November 2015

    A few years back, the Trouble Coffee and Coconut Club in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood began selling slices of cinnamon toast for $4.

    “A waffle sandwich is still something that’s hard for people to get their thought process around. But chicken and waffles is very well known, particularly in the South.

    There can’t be much waffling when it comes to waffles.

    There’s a lot of buzz in almost every circle about the Millennial generation—those born between 1978 and 1995—and for good reason.

    Before the Holiday Rush

    Those in the world of customer service know all too well the stress that the holiday season brings: long lines of customers, clogged parking lots, and sometimes hangry (hungry and angry) shoppers.

    Chef Q&A: Jean-François Flechet

    Say “waffle” in the U.S. and American consumers tend to think of one thing: that doughy, chewy disk that arises from the batter of a hotel iron or pops from the warm embrace of a toaster.

    An Early Start

    After graduating with a degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton, in 2011, Sandy Elliott was unsure of where her degree would take her; she chose the major knowing that

    Bringing in the New Recruits

    More than 2 million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as they return home, restaurant brands are realizing that this new generation of military veterans may make ideal

    Ones To Watch: Dig Inn

    Billed as a “farm-to-counter” concept, Dig Inn leaves the last few steps of the “farm-to-table” journey up to the customer in order to make local, seasonal food more affordable.

    Catering to the Corporate Crowd

    The growth of catering has seen numerous limited-service restaurants expand their operations to capitalize on the incremental revenue, and an increasing slice is coming from the corporate business

    Stately Ambition

    It’s been years since New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman declared the world to be flat, with local industries deeply entangled in the global economy and vice versa.