Bob Krummert

What operators can learn from March beer sales
Stats show that customer preferences during this key beer-drinking month differ sharply from those that prevail the rest of the year.
Millennials ramp up restaurant spending
Full-service operators can find plenty to love in the first round of data that describes how restaurants have done so far in 2016.
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Living wage initiatives won’t be of much help if they cause midsized full-service restaurants to die off.
Foodservice growth has other sectors envious
The new advice for retail merchants who want to boost revenue: Start acting more like restaurants.
CDC network could yield quicker food safety fixes for Chipotle, others
PulseNet, “a national laboratory network that connects foodborne illness cases to detect outbreaks,” can help restaurants limit damage from foodborne illnesses.
Trendinista: Rooftop gardens elevate cuisine, bottom line
Don’t have the time, budget, skill or energy to grow produce at your restaurant this year? Your building’s owner might outsource the job for you.
Marketing your restaurant to millennials
Trying to crack the millennial code? A new study reveals why restaurant marketers should segment 18- to 35-year-olds into distinct groups.
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2016 outlook: Restaurant technology takes a back seat
Restaurants will face some big challenges this year, but addressing them won’t necessarily require large capital expenditures.
Organic Coup backs up food with a government guarantee
One restaurant that adheres to strict ethical sourcing standards lands the stamp of approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Will others follow?
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OpenTable contest fuels new full-service startups
The online reservation service provider wants to help more entrepreneurs break into the sit-down restaurant business.
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Restaurant customers sound off on delivery do’s and don’ts
A study of delivery preferences in the quick-service segment yields useful insights for full-service restaurant operators, too.
Forecast: Double-digit price drop for beef in 2016
SpenDifference sees lower food commodity costs ahead, particularly for key center-of-the-plate items.
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Elections: Minimum wage hikes on back burner—until fall  1
Bernie’s all in with the fight for $15, Hillary Clinton can live with $12 an hour while Trump, Cruz and Rubio say any increase is too much.
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Washington Redskins latest team to enter restaurant business 
NFL games create a ton of business for sports bars and casual restaurants. No wonder league teams want to get in on the action.
Surprises dominate Yelp’s Top 100 restaurant picks 
Data-driven rankings allow any restaurant, not just the elite, to get national attention.
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