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    Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    P.F. Chang’s CEO Sheds Light on Brand’s Transformation

    When Paulson & Co. acquired P.F. Chang’s in 2019, off-premise accounted for less than 20% of its sales. According to Damola Adamolekun — who joined the casual dining chain’s board and became CEO in June 2020 — that number was “almost by...

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    How the Pandemic Fueled Restaurant Innovation

    Will the restaurant industry ever go back to normal? Well… No, not exactly, but the old normal was already on the way out, and the new normal is nothing to sneeze at. If you made it this far, you already have the tools you need to navigate the...

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    Diners Won't Drop Behavior they Learned During Pandemic

    During her tenure as Chief Development Officer of Taco Bell, Meredith Sandland foresaw the restaurant industry’s tectonic shift years before the plates finally ruptured. As Chief Operating Officer of Kitchen United, she turbocharged the growth of...

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    Inside the Restaurant Industry’s Omnichannel Future

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    How AI Will Transform Restaurant Construction

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    What the WELL Seal Means for Restaurants

    The COVID-19 pandemic starkly illuminated our reliance on the invisible architecture of built environments. People spend more than 90% of their lives indoors; every time we enter a building, we entrust our well-being to an unseen patchwork of...

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