Srirupa Dasgupta opened Upohar, a restaurant and catering service, with a social mission. Her employees — primarily refugees — earn double the minimum wage. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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James Beard-award winner and Top Chef Masters star Jen Jasinski recently opened a seafood restaurant in Denver called Stoic and Genuine that features a raw bar. June Cochran/Stoic and Genuine hide caption

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One of Huddle House's signature dishes is the Philly Cheese Steak Tots: steak covered with cheddar cheese sauce and shredded cheese, on an open-faced omelet with Tater Tots. Huddle House hide caption

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Chef Grant Achatz places one of many courses on a server's tray in the Alinea restaurant kitchen in Chicago in 2008. In 2012, the restaurant got rid of reservations and started selling tickets. Earlier this summer, the company announced how effective it's been. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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A peek inside the kitchen of Next, an early adopter of the ticket system that's replacing reservations at some restaurants. Courtesy of Christian Seel hide caption

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A new logo that is supposed to ensure a Paris restaurant's food is homemade (fait maison in French) is already stirring up controversy. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kandinsky's Painting No. 201, on the left, was the inspiration for the salad on the right, which was used to test diners' appreciation of the dish. Museum of Modern Art; Crossmodal Research Laboratory hide caption

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Legume Chef Trevett Hooper and butcher Tyler Mossman with large beef cuts in the restaurant's kitchen. Ashley Rose/Courtesy of Trevett Hooper hide caption

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A new study finds restaurants that face close regional competition are more likely to post fake positive reviews for themselves and negative reviews for competitors. Jeremy Brooks/Flickr hide caption

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Charlie Trotter at his restaurant in Chicago in 2012. Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Photo hide caption

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The Brooks Brothers store on Madison Avenue in New York is planning to open a 15,000-square-foot restaurant next door. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chef Mike Isabella, who owns three restaurants in Washington, D.C., came up with the Fit for Hope weight loss challenge for his peers in the restaurant industry. Donald Bowers/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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A waiter serves patrons at Tony's Restaurant, part of the Casablanca Hotel in New York's Times Square. The custom at some restaurants of automatic gratuities for larger parties might change because of an IRS rule change. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People gathered outside a Wendy's restaurant in New York City on Monday as part of a one-day strike calling for higher wages for fast-food workers. Justin Lane/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Japchae, a cooking class and Korean supper club held in 2012 in Ballston, Va., was organized through the site Feastly. Courtesy of Noah Karesh hide caption

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