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Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Coffee Press Drives Beverage Innovation at Hard Rock Coffee Press Drives Beverage Innovation at Hard Rock

"Plunge to your liking."It's not the typical verbal directions guests receive when ordering a cocktail, but these guidelines indicate Hard Rock Cafe isn't innovating its beverage program in a typical way.

Honey Board Announces Innovation Winners

The National Honey Board has selected the winners of its Honey Innovation Awards. 
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Ritz-Carlton Eatery Invites Guests to Farmers Market

For the first time, the Cast & Plow chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey have invited two diners every Thursday to participate in their weekly visit to the Marina del Rey farmers market. 

On the Border Cheers Mexico's Independence Day On the Border Cheers Mexico's Independence Day

With free chips and salsa every day, it's always a celebration at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. On The Border wanted to do a little more for its guests on Mexico's Independence Day.

Tablets, Online Ordering Increase Check Averages at Olive Garden Tablets, Online Ordering Increase Check Averages at Olive Garden

Over the past year, Darden has been implementing far-reaching improvements for all elements of the Olive Garden business to reignite traffic growth and support margin expansion.  

Thirsty Lion Announces Scottsdale Location Thirsty Lion Announces Scottsdale Location

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill announces its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, following the success of its first valley location that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace, in 2011. 

Norwegian Seafood Council Welcomes New Chefs to Culinary Board Norwegian Seafood Council Welcomes New Chefs to Culinary Board

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is excited to welcome seven new members to their Chef’s Culinary Board. 

Three CIA Restaurants Earn Excellence Awards Three CIA Restaurants Earn Excellence Awards

Twenty restaurants across the United States were recipients of 2014 Achievement of Excellence Awards from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) this summer. 

Applebee's Celebrates 20 Years in Canada Applebee's Celebrates 20 Years in Canada

Twenty years ago, Applebee’s Neighbourhood Grill and Bar became an international brand and a proud member of the Canadian community when it opened its first restaurant outside of the United States on Pembina Highway in Manitoba, Canada.

Olive Garden Intros Never Ending Pasta for 1,000 Fans Olive Garden Intros Never Ending Pasta for 1,000 Fans

Beginning Sept. 8, pasta fanatics can purchase one of the 1,000 Pasta Passes to unlock unlimited pasta and Coca-Cola soft drinks from Sept. 22 through Nov. 9.

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