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Jillian Berman

'Breastaurants' Thrive As The Restaurant Industry Struggles | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business

Serve that burger with a side of cleavage, and the crowds come pouring in.

Top Vacation Tastes In London And Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We've been away (London and Munich) for thirteen days as I write this, so I'm going to list one standout taste from each.

London Dining: First Looks At Two "Taverns": Merchants And Berners

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.17.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

I wonder when the practice of naming elegant urban restaurants "taverns" started. Whatever its history, the "tavern" shingle is hanging outside quite a few London restaurants at the moment, and it certainly evokes generosity and good times.

Great Dining in Amsterdam: Nouveau, But Not So Rough

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A loose movement called Nouveau Rough (the opposite of nouveau riche) is afoot in The Netherlands: younger chefs with rigorous training who eschew the frills of fancy-restaurant protocol and décor. Sounds a little Brooklyny, doesn't it?

The 5 Casual Dining Chains With The Best Reputations

Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

Casual dining chains have been pulling out all the stops this year -- so what are consumers responding most positively to? YouGov BrandIndex, which su...

London Restaurant Notes

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The cooking at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is so modern and fresh that links to the medieval or Victorian or WWII-era sources are hardly to be detected. Take that Meat Fruit, which seems to have become the restaurant's signature dish.

Dining In Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scran & Scallie

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

On two successive recent nights in Edinburgh we had dinner at restaurants operated by one of Scotland's most well regarded chefs, Tom Kitchin.

9 Chic Spaces For Casual Dining | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

What's more fun than eating in the kitchen? These inviting spaces for casual family meals bring as much style as convenience to the table....

Caroline Fairchild

Bad News For Casual Restaurants | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Far fewer Americans dined out last month as many adjusted to smaller paychecks, according to new data released from a closely watched index of restaur...

Applebee's May Actually #HireKevin

Posted 12.14.2012 | Home

#HireKevin seems to have worked -- meaning that Kevin Matuszak, the 25-year-old Philadelphia resident who started the social media campaign may soon b...

Food Chains With The Best Value

Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

HuffPost Food has partnered with YouGov BrandIndex to determine the state of the dining industry in 2012, specifically as it pertains to the value and...

Not-So-Secret Ingredient In Applebee's Food? Alcohol

Posted 11.16.2012 | Home

Applebee's has drawn a bit of heat recently for comments made by a franchise owners implying that the Affordable Care Act would force it to cut back o...

The Fast Food Chains With The Best Value

Posted 10.25.2012 | Home

Finding out which fast food chain is the cheapest is easy -- you just look at the prices on their menus. And there's no objective way to determine whi...

Applebee's Has A Club?

Posted 08.30.2012 | Home

For the past couple of years Applebee's has been trying to broaden its appeal by experimenting with "Club Applebee's" in a handful of locations. Their...

America's Favorite Restaurant Chains By Demographic

Posted 08.13.2012 | Home

Chain restaurants are a huge force in America, and they come in every shape and size. Yesterday, Nation's Restaurant News announced their consumer pic...

How The Cheesecake Factory Works

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has remarked on the Cheesecake Factory, "The fact that any of the 146 [restaurants] around the country can put out this as...

What To Order At America's Casual Dining Chains

Posted 09.19.2013 | Taste

The time has come. HuffPost Food's Chain Food Showdown has reached its end. After sampling common appetizers from Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory, ...

Applebee's Ditches Old Food, Ad Campaign, Spokesperson

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Everyone is allowed a small mid-life crisis -- even the world's largest casual dining chain. Applebee's President Mike Archer told USA Today that he w...

World's Hottest Pepper Comes To Red Robin Menu

Posted 07.09.2012 | Home

The ghost pepper falls somewhere between 855,000 and 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale, which means it's about 300 times hotter than a jalapeno. Spicy e...

Chain Food Showdown: The Best & Worst Mozzarella Sticks

Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

HuffPost Food recently went on a tour de force of some of America's major casual dining chains. Regardless of your taste in cuisine, chances are you'v...

Chain Food Showdown: The Best & Worst Nachos

Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

HuffPost Food recently went on a tour de force of some of America's major casual dining chains. Regardless of your taste in cuisine, chances are you'v...

America's Favorite Casual Restaurant Chains

Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Market Force just released the results of its 4,500-person survey on casual dining. The results were tabulated by number of votes, and then the number...