Bob Krummert

startup business
OpenTable contest fuels new full-service startups 
The online reservation service provider wants to help more entrepreneurs break into the sit-down restaurant business.
pizza delivery
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.
minimum wage protest
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.
Washington Redskins restaurant
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.
Nachoria restaurant
Trendinista: Narrow-focus Mexican concepts take off 
The latest spin on fast casual: all nachos, or all taquitos, all the time.
Restaurant delivery sign
Delivery tops new trend list 
When it comes to purchasing restaurant-quality meals, consumers feel the need for speed.
Rosy forecast for full-service franchises 
A team of top economists forecasts that in 2016 both quick service and full-service restaurants will see sales rise by 6.3 percent over 2015.
High-tech handwashing aids food safety fight 
It’s difficult to enforce hand hygiene protocols in busy restaurant environments, but smart devices give owners and managers a shot.
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No-tip movement gaining no traction 
A strong majority of customers don’t want restaurants to adopt zero-gratuity policies.
red wine
Millennials dragging wine sales down 
Vino sales down at your restaurant? Blame Millennials—and figure out what else you might sell them.
beer brewing kit
How to beat the brewpubs at their own game 
Push-button pilsners and porters? The barriers to entry that have kept most restaurant operators out of the small-batch craft brewing business are about to disappear.
Destination dining, the Tesla way 
Restaurant locations are already a key part of this cutting-edge car company’s nationwide charging infrastructure. It wants to add more.
Foam ban no fun for DC operators 
Anonymous snitches and undercover inspectors aside, Washington DC demonstrates that new government regulations can be implemented in a restaurant-friendly manner.
Penton Restaurant Group

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