Critics scoffed when Taco Bell coined the term "fourthmeal" in 2006 to help tout its late-night offerings. Now, chains from McDonald's to Applebee's to Dunkin' Donuts are getting on board with extended hours and menu offerings aimed at making the most of the midnight hours.
TravelsinTaste assembled a virtual road map of Las Vegas restaurants that boast modern versions of dishes that were favorites of U.S. presidents through the ages, from house-made cherry sodas at Jean Georges that would have tempted George Washington to Kobe beef tacos and guacamole at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay and Diego at MGM Grand likely to appeal to Barack Obama.
Two stockholders have filed lawsuits seeking to block Fidelity National Financial's $221 million acquisition of Nashville-based casual chain O'Charley's, saying the deal undervalues the company and shortchanges shareholders.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro will take its new lunch menu national in April, after tests in Arizona and Dallas drove a 20% increase in traffic and a 10% jump in same-store sales. The company has been revamping menus and redesigning restaurants as part of a major post-recession turnaround effort.