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Marketing: Baby Boomers still hold spending sway
Sure, it’s smart to maximize your restaurant’s appeal to Millennials. But don’t do so at the expense of Baby Boomers.
The Melt’s Smart Box delivery system: Game changer?

Not only does The Melt’s patent-pending Smart Box solve one of the grilled cheese chain’s most vexing problems—maintaining the ideal temperature, texture and mouthfeel of its signature sandwiches during transport to catering customers. The invention may also create a lucrative sideline business for this 15-unit San Francisco-based company, selling its technology to other operators who face similar deliver issues. Catering is a fertile field for fast casual restaurant chains, especially at lunch.

Trend alert: Yelp data vault now open

Many operators have a love/hate relationship with online review site Yelp, skewing toward the latter each time an anonymous reviewer trashes their restaurant online. But even Yelp’s biggest enemies may find themselves making frequent use of Yelp Trends, a searchable database of 57 million Yelp reviews that tracks trends over time and further breaks them down by individual markets.

Study: Cool restaurants drive urban growth
A multitude of factors make cities dynamic and certain neighborhoods hip. But city dwellers surveyed agree on the two elements that matter most: restaurants and food.
Frozen: 3-D ice cream nears reality
3-D ice cream edges closer to reality; Sysco settles its drop ship lawsuit; more recent news
Sriracha ranks as go-to condiment for Millennials
Market trackers at international business intelligence firm IBISWorld think sriracha is poised to go mainstream, thanks to the rising popularity of ethnic cuisine, particularly among Millennial consumers.
Restaurant-goers may have a Ford in their future
Ford's Garage, a gourmet burger/craft beer restaurant, has a licensing agreement with the giant auto maker.
Pay-at-the-table tech: Game-changer or gadget?
How pay-at-the-table technology is impacting restaurants
Phil Romano’s latest concept celebrates the spud
Phil Romano rolls out a new baked potato concept, Potato Flats, while beer sampling takes off.
Survey: Iced coffee drinkers want more flavor options
Done right, a minor beverage category can deliver major revenue for restaurant operators all summer long. Your target market: Millennials.
Election predictor cracks the Yelp review code
An election predictor takes a crack at cracking the Yelp reviews code.
Wedding catering, by the numbers
But because attention to the caliber of food and drink that will be served to guests has become a key part of the wedding planning process, restaurants now have a better shot at making catered receptions a profitable sideline business.
Darden plans to revitalize Olive Garden
Darden is repositioning Olive Garden to be relevant to Millennials. Here's how.
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