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Topic: Restaurants

The Most Powerful Woman in Restaurants Whom You’ve Never Met Claire Dorland-Clauzel is the marketing mind behind the Michelin Red Guide

You’ve probably never heard of Claire Dorland-Clauzel, even though she’s among the world’s most important culinary figures. Dorland-Clauzel is svp of brands (the French equivalent of the CMO) for Michelin,…

October 12, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

It Looks Like Pizza Hut in Japan Is Now Totally Being Run by Cats And they're understandably terrible at it

If there are two things that go together on the Internet like cats and pizza—it's cats and friggin' pizza!  The latest treat from Japan is a website announcing the grand opening of…

August 22, 2014, 11:43 AM EDT

Restaurants Are Starting to Serve Up the Bill Before the Meal The age of pay-in-advance dining is here

No-shows and last-minute cancellations have plagued fine-dining restaurants for as long as there have been reservations. For years, restaurateurs just ate the losses. But now, a few intrepid operators are…

August 19, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

Why Tim Hortons Totally Blacked Out This Location in a Small Quebec Town Customers were in for a fright

Who turned out the lights? Tim Hortons and JWT Toronto plunged customers at one of the coffee and donut chain's Quebec locations into inky darkness for a prank introducing a new…

August 18, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

U.K. Food Truck Goes Full Phallic With Its Logo That is, indeed, one Dirty Bird

If U.K. food truck Dirty Bird was hoping for shock value, mission accomplished. The eatery's logo is a rooster, and it's shaped like a penis. "It's based on lowercase 'db' linked…

August 14, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

Everyone in This Ad (and Who Worked on This Ad) Was Paid in Meat Restaurant tests the limits of barbecue bartering

Ah, the barter system, humanity's oldest economy. And it's alive and well in the modern marketplace—at least if you're using slow-cooked meat as currency. Canadian restaurant chain Montana's Cookhouse & Bar…

July 29, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Eating Alone? Chipotle Cups Now Come With Original Writings From Literary Giants All thanks to Jonathan Safran Foer's lonely meal

Apparently Jonathan Safran Foer is just like us. He eats at Chipotle and he curses the heavens when he neglects to bring something to entertain him while he crams rice,…

May 15, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

The Bloombergization of Online Advertising If only clients could move fast enough

A restaurant chain’s marketing objective is to move more customers from in-store to online ordering. A retailer wants to measure ads according to real-world visits as opposed to clicks.  Illustration: Shaw Nielsen Naturally,…

February 24, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

Man Actually Cooks Entire Disgusting Meal Described in Patton Oswalt's Fake Ad for Black Angus Pass the Pepto

When Patton Oswalt described a grotesquely gluttonous meal in his fake ad for Black Angus Steakhouse way back in 2004, the up-and-coming comedian surely didn't intend for it to ever…

October 10, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

Andrew Mason Exits Groupon With One of the Best Goodbye Emails Ever Ousted after bad earnings report

Give Andrew Mason credit. He came in like a smart aleck, and that's the way he's going out. The Groupon founder was fired from the company's CEO position today after a…

February 28, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

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