Bob Krummert

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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.
Millennials eclipse Boomers as prime restaurant customer base
The most-analyzed demographic is now also the largest one—and its members love to eat out.
Risk-averse investors looking for a few good chefs
The smart money—perhaps some of the smartest—is trying the private equity approach to independent restaurant funding.
Groupon, LivingSocial best suited to ambitious new restaurants
A study finds that daily deals tend to undermine the reputation of many restaurants that offer them
Top 10 toppings for peak hot dog day
An informal survey by an up-and-coming fast casual concept reveals the most-craved hot dog topping combos.
Trendinista: New pop-up concept lures Breaking Bad fans
Although the revolutionary AMC series ended its TV run more than a year ago, some clever entrepreneurs are cashing in on its notoriety.
Menu Moves: Lockers boost convenience factor for takeout customers
A locker system that reimagines old-school food dispensing equipment for the digital age could help restaurants provide the speed of service online and mobile patrons expect.
Midyear trend review: Delivery boom could become disruptive
Top trend watchers highlight four emerging emerging “trendlets”—plus a pair of major shifts that could spell trouble for many operators.
Trendinista: Nitro coffee is the cool new brew
Whether you create nitro cold coffee in-house or buy a ready-to-drink version, it will make your beverage program hip in a hurry.
Minimum wage boost apt to squeeze indy operators more
Minimum wage increases have outsized effect on the profitability of independent casual restaurants.
Amy's Kitchen brand opens fast-casual concept
Supplier specializes in artificial ingredient- and GMO-free food
Chill thrill: A new ice age dawns in bars
The latest ice-making technology—including cubes made of booze—could make drinks served on the rocks more profitable.
World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Troubles at the Top
Uh oh. The organization behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List had to bring in outside accountants to demonstrate that 2015‘s voting was on the up and up.
Trendinista: Waco incident underscores need for adequate liability coverage
The recent deadly biker shootout in Texas underscores the need to make sure your restaurant is protected against any even remotely similar event.
How restaurants can deter old-school theft 1
With the “Fight for $15” movement targeting foodservice employees, now might be a good time to adopt a “trust but verify” approach to loss prevention.
Penton Restaurant Group

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