Dunkin' Donuts will start testing a catering program today at seven Boston-area stores with an eye on taking it national. The success of separate catering programs established by Dunkin' franchisees and DoorDash spurred the company to test the concept, said Sherrill Kaplan, Dunkin's vice president of digital marketing and innovation.
The House appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday will hear from US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education. This blog post highlights three elements to watch for during her testimony.
Many chefs are taking to Instagram to promote their culinary visions and get diners excited to come in to their restaurants. "In this day and age, it's safe to say that people devour food with their eyes first, which is definitely something to take into account as you're plating a dish," said New York City chef Joseph Johnson.
Single malt has become the exalted form of Scotch whisky, but a blended Scotch can have smoky and rich flavors as well, Eric Asimov writes. A tasting finds that many blended Scotches seem similar, filling a familiar niche for fans of the drink, he writes.
Hotel chains are increasingly teaming with restaurant delivery services to boost food and beverage choices for guests. Choice Hotels International saw downloads of its app rise 20% in the day after deploying the promotional delivery email to members, and Hyatt Hotels has expanded its Hyatt Centric's Restaurant To Go program by teaming with Grubhub.
Meal-delivery service Grubhub will expand its partnership with Yelp in a push to gain market share and cut delivery costs. The companies are expected to announce a new deal today that will bring the number of Yelp-listed eateries offering Grubhub delivery to more than 80,000.
Texas-based Del Frisco's Restaurant Group may seek a buyer for its Sullivan's Steakhouse chain as it works to expand its two namesake restaurant brands, executives said. The company has closed three Sullivan's locations in recent months, and it expects to shutter another this year.
Companies perform better when they have more women in top management roles, according to a recent study, and a panel of top female executives, including National Restaurant Association President and Chief Executive Officer Dawn Sweeney and Red Robin CEO Denny Post shared insights and advice for improving gender parity. "As the nation's second-largest private sector employer, I believe that if we continue our pursuit of these goals in the restaurant industry, we can effect positive change across the entire workforce," Sweeney said.
School nutrition professionals at an Indiana school deliver food coolers to classrooms on most mornings under a new in-class breakfast program. Breakfast participation has increased from 31% to 73% since adopting the program.
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