Chains Slipping, Child's Returning, and Restaurant Spy Advertising

Sales are slipping in restaurant chains everywhere, and not even because of E. coli. [Houston Chronicle]

Back from the dead: Child's restaurant, a booming New York cafeteria chain for most of the twentieth century, is reopening in Coney Island. [NYDN]

For the restaurateur who knows the staff is cheating him, but just can't quite prove it … [Craigslist]

Synergy at work: Glossy restaurant-branded lifestyle magazines for rich diners at posh restaurants. To no one's surprise, David Burke has a hand in this. [NYT]
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Red Lobster and Olive Garden jump on the trans-fat banned-wagon [CNN]