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Texas Restaurants Tells Their Story

As part of a yearlong celebration of the association’s 75th anniversary, the Texas Restaurant Association is partnering with Foodways Texas on an oral history project that will preserve the great stories of iconic Texas restaurants.

The Ranch Combines Restaurant With Country Music Saloon

Orange County, California's newest restaurant and live country music venue is now open. The dining and entertainment venue is located on the ground floor within the newly constructed six-story building of Extron Electronics International headquarters.

Focus on Franchising

This month, with the premiere of our special report that highlights “The Best Franchise Deals” for the full-service restaurant market, Restaurant Management is offering readers the opportunity to purchase information they can’t find anywhere else.

An Asian Affair

Miami, the city of glitzy restaurants and fancy cuisine.At least it was until Pubbelly came along. Opened 14 months ago, at the end of November 2010, this gastropub provides a tavern-like experience with Asian-inspired food.

Olson Study Maps Consumer Burger Preferences

America’s casual diners like their burgers and pizzas prepared traditionally and are less likely to order ethnic variations, according to a Culinary Visions Panel study done by Chicago-based Olson Communications.

From Recycled Wine Bottles to Glassware

Uncorked Glass Company founder and curator Daniel Hart is proud to announce the introduction of his artisan glass company, offering timeless, eco-friendly glassware handcrafted using recycled wine bottles.

Urbanspoon Launches Dineline Feature for New Facebook App

Urbanspoon announced its popular app can now be added to Facebook Timeline to enable people to share their dining experiences with their friends.The new Dineline feature allows people to track restaurants they visited as well as what meal they had at that eatery, upload photos and share memorable meals on their Facebook Timelines.

NPD Predicts 2012 Restaurant Trends

Pressure to improve the healthfulness of kids meals and restaurant fare in general along with the influence of the growing Asian, Hispanic, Boomer, and Millennial population groups are among the factors that will shape the restaurant industry in 2012 and beyond, according to The NPD Group, a leading market research company.

Fast-Fine Concept Fresh To Order Plans Big 2012

New menu items, re-imaged restaurants, leadership changes, and grand openings are just a few of the exciting developments ahead that will drive growth for Fresh To Order (F2O) in 2012. Fresh To Order, a niche player in the “fast-fine” dining segment, combines the food quality of casual fine dining with the dining environment and price point of fast casual to offer itsguests fresh, flavorful food for around $10 in fewer than 10 minutes.

Steak ‘n Shake Hits Broadway

Steak ‘n Shake opened its first New York City restaurant Jan. 12, and the chain used the opportunity to debut its new Steak ‘n Shake Signature counter-service prototype.The new design is a leaner outfit that does away with the all-night schedule, some menu items, and table service.

McCormick’s Flavor Forecast Goes Global

A global leader in flavor, McCormick & Company, Incorporated is taking its Flavor Forecast, a catalyst for innovation among foodservice professionals, to the next level in 2012.For this milestone report, an international group of McCormick experts—including chefs, sensory scientists, trend trackers, marketing experts, and food technologists—collaborated to identify global trends that will continue to shape the future of flavor.

Mobile Coupon Usage on the Rise

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the global redemption rate of mobile coupons will average more than 8 percent by 2016, an eightfold increase over the best paper coupons campaigns.North American and Western European markets are now beginning to follow the same growth path as the Far East & China, and by 2016 there will be more than 600 million regular mobile coupon users worldwide.

Hiring, Training, Evaluating

Staff training, careful hiring, and mystery shoppers have been the most essential investment that Nancy Batista-Caswell has made.These were essential, she says, to the success of her year-old restaurant, Ceia Kitchen + Bar, in Newburyport, Massachusetts.