Akron, Ohio, is the latest U.S. city to clear a path for mobile food vendors, starting with Cleveland-based Dim and den Sum from chefs Christopher Hodgson and Jeremy Esterly. The 2-month-old venture features a menu that changes as often as the truck's location, and the proprietors keep fans updated on where they will be next via Twitter and Facebook.
Japan's government is taking its time instituting smoking bans and making other public policy moves designed to help cut down on consumer smoking. Now McDonald's aims to help by outlawing smoking in locations that are remodeled during the next few years.
Wendy's/Arby's Group expects to open about 180 new dual-branded restaurants in Russia in the next decade, as part of an aggressive international expansion plan. Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to add 100 Arby's eateries in Turkey by 2020. The company has a bit of global catching up to do with larger rivals such as McDonald's -- only about 300 of its stores are outside North America.
Eddie Crane and Ernesto Peralta were great friends and co-workers when they decided to open their own restaurant; things went well at first, but a few years and a second restaurant later, the pair's disagreements on direction led them to divvy up the properties and go their separate ways. This article offers experts' advice to would-be restaurant partners, including clearly examining all the negatives and drafting a termination agreement at the beginning of the partnership.
Guy Fieri's hyper-energy level may be the first thing people notice about the celebrity chef and Food Network star, but the appeal goes much deeper for true Fieri fans. Fieri's ability to connect with everyday folks who often feel left out of loftier culinary scenes ensures continued crowds at live shows and viewers eager for the next installment of his popular TV show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."