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When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to Waffle House

Mar 4, 2015
FEMA has coined a "Waffle House Index" to indicate the severity of a disaster.
Posted In: restaurants, disaster relief, FEMA

A food critic's power in the Internet age

Jan 6, 2015
One negative restaurant review in a newspaper can do more harm than you might think.
Posted In: restaurants, Food, reviews, Yelp, critics
McDonald's employee Salvador Ibarra takes an order at a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco. McDonald’s third quarter sales fell by 3.3 percent, worse than analysts expected.

Can McDonald's regain its customer base?

Oct 21, 2014
Where is McDonald's place in the low-cost, fast food market?
Posted In: McDonald's, fast food, restaurants, earnings report

Why we tip more than we used to

Oct 8, 2014
Americans leave bigger tips than in the past and it could be all about appearance.
Posted In: tipping, gratuity, restaurants, servers, waiters
NFL

Weekend Brunch: The NFL's future, changing the climate and whither Olive Garden?

Sep 26, 2014
Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider and FT’s Shannon Bond chat about the week’s news. Click play above to hear them break down the NFL in pop culture and the market effects of climate change.
Posted In: brunch, NFL, Sports, climate change, Olive Garden, restaurants, unlimited breadsticks

Forget ketchup. How about foie gras mousse?

Sep 2, 2014
Chicago restaurants elevate hot dogs to gourmet status.
Posted In: Chicago, hot dogs, food and drink, restaurants

Twitter bot helps Chicago find dirty restaurants

Aug 28, 2014
Most food poisoning isn't reported, so health officials are turning to the web.
Posted In: public health, Twitter, Chicago, restaurants

How do restaurants set their buffet prices?

Jun 9, 2014
There's a careful science to pricing a buffet - and to getting your money's worth.
Posted In: buffets, restaurants, food and drink
Red Lobster Sold To Golden Gate Capital For 2.1 Billion

Why Darden ditched biscuits and not breadsticks

May 16, 2014
Darden is giving up Red Lobster and keeping Olive Garden.
Posted In: Darden, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, restaurants

Yes, the Hard Rock Cafe still exists

Apr 4, 2014
Unlike other themed restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe found a new recipe for success.
Posted In: Hard Rock Cafe, restaurants, Seminole tribe

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