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Consumers today are not only more concered with food safety and transparency, they’re also used to watching celebrity chefs prepare meals on TV. That’s why the open kitchen trend is spreading to fast-casual restaurants such as Chipolte and TGI Friday’s.
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The son of the company’s founder passed away on Friday. He was born in 1945. Details regarding his funeral and an upcoming tribute to him will be forthcoming from the company.
The hard cider comeback in America is making headway, as Heineken announces that it’s buying the U.S rights to the Strongbow cider brand.
New report says this is the 27th year in a row beer production has increased – China is the world’s leading beer producer, accounting for nearly 25 percent.
Certain Applebee’s locations, primarily in Florida, have become known as Club Applebee’s. The reason? These locations are attracting late-night drinking customers with offers such as half-price appetizers, drink specials and karaoke.
The wine list at seasonal hotel and restaurant in Montauk, N.Y., includes a special section for its chilled red wine. But while the idea of cooling red wine has gained some traction in recent years, some experts remain opposed to the practice.
If the first half is any indication, 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Numbers released by trade group The Brewers Association show that dollar sales were up 14% in the first half of this year.
The wine harvest from the drought-hit areas of the U.S. is expected to be smaller and earlier this year. But winemakers say that the high heat and lack of rain should result in higher-quality production.
Bloomin’ Brands, which operates several restaurant chains including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill, made its debut on the stock market Aug. 8. The Tampa, Fla.-based company’s shares rose 12.8% to $1.41 to close at $12.42 on the stock’s first trading day on the Nasdaq.