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11/22/2017

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will focus on off-premise sales including catering, takeout and its heat-and-serve program to boost sales and market share, said CEO Sandra Cochran. Off-premise accounted for 7% of Cracker Barrel's 2016 sales, and the programs grew further in the first quarter of this year.

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11/22/2017

Students in a Missouri elementary school are learning about healthy cooking as part of the after-school "Kids in the Kitchen" program, which teaches students and parents how to prepare meals using fresh produce.

11/22/2017

McDonald's new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders have proved so popular that restaurants keep running out of them, the company said. The chain will pull them from the menu and gear up for a relaunch in late December.

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11/22/2017

Restoration Hardware's new $26 million RH West Palm Beach gallery includes a rooftop restaurant atop four floors of high-end furniture, fixtures and other home goods. The eatery, created by Chicago restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff, includes a wrap-around patio and wine bar.

11/22/2017

Downtown Salinas, Calif., has been transformed in the past decade from rows of empty storefronts into a vibrant restaurant destination. Taylor Farms built its 100,000-square-foot headquarters in Oldtown Salinas, which includes a ground-floor restaurant called Portobello's, with other new eateries including Farmers Union Pourhouse and Patria.

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11/22/2017

Steve Salis, the co-founder of &pizza and owner of other eateries including the Ted's Bulletin chain, is looking to turn his talents to community building. He plans to combine his hospitality arm with his home building experience to create a mixed-use village that includes housing, office space, retail and restaurants.

11/22/2017

Students at 82 schools in a Florida district have access to sharing tables in their cafeterias. Principal Stephanie Cook said a sharing table at her school helps to curb waste and provides students with access to more food and drinks if they want them.

11/22/2017

Learning from the people around you and volunteering for tough work assignments can help you climb the career ladder, says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. She discusses why everyone needs to be more supportive of female leaders and why companies need to have a purpose that extends beyond making a profit.

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Forbes
11/22/2017

Responding with "I don't know" when you are asked a question isn't always an option, writes Anett Grant. She offers several tips for dealing with difficult questions, such as focusing on the future and showing gratitude for the question.

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Fast Company online
11/22/2017

More than $2 billion has been put into strategies that support "gender-lens" investing, data show. Some of these strategies are focused on getting more women on corporate boards, closing the pay gap or other initiatives.