Bob Krummert

Trendinista: Foodies’ latest find: tinned fish
Sushi joints and raw bars still rule, but some serious eaters now get their kicks from cans
Indian flavors, Asian noodles, goat top 2017 trends
Sterling-Rice Group’s dining predictions reflect closer ties between consumer beliefs, food
10-unit Hillstone tops Consumer Reports chain rankings 1
Demanding customers weigh in on full-service chain restaurants they like, call out those they don’t
Booking startup Tock reaches out to casual operators
Web-based reservation system that requires deposits might be just the ticket for many restaurants
Restaurant glut fueling no-growth scenario 1
Darden CEO says more restaurant closures would be helpful for overall industry
How top fast-casual chains drive traffic
Morningstar considers what fast-growing fast-casual chains are doing right to boost business in a challenging market environment
Operators: Millennial employees just aren’t that into you 3
Like it or not, members of what Gallup calls “the least-engaged generation in the workforce” require special handling by managers.
Walmart hosts fair food restaurant experiment
A new concept brings crazy state fair concoctions to shoppers at the country’s largest retailer.
Restaurants face slumping lunch sales 1
Fewer midday diners spells trouble for some operators; so does higher turnover among employees and managers.
How cleanliness slips drive customers away
Not getting enough repeat patrons? Poorly maintained public areas might be a big part of your problem.
Hospitality demands high touch, high speed
Even tech-crazed patrons need to think that a restaurant is on their side, says customer service guru Micah Solomon.
Trendinista: Can restaurants profit from an edible cannabis boom?
If voters OK recreational marijuana ballot measures, chefs and operators will have a lucrative way to leverage their brand.
Is Yelp hurting chain restaurant sales? 2
Recent figures suggest online restaurant reviews may drive more revenue for independent restaurants than for their industry rivals.
Stone Brewing plans craft beer hotel
Roomservice growler delivery and farm-to-table dining are key amenities at a new beer-centric hotel.
Forecast: Driverless cars could help sell more drinks
Wall Street thinks autonomous vehicle technology will both boost restaurant alcoholic beverage revenue and cut down on DUIs.
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