Gina LaVecchia Ragone

Gina
LaVecchia Ragone
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Kick Apps: 5 cool digital tools for restaurants
These electronic tools will help you work more efficiently and bring more guests through your doors.
Lobster ME grabbing share of fast casual
Jeff Fine fell in love with Maine lobster and decided to bring it to the masses with a fast-casual restaurant chain.
7 elements of great dining room design
High-profile restaurant designer Paul Basile shares professional tips for memorable spaces.
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Fast casual restaurants get a bump from alcohol service
Adult beverages are a largely untapped opportunity for many fast casual restaurants—but that may be changing.
Trendinista: What's on the beverage cutting edge?
There's plenty of room for growth in adult beverage sales. How do you get your share?
Check out L.A. hot spot E.P. & L.P.
Aussie restaurateurs Grant Smillie and David Combes and hot young chef Louis Tikaram mix great Asian food, a glamorous rooftop view and great music at E.P. & L.P. in L.A.
8 more restaurants we’re dying to try
From catfish in Georgia to cebiche in San Francisco, this crop of new restaurants knows how to make an entrance.
Kick Apps: 5 cool digital tools for restaurants
Want to work more efficiently, save money and put more guests in your seats? We’ve found some apps for that.
Trendinista: Snacking still on the upswing
New data shows snacks play an increasingly significant role in American diets.
Back East: How one California restaurant business is launching an expansion
15-unit Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, based in Southern California, is exploring a whole new region.
5 ways to protect your business from divorce
Many restaurants are family businesses, so a divorce can be especially devastating. Here's how to minimize the damage.
5 tips to create a killer patio
OpenTable users recently chose their favorite al fresco spots. Here are some ideas to improve your outdoor dining space.
A look at OpenTable's favorite al fresco dining restaurants
OpenTable users recently chose their favorite al fresco spots. Here are some ideas to improve your outdoor dining space.
Bees are good business for Illinois chef
Hilton Oak Brook’s Sean Patrick Curry found a sweet side-business—and a way to support the ecosystem—through beekeeping.
A look inside Hilton Oak Brook's beehive
Chef Sean Patrick Curry found a sweet side-business—and a way to support the ecosystem.
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