This Week in Restaurant News: Big Data, New Beginnings, Half Portions on the Rise

Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?

New Beginnings — Tasting Table

How Restaurants Use Big Data to Learn More About Their Customers Fast Company

At 91, Ella Brennan Still Feeds (and Leads) New OrleansThe New York Times

Get Ready for Calorie Counts on Every Chain Menu in America — Eater

10 Hot Restaurant Brands to Watch to Spot the Next Big Hit — CNBC

9 Restaurants, 1 Kitchen, No Dining Room — Virtual Restaurants Open for Online DeliveryChicago Tribune

Why More and More Restaurants in D.C. Are Offering Half PortionsWashington Post

Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market — Bloomberg Technology

Meet the Company Taking the Halal Guys Global — Eater

New York Restaurateurs Get Creative for Sunday SupperThe New York Times

Denver Restaurants Feel Unexpected Sting From Pot Tourism — Bloomberg Pursuits

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