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Restaurants hop on the lunch bandwagon

Restaurants hop on the lunch bandwagon

More restaurants are seeking to boost lunch business as competition for diners rises. Chefs are changing up menus frequently for reasons that go beyond seasonality. Up-and-coming foods were featured at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show. A New Jersey court has ruled that restaurant coupons are “consumer contracts.” And learn about this summer’s 50 hottest restaurants in 10 major cities.

More restaurants join lunch bandwagon. As competition for diners heats up, more places are focusing on midday meals. (Orlando Sentinel)

50 hot restaurants for summer. Take a look at the hottest tables of the summer in 10 major cities. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

Restaurants keep diners guessing. Seasonality still drives regularly changing menus, but so do chefs' desire to test new techniques, sharpen line cooks' skills and attract more regulars. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

5 foods you'll soon be eating. Chips made from chickpeas, coconut milk caramels and tea-based ice pops appeared at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. (MarketWatch)

NJ court: Restaurant coupons are 'consumer contracts.' The decision could clear the way for a nationwide class-action lawsuit dealing with online restaurant gift certificates. (The Star-Ledger)

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