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December 2018

What's Next for Dave & Buster's Food Program?

To some degree, Dave & Buster’s expected separation in its food and amusement performance this past quarter. Q3 marked the first full period the eatertainment chain’s proprietary virtual reality platform was live across the system.

Can Guest Surcharges Work for Your Restaurant?

Kim Bartmann has subsidized employee healthcare for her Minneapolis restaurant employees since 1993. But that longstanding commitment only received widespread attention last year when she rolled out a 3 percent surcharge at all her restaurants and plainly told customers it was needed to cover the rising cost of health insurance.

Editor's Letter: Tried, True, and Trendy

The holiday season has always wooed me. Glitz, glamour, gifts, giddiness—December has it all. Just check out the scene at a Miracle pop-up bar, decked out to the nines with the most holiday spirit you’ve ever seen.

8 Ways to 86 Restaurant Workplace Safety Hazards

Every holiday season, local TV morning shows remind us how to stay safe when prepping the big meal: don’t defrost the ham on the counter overnight, don’t eat raw cake batter, make sure the turkey hits 165 degrees (mom’s wrong on this one—take J.

Make the Most of the Holiday Season with These Spirited Beverage Ideas

The holiday season is drinking season, which makes holiday cocktails an important component of restaurant bar promotions. “It’s very competitive in the restaurant and bar industry around the holidays, and you have to be part of the game,” says Marcelo Amaya, bar manager at Osetra Seafood & Steaks in San Diego, California.

How Restaurants Can Survive Winter Storms: USDA Tips

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by a severe winter storm moving through the southern U.S.The National Weather Service reports that a strong storm system crossing the Southwest early Friday morning will likely take a southerly track across the southern plains to the South and then to the southeastern U.

FSR to Present at Renowned SXSW Conference

Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, is excited to announce that it will be presenting at the world-renowned SXSW Conference hosted in Austin, Texas, in March.Food News Media editorial director Sam Oches will moderate a SXSW panel entitled “Solving the Food Desert Dilemma,” which will address how food entrepreneurs can work to provide low-income neighborhoods with more wholesome, nutritious, affordable foods.

Off-Premises Sales Change the Game for Restaurants

In recent months, it's been debatable whether or not the restaurant industry’s upward climb was a short-term burst or something with true staying power. TDn2K’s latest industry snapshot suggests the latter might be true, although there remain significant roadblocks.