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Restaurants to check out at the 2016 NRA Show

Haven't been to Chicago since last year's NRA Show? Here are a few of our favorites that have opened in the last 12 months.

Summer’s (almost) here. Is your patio prepped?
Get your restaurant patio in shape for al fresco dining business.
Trendinista: Role of snacking continues to evolve
Even as grazing becomes the norm, some meals—especially dinner—remain important to most Americans.
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Study: More restaurant customers willing to pay for reservations
Although the majority of guests balk at paying for a restaurant reservation, the tide could be turning, says a study from Cornell University.
Restaurant guests seek help with healthy choices
Calorie counting is out, wellness is in, and that shift is carrying over to how people order in restaurants. Is your menu sending the right signals?
Fast-casual concepts continue to outpace industry
Watch your back or join the crowd: Fast casual remains a hot category.
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Trendinista: Flavored beers grow in favor
Expanded varieties are drawing more fans to the category, Mintel reports.
James Beard Foundation announces 2016 awards finalists
The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for its coveted annual honors.
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Baby boomers are biggest snackers, NPD says
Older diners might present bigger opportunity for small plates and snack menus.
Crack Shack restaurant
Crack Shack: High tech in open-air environment
The Crack Shack combines a simple, chef-driven chicken-and-egg menu, craft beers and high-tech automation, video and audio entertainment
Resolve to stay on trend
As restaurant customers make their new year's resolutions for 2016, restaurant operators can profit by offering the healthy menu items their guests demand.
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Restaurant recipe contest now accepting entries
A General Mills recipe contest is targeting independent restaurants. The grand prize: $40,000, plus $10,000 for a local charity.
OpenTable Top 100 restaurants
OpenTable 'Top 100' reflects user reviews 
Reservation site OpenTable crunched the numbers based on the five million user reviews posted to the site in 2015 to come up with its annual "100 Best Restaurants in America" list.
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Americans will dig deep for exceptional meals 
A Michelin-sponsored survey finds that men, Millennials are most willing to drop big bucks on starred restaurants.
S.Pellegrino young chefs
Ready for the big leagues? 
Up-and-coming chefs can distinguish themselves at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Global Competition.
Penton Restaurant Group

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