Bob Krummert

Trendinista: Cannabis market ready for culinary touch
There’s a big surprise to be found in the first set of full-year sales figures for legal marijuana in Colorado: recreational users like to eat pot almost as much as they like to smoke it.
Study: Best ways to boost restaurant marketing ROI
Promotional tools abound, but many operators lack the time and money needed to use them effectively.
Study: Pop-up restaurants provide fast track to growth
Fans of temporary eateries want an out-of-the-ordinary dining experience. Giving them one can make you and your restaurant brand famous in a hurry.
Menu Moves: Add name-brand reds to your wine list
Restaurant wine sales should trend up this year, with customers ordering brands and labels they’ve seen on retail store shelves.
Trendinista: Yelp reviews could trigger health inspections 2
Wording found in anonymous online reviews may soon determine how frequently local health officials inspect your restaurant.
Steve Case wants to hear your restaurant pitch 
AOL founder Steve Case is looking for new restaurant concepts to add to his portfolio during his “Rise of the Rest” road tour this May.
Trendinista: Mixologists raise the bar for cheap drinks 
Craft cocktails are still hot, but budget-minded bar patrons also crave low-end libations made with a mixologist’s mindset.
Meet your new target customers: Generation Z  1
With Millennials cutting back on restaurant visits, perhaps it’s time for restaurants to reach out to Gen Z.
Reports: Boom times back for restaurants 
February’s epic blast of winter weather temporarily slowed the restaurant industry’s rapid rate of growth—but by a lot less than you’d think.
Forget Apple Watch. Restaurants need a SCiO. 
A new tech device could quickly—and cheaply—solve many problems that bedevil full-service operators.
Rough seas predicted for raw bars 
A new report says subtle changes in ocean water chemistry could have a major impact on the future price and supply of oysters.
Trendinista: Meet kalettes, the latest superfood 
Kalette, a kale-brussels sprouts hybrid, might be the next big superfood.
Trendinista: How a weak online reputation can hurt valuation 
Selling your restaurant? Be aware of how new innovations, business models and online reviews are affecting its value and be ready to address the issue during negotiations.
Study: Asian restaurants still foreign to U.S. chains 
A new report shows that while the Asian restaurant segment seems ripe for chain development, not much has happened yet.
Study: Dining utensils influence perceived taste 
Cutlery researchers’ advice: Put a fork in it—preferably a gold one.
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