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The Essential Guide to Successful Restaurant Catering

Six months after opening her restaurant, Chef Amy Brandwein launched an off-site catering business. It was a good move. Now, catering constitutes 5 percent of Centrolina’s revenue, but that’s not why she started it.

5 Surprising Dishes Using Lesser-Known Cuts

Some establishments look beyond the traditional, capitalizing on the lesser-known and often higher margin cuts that may otherwise go to waste, be repurposed for a different use, or ignored entirely.

New Meatless Monday Restaurant Implementation Guide Now Available for Free Download

The new Meatless Monday Restaurant Implementation Guide is the right menu for right now as trends show that consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based dishes when dining out. This guide provides restaurants—whether fine dining, casual or quick-service—background and guidance to help start and promote a Meatless Monday program, while keeping meat on their menus.

BRAVO Cucina Italiana Celebrating Summer with Two-Course Features

Lazy days at the pool, endless carefree adventures, celebrating the special dads in life, and delicious cuisine at BRAVO Cucina Italiana … all things that represent the best of summer, Kicking off this laid-back season when delightful memories are made, BRAVO is offering its special summer two-course features starting at $16.

Ted’s Montana Grill Launches New Menu and Social Media Contest

In celebration of Ted’s Montana Grill’s 15th Anniversary, the brand is welcoming in the summer heat by launching two new burger features and a special anniversary cocktail in a campaign that highlights various aspects of temperature, spice and most importantly, heat.

Miami's Iconic The Rusty Pelican Unveils Curated Wines, New Menu, and Craft Cocktails

Almost six years after re-opening following an extensive $7 million renovation, The Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne’s iconic waterfront dining destination has undergone another transformation. The restaurant—which is renowned for its breathtaking views of downtown Miami—recently unveiled a new world class wine program, menu, and craft cocktails.

Bennigan’s Introduces Bold New Menu

Continuous menu innovation has always been a hallmark of the iconic Bennigan’s brand, and it is a key driver of its recent growth both domestically and overseas.In recent days, Bennigan’s has rolled out a completely refreshed menu that’s bringing big, bold flavors to the table with sauces and jams all made in-house daily.

Why San Francisco is America's Gastronomic Paradise

Ingredients, ingredients, ingredients. Those are the first words every chef shouts out loud and clear when asked what makes San Francisco a gastronomic paradise. Small wonder the city has more restaurants per capita than any other U.

Bob Evans Launching New Picnic Menu for Summer

Bob Evans is bringing that special picnic feeling to everyone this Summer: no park necessary. Known for its iconic comfort food, Bob Evans is rolling out a new Summer picnic menu chock-full of summer’s brightest flavors.

IHOP Unveils New Fresh Market Menu for Summer

Unveiled Tuesday, the new limited time menu from IHOP Restaurants pairs craveable, mouth-watering, fresh fruits with made-to-order signature breakfast foods. The stars of the lineup—strawberries, blueberries, and bananas—are picked at the height of freshness and mixed to create delicious flavors combinations, like Fresh Strawberry & Orange and Fresh Berry Berry Banana, which are then served over warm, vanilla-dipped Brioche French Toast or sweet cream stuffed crepes.

The Secret Behind America's Steakhouse Renaissance

Steakhouses are enjoying a renaissance these days. These newer renditions still boast the clubby vibe, stiff cocktails, and giant steaks that made classic steakhouses famous, but restaurateurs are putting a more contemporary spin on the concepts and menus, and chefs are stamping their own signatures on classic dishes.

Buffalo Wings & Rings Launches Spring Menu

Buffalo Wings & Rings, the Cincinnati-based club-level sports restaurant franchise with 70 locations globally, has consistently delivered on its promise to provide an alternative to the average sports dining establishment with crave-worthy food and drink options in a family-friendly environment.

Huddle House Introduces New Sweet Cakes to Menu

The nation’s iconic neighborhood restaurant and gathering place, Huddle House, announced Wednesday a breakfast breakthrough that will sweeten mornings for millions around the country. Featuring flavor profiles unlike ever before at Huddle House, the new Sweet Cakes capture every itty bit of taste buds with fluffy, platter-size pancakes that are topped with unquestioned sweetness.