Bob Krummert

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.
Farm to table? Why not do both?
A well-known artisan growing operation will teach aspiring farmers how to raise crops exclusively for the upscale restaurant trade.
New online ordering options help operators boost business
Takeout and delivery are set to become a bigger component of many restaurants’ revenue stream. Are you ready?
Capital Grille promo bets on value wines 2
Top wine industry experts give operators a heads-up on how they can buy value wines like the big boys do.
5 solutions for the dirtiest areas in a restaurant  2
How to avoid restaurant-related cleaning issues your customers are eager to share online—to your detriment.

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