It may be impolite to play with mobile devices at the dinner table, but more restaurants are incorporating this type of technology into the dining experience, trading menus for iPads and encouraging customers to send out tweets on Twitter as…

Restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record $604 billion and post positive growth in 2011 after a three-year period of negative real sales growth, according to National Restaurant Association research released today. The Association’s 2011 Restaurant Industry Forecast…

Burrowing out of the recession, hungry consumers will explore more exotic territory in the quest for unique flavors and nourishing foods in 2011, according to San Francisco-based The Center for Culinary Development, and Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md., a division of…

It seems that 2010 brought about a series of buyouts and capital investments for fast casual chains looking to improve their operations for the year. While the fast casual segment seemed to outpace the rest of the restaurant industry in…

Washington, D.C.  (RestaurantNews.com)  The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – reveals that local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children’s meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine will…

CHICAGO  (RestaurantNews.com)  As the nation begins to emerge from recession, restaurants are seeing lapsed customers return. Same-store sales are inching up, signaling the industry’s initial rebound to health; hiring is also up, signaling positive expectations for 2011. But this isn’t…

Zagat has released the results of the 2011 America’s Top Restaurants guide.  The guide includes diner ratings and reviews from more than 1,500 of the top restaurants around the country.  More than 150,000 avid diners provided the results for the…

The eyes of fashion’s cognoscenti might be firmly fixed on the runways of Paris, but Dallas food lovers want to know this: What’ll be seen on fashionable plates this fall? The season promises to be a pretty exciting one, with…