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Chopped: The Ultimate Salad Chains Showdown

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Which chopped salad reigns supreme?

America's Best Chain Steakhouses

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.20.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There comes a time in just about everyone's life when they feel the urge to eat some red meat.

Regional Burger Chains We Wish Were National

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's the place your friends keep saying you have to try when you visit their hometown. They think you're crazy for never having tasted it.

The Restaurant Chains With The Most Addictive Food

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

Eighty-three percent of consumers say that cravings are the main reason they purchase food outside their home, according to a new report by market res...

5 Worst Kids' Meals

MiniTime | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

A recent study indicates even the better kids' meals still have a long way to go. Here are the five worst offenders.

Is the Obama Administration Allowing Industry to Delay Menu Labeling Implementation?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Consumers are responsible for making healthy food choices, not industry, food service establishments exclaim. But how can consumers make better choices if industry continues to fight to hide the caloric content of their food?

Denny's: Manhattan Grand Slam

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

That there were no Denny's in New York, even more than the absence of, say, Wal-Mart, was emblematic of our singularity. Now, there will be Denny's in Manhattan. Displaced Idahoans are dancing merrily. But how will we know when we're in America?

Most Kids' Meals at Restaurant Chains Are Unhealthy: What You Can Do

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist advocating for healthy choices and educating families on nutrition and healthy eating, here are six things you can do when taking youngsters out to eat in a restaurant.

Why the Other NRA Loves the First Lady

Michele Simon | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The National Restaurant Association is largely responsible for lobbying to keep the federal-tipped minimum wage at a paltry $2.13 an hour. Unfortunately, the topic of worker rights never came up in the speech the first lady gave to the NRA in September of 2010.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Chain Restaurants

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Hobbes

Last weekend in London, after lunch at a cute little patisserie in Soho, I was feeling all satisfied with myself until I saw the same patisserie -- same food, same interior, same smell coming out the door. Oh, I thought, deflated. It's a chain. But what am I actually against?

Sonic Drive-In Pushes Drive-Thrus

BurgerBusiness | Posted 01.04.2013 | Home

Sonic Drive-In is urging its franchisees to use a new restaurant building design that downplays its signature carhops in favor of the drive-thru windows seen at almost every other quick-service chain.

7 Common Chain Restaurant Dishes We Love, That Have Been Ruined

Posted 12.21.2012 | Home

We love a lot of foods. We love going out to restaurants (including chains!). We don't love when we repeatedly see restaurants serve watered-down vers...

Pizza Hut Perfume Makes Us Wish These 10 Other Food Fragrances Will Become a Reality

The Stir | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
The Stir

You know what smells awesome? Pizza. You know who's taking advantage of that? Pizza Hut.

The 25 Best Chain Restaurant Dishes

Posted 11.20.2012 | Home

First We Feast, the new food blog from Complex Media, only debuted a few weeks ago, but the site has already tackled a range of food topics, from how ...

Toddler 'Obviously Intoxicated' After Restaurant Serves Him Whiskey

Posted 10.12.2012 | Home

A restaurant in Wales has apologized for serving whiskey instead of fruit juice to a 2-year-old child who allegedly became intoxicated after drinking ...

7 Lame Things That Turned Awesome When I Became a Parent

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As a parent, I know what Dorothy took the entire movie to learn: There's no place like home.

Chili's New Pizza Menu

Posted 09.20.2012 | Home

You may know Chili's as the overall winner of our Chain Restaurant Showdown. But are you tired of baby back ribs and fajitas? Then you'll love this ne...

IHOP Heads To The Middle East

Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

The International House of Pancakes just got even more international. IHOP opened its first Middle East location this week, in Dubai's Mall of The ...

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...

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...

SUPERSIZED MEALS: Nearly All Restaurant Entrees Exceed USDA Nutrition Recommendations

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living

We've long known that restaurant meals aren't a paragon of healthy portion sizes -- but a new study shows they may be even worse than we think. A w...

Olive Garden Shows Signs Of A Turnaround

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Home

March 23 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc's Olive Garden chain, which generates almost half of company revenue, posted its first rise in quarterly...

Recession Hits Independent Restaurants Harder Than Chains

Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

The most recent recession hit the entire restaurant industry hard. According to a report from the NPD Group, the total number of restaurant visits in ...

Dave Jamieson

Pricey Restaurant Chain Pays 'Poverty Wages,' Worker Advocates Say | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's been a busy few months at Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a scrappy non-profit that advocates for low-wage restaurant work...

Dunkin' Reveals Lofty Expansion Goal

Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Dunkin' Brands opened its 10,000th location of Dunkin' Donuts in mid-December. That's a major milestone; only a few restaurant chains have made it to ...