Bob Krummert

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.
Meet the $25 million food truck  1
Some investors think a mobile grilled cheese operation could become the restaurant industry’s next hot growth concept.
Restaurants could see more demand for red velvet cake 

Now that food manufacturers are relying on red velvet cake to inject new life into their product lines, can restaurants be far behind?

Grouper gets a guarantee 
Fish fraud fighters have a new weapon against illegal seafood substitutions that rip off restaurants.
Court says Yelp reviewers have no right to anonymity  3
Online reviewers can’t hide behind a phony screen name anymore. And print critics are coming out of hiding, too.
2014 food cost outlook: The trends are your friends 
Many of the food items customers now covet also deliver solid margins for restaurant operators.
How restaurants can sell signature items online 
Specialty foods websites are eager to give your restaurant national reach.
Steakhouse for the Mad Men set
Classic menswear provider Brooks Brothers enters the restaurant game.
Study: Waiters, chefs often hung over at work
Your patrons aren’t the only ones guilty of overindulging.
Penton Restaurant Group

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