NEW YORK— If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers.» Read More
Rival online takeout services Seamless North America and GrubHub will combine and create a company covering more than 20,000 restaurants in 500 U.S. cities.
Hoping to increase sales and traffic in their restaurants, fast-food and fast-casual operators are cranking up the menu innovation to produce items that stray from the gastronomic norm.
Restaurant owners are worried that a tough new drunk driving law, which would make it illegal to drive with at blood-alcohol content level above 0.05, may hurt their business.
Some hotels are now catering to tired guests by offering services such as in-room cocktail programs; and sleep concierge programs, in an attempt to meet customers' need to relax, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The UAE and Saudi Arabia big drivers for the InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel by number of rooms. Richard Solomons, the firm's CEO, discusses the drivers of regional demand, and why Africa is not on his priority list.
The Gulf's clout as an international tourism destination is growing, with 15 million visitors expected in Dubai alone by 2015. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, tells CNBC how he's looking to capitalize on shifting trends in the region.
Burger King will unveil its 2013 summer menu plans, highlighted by a new, limited-time BK Rib Sandwich, which is boneless like McDonald's McRib.
Paul Kerr, Small Luxury Hotels of the World CEO, explains how his company is profiting by offering guests a unique experience not found at the larger hotels and resorts.
Yum Brands' Taco Bell is quietly testing a waffle taco at three Southern California locations, as it looks to expand its breakfast offerings.
McDonald's said on Wednesday that April sales at its established restaurants around the world declined 0.6 percent amid tough competition to attract frugal diners who are shopping around for the best deals.
McDonald's said it will reach out to a man widely quoted in accounts of the three women who were found in Cleveland after they went missing about a decade ago.
Jared Simon, COO and co-founder of HotelTonight, explains how the App offers "great hotel pricing" to "tech-savvy users" and what the marketing strategy is.
Shanghai authorities are testing mislabeled mutton from a wholesaler that supplies a chain of hot pot restaurants run by U.S. fast food firm Yum Brands.
Nevada has become the first state to legalize online poker play for residents of legal age. Many other states will follow suit if sites such as UltimatePoker.com prove successful.
Hotels, airports and airlines are struggling to meet traveler demand for Wi-Fi. But with networks overloaded and passengers frustrated, how much will fliers pay to log on?
Buffalo Wild Wings is launching a new craft beer, Game Changer, in collaboration with Redhook Brewing. The beer is designed to pair with the company's wings.
Smashburger has offered craft beers at its restaurants as a way to extend its focus on local flavors, but a decision to pair craft beers with burgers has been a huge success for its sales.
Transportation in and around Boston was on lockdown Friday amid the marathon bombing manhunt. Train and bus services were halted, while Logan remained open under heightened security.
McDonald's on Friday reported first quarter profit that fell short of market expectations, amid weaker international and domestic sales as consumers appeared to dine out less.
Certify's SpendSmart report shows the airlines, hotels and rental car agencies used most by North American business travelers.