Gluten-free: It’s good for business

A handful of chains are doing gluten-free right.

Gluten-free taste 'puzzle' has been solved

Gluten-free adoption had to jump the availability and affordability hurdles, and most recently figured out flavor.

Heartland Systems' SmartLink unveils Food Safety Monitoring platform

Heartland Payments' SmartLink unveiled a new food safety monitoring system at the National Restaurant Association Show last month. The system monitors cooler temperatures and alerts operators of any temperature discrepancies or compliance issues. It helps prevent food loss and streamline operations, according to Jim Ealy.  

Restaurant food safety tracking and tracing innovation

Litigation attorneys are coming after restaurant chains with increased expertise and sophistication; it would be wise to hire an outside food safety consultant.

Yum! Brands social responsibility report focuses on nutrition, sustainability

The company is currently working to synchronize its animal welfare program and policies throughout all of its global markets.

Time for restaurants to 'Get REAL'

REAL, which stands for Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership, uses a flexible points-based system similar to LEED to recognize restaurants that serve healthy, sustainable food.

What every restaurant should know about going gluten-free [Infographic]

Gluten-free has proven to be no passing trend; operators can either watch it continue to grow or join in and truly offer something for everyone.

Yum! Brands: Pizza Hut China not affected by KFC supply chain crisis

Pizza Hut will continue to grow its lower-investment/higher-returns Delco Lite footprint, which is significantly smaller than its traditional restaurant.

Gluten-free menus can be a challenge – or not

Conservative estimates see gluten-free at $8 billion in consumer food purchases alone in 2013.

How to share your good menu news in 2013

There are now several mobile apps restaurants can use to communicate their allergy-friendly menus to consumers.

Chains itching to cook from scrach: Part 2

A new generation of restaurateurs is taking family recipes and running with them, shaping one of the hottest trends in casual/fast-casual dining — the 100 percent scratch-made menu, for here or to go. (I wrote about what specifically defines "made...

Chuck E. Cheese gluten-free pizza rolls out nationwide

Joe Elliot, Chuck E. Cheese's vice president of Research and Development, talks about the company's contamination-free process as it launches its gluten-free pizza and cupcakes nationwide.

Menu labeling may finally come unstuck

Gluten-free diets have moved into the mainstream, but without standards, it's hard to know whether current labels are fact or hype.

Got gluten-free? There’s an app for that

Online services that offer guidance to diners with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or just watching what they eat are now available anywhere.

An idea that’s catching on

Until there is more education about food sensitivities, the onus remains on the consumer to make sure their meal is safe.

Protect yourself as well as your customers

Companies that offer restaurant liability insurance have begun expanding policies to cover claims related to gluten reactions as well as food poisoning and allergic reactions.

Just like dominos this menu item shall fall

Gluten free can be one of the best places for restaurants to shine, or just the opposite.

NRA to share food safety tips online, FCES

NRA's William Weichelt will speak about food safety at Fast Casual Executive Summit; free training materials are available at the organization's FoodSafetyMonth.com.

Gatti's Pizza's gluten-free promotion sets record

Gatti's restaurants in Austin answered more than 28,000 phone calls, and gave away more than $50,000 worth of gluten-free pizza to customers in one day.

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