Bob Krummert

Floating food truck takes to the water 
Business has been full speed ahead this summer for The Bouy, a converted house boat that serves fast casual food at a scenic Idaho lake.
Cider: Plenty of growth on tap 
More than a few beer and wine drinkers have made the switch to cider. Savvy restaurant operators are already cashing in on this trend.
Groupon opens new front in restaurant delivery wars 
Takeout and delivery customers get cash back when they order food using Groupon To Go, but the hefty discount doesn’t come out of the restaurant operator’s pocket. Yet.
Fight for $15 could trigger full-service payroll problems 
Restaurants that depend on a steady supply of low-cost yet well-trained culinary talent could suffer collateral damage in the minimum wage wars.
Restaurants target families with gaming approach 
Dave & Buster’s has upped the ante for marketers, experimenting with digital games to lure customers.
Cuban cuisine set to invade U.S. menus 
Normalized relations will likely spark inerest in this relatively unknown style of Latin American cooking.
Smokey Bones craft beer
Too much information may cramp craft brew’s growth 
Like it or not, customers at large chain restaurants are going to be made aware of the nutritional content of their suds.
Full-service patrons lukewarm about restaurant tech 
Full-service restaurant customers might use technology to plan for a meal away from home. During and after, not so much.
25 great bargains for your wine list 
Can inexpensive wines please customers yet also boost margins? Perhaps—if you pick the right ones.
The District's Chicken Wings
Study: Sensational starters may overshadow entrees 
New research finds that appetizers that are too tasty can make main courses pale in comparison—and vice-versa.
Millennials eclipse Boomers as prime restaurant customer base 
The most-analyzed demographic is now also the largest one—and its members love to eat out.
Risk-averse investors looking for a few good chefs 
The smart money—perhaps some of the smartest—is trying the private equity approach to independent restaurant funding.
Groupon, LivingSocial best suited to ambitious new restaurants 
A study finds that daily deals tend to undermine the reputation of many restaurants that offer them
Top 10 toppings for peak hot dog day 
An informal survey by an up-and-coming fast casual concept reveals the most-craved hot dog topping combos.
Trendinista: New pop-up concept lures Breaking Bad fans 
Although the revolutionary AMC series ended its TV run more than a year ago, some clever entrepreneurs are cashing in on its notoriety.
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