Bob Krummert

Millennial using smartphone
How to reach Millennials through loyalty programs
A recent study reveals how restaurants can best leverage their loyalty programs to attract and keep Millennial customers.
hard root beer
Trendinista: Hard soda category picks up fizz
Don’t miss out on hard soda, a new beverage category that could explode this year.
Opportunity knocks for ambitious female chef/restaurateurs
A James Beard Foundation program will give 22 women a crash course in restaurant leadership.
Gnocchi hash
Millennials favor funkier fats
Does bacon work on your restaurant menu? Other animal fats could give a similar boost, especially if you want to attract 20-something and 30-something foodies.
pastry chef Mindy Segal
Star pastry chef Mindy Segal tests marijuana niche
Star pastry chef Mindy Segal is partnering with a medical cannabis cultivator to produce tasty, consistent edible marijuana products.
Serve gluten-free menu items? Prove it.
Restaurant operators could encounter some challenging dining room dynamics when patrons start using Nima gluten-sensing devices next year.
legumes and beans
Trendinista: Chickpeas, lentils and beans could be the next quinoa
Chickpea pasta is just one of the protein-packed options restaurants can menu to cash in on the next sustainable food trend.
Frankenfish or 3D ocean farming? You make the call
New suppliers are expanding the sustainable seafood spectrum.
Chipotle’s foodborne illness crisis illustrates need for coverage
There’s a way risk-averse restaurant operators can protect themselves against collateral damage from a crisis at associated properties.
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Many restaurants playing technology catch-up
A recent survey suggests operators are ready to upgrade their technology capabilities to give customers more of what they want.
Court ruling, Senate bill pave way for more negative online reviews 1
With a recent court decision and a bill in the Senate, restaurant operators’ legal rights to protect their online reputation continue to shrink.
Get ready for menu labeling, plan B
Even ardent backers of the new federal regulation that mandates calorie counts on chain restaurant menus have begun to doubt how effective the rule will be.
Domino's Chevy Spark
Micro cars enable next-gen restaurant delivery 
An on-board holding oven makes pizza hauling just one food-related task for a customized vehicle like Domino’s Chevy Spark DXP.
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Why Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak could happen to your restaurant  1
New research helps operators understand why E. coli outbreaks are a recurring problem for restaurants.
Trendinista: Edible, compostable containers could end throwaway plate debate 
Edible and compostable dinnerware could solve waste and water issues for some restaurants.
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