Bob Krummert

Chefs star in Harvard's free online learning venture
Registration for a no-cost online cooking course focused on cutting-edge cuisine is open now. The class-size limit: None.
Lab report: Beer program boosters
Frozen beer is here now; a Gatorade-style brew is just around the corner.
5 tips for preventing restaurant fires
Fires of any size are devastating to restaurants. Here’s what the insurance pros say you can do to avoid them.
No-kid policies may be shortsighted 3
Restaurants that ban kids make headlines, but most operators would forego a huge chunk of business if they were to stop being family-friendly.
Noodles & Co. takes aim at the dinner daypart 
This 348-unit fast casual chain’s first conference call as a public company gave both investors and competitors plenty of food for thought.
Labor activists try scare tactics on Darden
Organizers eager to boost restaurant workers’ wages and benefits now use foodborne illness outbreaks to sway public opinion.
Due diligence: What restaurants are selling for now
Want to unload your current operation or buy a new one? New sales data can help you decide how much any restaurant is worth.
Gallup: Is the beer boom about to go bust? 
A new survey of alcoholic beverage drinkers finds wine nearing parity with once-dominant beer—and liquor’s not far behind.
Big data for smaller operators
Both the U.S. Census Bureau and financial software giant Intuit are making it a little easier to track macro trends that drive your restaurant business.
Annoyed by Yelp reviews? There might be a workaround. 3
While a survey demonstrates that Yelp matters more to restaurant operators than you might hope, an anti-Yelp alternative has quietly made its online debut.
Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon tests restaurant naming limits
What happens if you slap the name of a popular movie character on a restaurant without asking permission or buying the rights? We’re about to find out.
QR codes and smartphones: Make them work for you
QR codes, particularly the edible ones, are finding imaginative uses in restaurants.
Grocery retailers poised to steal more market share
NPD and Technomic both forecast consumers will soon source more meals at supermarkets, fewer from restaurants.
Now for rent near you: Food trucks
A website that brings food truck owners and renters together could create meaningful revenue opportunities for both.
Distributors solving tech issues for operators
The companies that supply groceries to your restaurants are ready to help you navigate the digital maze.

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