| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is entering its 20s with another strong earnings report, a commitment to ditch genetically modified ingredients and an expanding Asian food concept.
In its second quarter, which ended June 30, the fast-casual chain and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The sense of malaise settling over much of the restaurant industry seems to have missed a spot: the still-growing fast-casual segment that includes chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread.
A new report from researchers at the NPD Group...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday.
That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar?
Expert opinion is mixed. The...
| 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."......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...