USA: the 10 biggest burger chains of 2018
See the highest-ranking burger brands in the limited-service space this year, according to US system-wide sales, from Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200 research. (Slideshow/approx. reading time: 4 min.)
Can Chipotle innovate its way to sales growth?
The company’s stock fell after an analyst downgrade that cited its innovation challenges. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)
Cashless conveyor belt concept from Down Under coming to USA
Hey Zeus of Australia will bring automated restaurants to Washington state. There’s hardly any human interaction, which owner Jacob Beye calls the future of restaurants. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)
Strawless lids coming to Starbucks beverages
The Seattle chain says it will eliminate 1 billion plastic straws per year by 2020. (Approx. reading time: 1 min.)
What's the latest in zero-waste?
With awareness growing about the scope of food waste in America, foodservice operators are ramping up zero-waste efforts—and coming up with more culinary-focused solutions. It’s estimated that 40% of food produced in the USA is wasted, according to the National Resources Defence Council. (Approx. reading time:2 min.)
You wear what you eat
From White Castle hoodies to Momofuku sneakers, food lovers are representing their obsessions with chains and restaurants in a fashionable way. (Approx. reading time: 5 min.)