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Study: Restaurant week deals build business, boost bottom line 
The numbers show that restaurant weeks pay off big, to the point where at least one chef/owner is going solo with a DIY version limited to his company’s concepts.
NYC latest to nix foam cups and clamshells  1
A ban on styrofoam takeout containers is about to make New York City restaurants more sustainable, whether they want to be or not.
3D food edges closer to reality for restaurants 
3D food printers could be the next big thing
Trendinista: Pennsylvania changes the beer delivery game for restaurants 
Delivery orders could soon become lucrative for full-service operations that have an on-premise alcoholic beverage license.
Marriott International looks for a few good restaurant entrepreneurs 
Got an edgy restaurant concept? Marriott wants it.
Health department grading not easy as A-B-C for restaurants 
Two cities are at odds with restaurant operators over how to handle health inspection letter grades.
Millennials view, respond differently to food news 
Of the food stories that resonated most with U.S. consumers overall in 2014, not a single one made it into the top three for Millennials.
Trendinista: Latest volleys in the tipping wars 
One operator’s simple way of sidestepping the tipping controversy could produce an extra benefit for full-service independent restaurants.
Drink menu engineering spurs legal action  2
A flurry of lawsuits claiming that restaurant operators trick customers into overpaying for mixed drinks could cause bar profits to dry up.
NPD: Americans eating more pizza and yogurt 
Recent data from the past decade shows what America is eating more of, and the results might surprise you.
Dinner by drone supplies a wow factor 
Flying robots are on track to start delivering food and drinks to restaurant patrons by the end of 2015, while TGI Fridays' “mistletoe drone” already delivers a big surprise to its UK customers.
Study: Open kitchens boost restaurants' bottom line 
Customer satisfaction and employee productivity rise if patrons and cooks can see one another in restaurants.
Trendinista: Are tech-savvy diners getting too much information? 
New apps give guests a heads up on how busy a restaurant is before they arrive.
Seafood fraud: A costly problem that won’t go away 
Wholesalers continue to substitute cheaper varieties for snapper, grouper and other popular species, according to recent research.
Consistent enforcement lacking in restaurant health inspections 
If you suspect your restaurant’s health inspection scores fluctuate wildly depending on who conducts the inspection, you may be right.
Penton Restaurant Group

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