An op-ed by Charlie Hopper (excerpted from this month’s Food & Drink magazine) When did kid’s menu designers decide it was enough to draw food with eyes and arms, toss in a few dull games, and move onto bigger issues? Does it even matter? Your restaurant wasn’t designed to cater primarily to children: why even…

Oh, Howard. I hope you don’t cackle when you laugh smugly to yourself. USA Today announces today’s grand opening of your first Evolution Fresh store with this observation: “Starbucks has one eye squarely on the $50 billion world of health and wellness, where it believes the premium juices and vegan and veggie dishes that the…

Result: Nation’s volume of deliciously awkward conversations increases. Restaurants are also using Twitter to call out the people who make reservations and never appear. The Wall Street Journal has a nice, cathartic article about it: “The morning after two groups of diners didn’t show up at the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen last month, chef and co-owner…

Two announcements today pair nicely: On the one hand, we find Burger Business News observing that burger joints are bucking the decline overall in restaurants. So, good news, right? Sadly, though, Food Navigator has details on what I heard on NPR this morning as I drove to the office: “Red meat linked with increased risk of mortality, suggests…