-you-want Panera cafes...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Starbucks Corp. is following other mega-chains such as McDonald’s Corp. and Panera Bread Co. by voluntarily posting calorie counts on its menu boards nationwide ahead of a pending federal requirement to do so.
The Seattle coffee giant said Tuesday...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:22 PM
First came a boy with a Buzz Lightyear backpack half as big as he was. Then, a man wearing a lime green "I Heart Space" shirt with a singular goal: "I've seen Endeavour, now I need to see some coffee."......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Early bird today gets the pancakes. A stack of them. For free from IHOP.
And it's all in the name of charity. The restaurant chain is trying to encourage diners taking advantage of the complimentary meal to donate $3 million to the Children’s...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Panera Bread Co. revenue up 22% in third quarter...