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Jun 20, 2013
Cash in on the booming relaxation drink market
Forget energy drinks. Now customers want the equivalent of a liquid chill pill that slows them down and helps relieve stress....
Jun 12, 2013
Shandy category to boost bar business this summer
Looking for something seasonal to drive growth in your beer program? Try offering a shandy or other citrus-flavored brew....
Jun 10, 2013
Craft beer: The backlash
Even-more-obscure nanobrews appear to be the next beer trend operators will embrace....
Jun 6, 2013
8 tips on how to better match beer with food
Treat beer like wine to elevate flavors in both, says Chef Daniel Furey...
Jun 5, 2013
Chill out: June is Iced Tea Month
Free your creativi-tea with summer drinks...
Jun 4, 2013
How to upgrade your wine list, on the cheap
A wine competition in L.A. uncovers dozens of wine options available at price points restaurants operators will love....
May 29, 2013
Fake premium spirits scam may create more fallout
Will consumers still trade up to higher-end liquor brands after New Jersey’s “Operation Swill” found some restaurants rip off call drink customers?...
May 23, 2013
Pours, presentation key with craft beers
An NRA Show expert panel considered the nuances of this growing category....
May 22, 2013
McDonald's, LYFE Kitchen adopt healthy halo approach
These two much-different concepts use stealthy healthy marketing and menu descriptions to peddle new superfood-laden menu items....
May 16, 2013
New blood alcohol content proposal draws sober response
A move to lower the legal threshold for drunk driving from 0.08 to 0.05 could be a revenue killer for restaurants that serve alcohol....
May 15, 2013
Raise your glass: Time to charge more for beer
From PBR to $150-a-bottle Samuel Adams Utopias, the price restaurants get for every kind of beer they serve is going up....
May 6, 2013
Master Mixologist: Joaquín Simó
Simó says his goal has always been to be an exceptional host who creates beautiful drinks in a wonderful environment....
Apr 17, 2013
7 wine trends for 2013
A survey of wine industry pros points out key strategies that can kick any operator’s wine program into high gear....
Apr 16, 2013
Tequila takes off
Consumer interest in premium and artisanal tequilas spurts creative cocktail ideas....
Apr 15, 2013
Nanny-state meddlers could boost your bottom line
Would you feel better about a NYC-style ban on supersized soda drinks in your restaurant if you knew you’d make more money with one in place than without it?...
Apr 15, 2013
Max out your drink business on Cinco de Mayo
Craft is king in the cocktail world, but speed matters plenty on high-volume drinking days like Cinco de Mayo....
Apr 9, 2013
The best tippers: Tipplers
An analysis of customer tipping behavior reinforces the benefits of an aggressive bar program for restaurant owners and employees....
Apr 3, 2013
Why Fleming's is betting on wines by the glass
One company looks at changes in U.S. wine consumption patterns and decides to go with the flow....
Mar 28, 2013
Stirring competition set for NRA Show
'Star of the Bar' title up for grabs...
Mar 18, 2013
Beer and whiskey devotees targeted in tastings
Whiskey and beer tastings are more common as consumer demand expands....
Mar 14, 2013
7 healthful beverage trends for 2013
The burgeoning good-for-you beverage market may offer immediate rewards for restaurant operators who are quick to adapt....
Mar 4, 2013
Timing is everything for special wine dinners
There’s no such thing a perfect restaurant promotion, but a Del Frisco’s wine dinner comes close....
Feb 26, 2013
Beef, brown spirits beat out latest trends
Somebody forgot to tell restaurant patrons they should embrace the latest supercool trends in food and drink. According to POS data, they’re sticking with brown spirits and beef instead....
Feb 25, 2013
Kids’ brews yield monster markups
Faux “artisan” beers targeted at kids may hold as much or more revenue potential as craft beers for many operators...
Feb 20, 2013
10 emerging restaurant trends
House-branded spirits and elevated peasant fare are among new industry trends coming into focus....
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