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  • 28 cookbooks from 2013

    From Japanese soul cooking to desserts to cooking with kids, a sampling of cookbooks from 2013.

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  • Quiznos bankruptcy: Why only seven outlets affected

    Quiznos bankruptcy: The fast-food chain only owns seven of more than 2,000 restaurants. The Quiznos bankruptcy comes just days after the pizza chain Sbarro also declared bankruptcy.

  • The Bite Breakfast makes a comeback

    Call 2013 the year of bacon, eggs, and pancakes: a new survey shows breakfast drove customer traffic in restaurants.

  • The Bite Chipotle guacamole scare: Climate change means menu change? (+video)

    Chipotle: Guacamole could be taken off the menu if prices on ingredients continue to rise. However, according to Chipotle's annual financial report, the guacamole worries are simply a routine disclosure of future risk.

  • The Bite Restaurant growth stalls… except for burgers

    Independent burger-serving restaurants are reportedly the fastest-growing segment of the US restaurant industry, according to a recent survey.

  • The Bite McDonald's customers lured away by the smaller guys

    McDonald’s Corp. CEO Don Thompson acknowledged recently that some higher-income customers are leaving fast food chains for fast-casual alternatives.

  • The Bite Rice recall: Uncle Ben’s rice recall linked to school lunch illnesses (+video)

    Rice recall: Uncle Ben's rice bags have been recalled after being linked to illnesses among children who ate the rice as part of school lunches. The rice recall includes 5- and 25-pound bags of Mexican-style rice. 

  • How Subway wooed the Japanese lunch crowd

    Subway's initial foray into the Japanese fast food market was a rocky one. Making Subway work in Japan meant making several key changes, from the bread recipe to the slogan. 

  • Saving Money Automatic tipping may be gone in 2014

    A new IRS rule could cause the vast majority of restaurant owners to discontinue the practice of automatic gratuities. That's bad news for servers. 

  • 28 cookbooks from 2013

    From Japanese soul cooking to desserts to cooking with kids, a sampling of cookbooks from 2013.

  • Bill Russell: 12 quotes about basketball

    Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 championships playing in the old Boston Garden, has been immortalized with a statue on City Hall Plaza only a few blocks away.The first of those championships occurred in his rookie season of 1956-57 on the heels of leading his college team, the University of San Francisco, to back-to-back national titles, and the 1956 US Olympic squad to a gold medal in Melbourne, Australia. The old St. Louis Hawks made the 6 ft. 10 in. Russell the second pick in the 1956 draft, behind Sihugo Green, but immediately traded him to the Celtics for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan. The deal paid off handsomely, as Boston won its first NBA title in Russell’s rookie season, then began an unmatched run of eight successive championships two years later.Russell capped off his playing career as the team’s player coach, becoming the first African-American to break into the head coaching ranks in any of the four major North American professional leagues.Always outspoken and highly quotable, here are 12 thoughts Russell shares in his book, "Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner," written with David Falkner in 2001.

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