| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The U.S. restaurant industry should see another year of stalling customer growth this year after seeing flat traffic in the year ended in June, research firm NPD Group said on Wednesday.
Visits to quick service restaurants, the sector that includes...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Glenview's first Mariano's is preparing to open in October and is now hiring nearly 500 workers.
The 75,200-squared-foot grocery store is being built at the northeast corner of Golf and Waukegan roads as part of a larger development that also includes a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:31 PM
McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break.
The head of the world's biggest restaurant chain, who for much of his two years at the helm has been battling to spark sales growth in the United States and Europe, got battered by headline-...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Teachers get a free meal with purchase at Chipotle Mexican Grill to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday. No coupon is necessary.
From 4 p.m. to closing at participating restaurants, teachers with a school IDs get a free burrito, bowl,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The slushies and skating carhops at Sonic Corp.'s drive-ins are a relative rarity in Los Angeles County, where 12 scattered units are overwhelmed by hundreds of McDonald's and dozens of Burger Kings.
But Sonic, based in Oklahoma City, hopes to become...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Q: My family loves the meatballs at Max's Harvest. I would like to surprise my mother-in-law and make them for her birthday dinner at the end of January. Do you think the chef would part with his recipe? — Nancy Lopez, Pompano Beach
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Dick Portillo is ready to slow down a bit after 51 years in the hot dog business and thinks his namesake restaurant chain can continue to thrive in the right hands.
The Portillo Restaurant Group is looking for a potential buyer for the Portillo's chain,...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Lake Forest’s Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of retailer Camping World and its parent company, said he is interested in purchasing Portillo’s and that the investment bank Moelis & Co. would represent him in negotiations.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
KFC parent Yum Brands Inc. is readying to launch an assault on chicken chain Chick-fil-A.
Quietly, Yum is opening a single-concept store in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday that will sell a curated collection of chicken sandwiches, tenders, fries,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The Glendale Galleria, which underwent a major renovation that was unveiled last fall, is gearing up to offer a slew of new stores and eateries in the coming months and news about what will take over the former Nordstrom space could come as early as May....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Sandwich chain Quiznos Corp. filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection on Friday after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years.
The Denver-based chain, known for pioneering the concept of toasted subs, said the restructuring would...