Bob Krummert

Latitude 360 wants to cash in on fantasy sports boom
The three-unit Latitutde 360 chain is branching out into the lucrative pay-to-play fantasy sports business.
How higher wages might spell an end to Sunday brunch
Will customers still say the minimum wage is too low if restaurants start closing during slower periods as a result of higher labor costs?
Where to find affordable world-class wines
A comprehensive online database identifies high-scoring wines from around the globe that are a bargain-hunting restaurant operator's dream.
Food costs expected to stabilize
Wages might be going up, but prices that affect the other major component of any restaurant’s cost structure should remain stable.
Floating food truck takes to the water
Business has been full speed ahead this summer for The Bouy, a converted house boat that serves fast casual food at a scenic Idaho lake.
Cider: Plenty of growth on tap
More than a few beer and wine drinkers have made the switch to cider. Savvy restaurant operators are already cashing in on this trend.
Groupon opens new front in restaurant delivery wars
Takeout and delivery customers get cash back when they order food using Groupon To Go, but the hefty discount doesn’t come out of the restaurant operator’s pocket. Yet.
Fight for $15 could trigger full-service payroll problems
Restaurants that depend on a steady supply of low-cost yet well-trained culinary talent could suffer collateral damage in the minimum wage wars.
Restaurants target families with gaming approach
Dave & Buster’s has upped the ante for marketers, experimenting with digital games to lure customers.
Cuban cuisine set to invade U.S. menus
Normalized relations will likely spark inerest in this relatively unknown style of Latin American cooking.
Smokey Bones craft beer
Too much information may cramp craft brew’s growth
Like it or not, customers at large chain restaurants are going to be made aware of the nutritional content of their suds.
Full-service patrons lukewarm about restaurant tech
Full-service restaurant customers might use technology to plan for a meal away from home. During and after, not so much.
25 great bargains for your wine list
Can inexpensive wines please customers yet also boost margins? Perhaps—if you pick the right ones.
The District's Chicken Wings
Study: Sensational starters may overshadow entrees
New research finds that appetizers that are too tasty can make main courses pale in comparison—and vice-versa.
Penton Restaurant Group

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