Buffalo Wild Wings outlined a plan Wednesday to cut up to $50 million in costs over the next two years and shore up the bottom line after reporting a drop in quarterly profits. Some of the savings will come from more efficient scheduling and minimizing food waste, and the chain has also expanded the number of restaurants it will sell to franchisees from 60 to 80.
Students at the Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in Baltimore recently opened a "pop up" restaurant called Noisy Burger. Students, who designed the menu, logo and recipes, say the restaurant -- open through May 2 -- offered an opportunity to learn more about careers in the restaurant business.
Some 86% of meal-kit consumers say they would like dessert options with their kit purchases, Nielsen data reveal, and SoBakeable aims to meet that desire with the debut of its dessert kit subscription product. The service offers pre-portioned ingredients with easy-to-follow recipe cards and a companion app with how-to videos.
Gateau Basque is a traditional Basque country pie that uses cherry preserves instead of fresh fruit, which means it can be made any time of year. Preserves or jam can stand in for fresh fruit in just about any pie as long as it is double-crusted -- the preserves will dry out too much if the top is open.
Take-and-bake pizza chain Papa Murphy's will test delivery through Amazon Restaurants at seven eateries in the Seattle and Portland, Ore., markets. Amazon Prime members can place orders online or via the mobile app, and the company is also exploring other third-party partnerships to expand delivery to more locations.
Lynhall, a new culinary project set to launch in Minneapolis this summer, will combine a cafe and an incubator for food startups in an 11,500-square-foot space. Local chefs will create the menu for the cafe, and the project will also include a kitchen TV studio.
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is working with Bain Consulting to create better distinctions between its three restaurant chains, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco's Grille and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Del Frisco's Grille is testing a new menu slated to debut at all locations later this year, the company said.
Third-party delivery partnerships can help restaurants boost revenue, but they also come with liability issues that operators need to consider, write lawyers Damien Orato and Suzanne Singer. They offer a primer for restaurants looking to protect themselves while launching third-party delivery.
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