Jason Q. Freed

Jason Q.
Freed
Articles
Minimum wage boosts remain in the spotlight
5 things you need to know now, including tips to attract a larger lunch crowd and a look at fall season craft beers.
How to get your fill of snack revenue
A penchant for snacking means restaurants can add smaller, healthier plates without reducing check averages.
How mobile orders could transform the industry
5 things you need to know now, including a look at your next competitor and the big weekend for beer sales.
Harvest season yields fruitful fall menus
With about a month of summer produce season left, chefs are beginning to concept fall dishes.
Passing on dessert? You’re missing out
While diners are opting for smaller and cheaper meals, one-third are still splurging on dessert, a recent poll shows.
Use 'big data' to personalize the dining experience
Today’s technology provides restaurants with more actionable data about their guests.
Strategies for courting solo diners
Parties of one are on the rise. Are you ready for them?
Examining breakfast trends and high-priced foods
Restaurants expand breakfast offerings; 20 entrepreneurs shaking up the food system; more recent news
Urban Farmer: Cleveland's new kid on the block 
The second Urban Farmer location faced some last-minute hiccups but has since been embraced as Cleveland’s new kid on the block.
Restaurants face local sourcing, partnership and craft beer challenges
5 things you need to know about recent restaurant news and trends from around the country.
Better guest engagement boosts repeat visits
Guests who make a personal connection with an employee are more likely to return and recommend that restaurant to a friend, research shows.
Technology keeps food trucks rolling
While food trucks may look like a stripped down version of a restaurant, they rely on similar—and often more advanced—technology to streamline operations.
5 things: A look at Dipping Fries, wine research, heirloom fruits and more
A look at KFC Romania’s new Dipping Fries, research on consumer wine purchasing, and examining the value of heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Competition bubbling up in grilled cheese space
If the trend continues, these five grilled cheese concepts will soon be competing for space on a crowded block.
Grilled cheese concepts offer new take on nostalgia 
Grilled cheese sandwiches run the gamut from super simple to complex masterpieces filled with primo ingredients.
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