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Feb. 14, 2013
Cautious consumers require a different tack, NPD says
A slow-motion economic recovery doesn’t necessarily mean a no-growth scenario for every operation....
Jan. 31, 2013
Survey: Many plan Valentine's Day dining splurges
If you hope to get a big one-day revenue boost come Feb. 14, your chances are good this year....
Nov. 26, 2012
Top 2013 dining trends: A new perspective
Two food cost-friendly options make this top 10 trends list worth a look....
Nov. 14, 2012
How customers use mobile devices
Smartphone and tablet ownership is on the rise, but their users take different paths to find information about your restaurant....
Nov. 12, 2012
Millennial customers slash restaurant visits
Watch out. Young adults aren’t flocking to restaurants the way they did just five years ago....
Nov. 6, 2012
Deals’ appeal on the wane, NPD says
Package promos and value menus may be the new norm....
Oct. 31, 2012
Millennials are top fans of restaurant tech
If you’re still concerned that touchscreen ordering systems or iPad wine lists are a tad too impersonal or complicated for your guests, you can stop worrying.....
Sep. 24, 2012
Drinks help sharpen profit edge, Technomic says
Consumer purchasing trends suggest that the time is right to tune up beverage menus....
Sep. 17, 2012
Not on Nommunity? Your restaurant’s missing out
Nommunity’s Food Community app enables customers to interact with each other to find out whether restaurants like yours can give them what they want...
Sep. 5, 2012
Infographic: OpenTable user review trends
Take a look at the results of 15 million consumer restaurant reviews...
Aug. 30, 2012
Menu engineering: Customers still want steak
Restaurant patrons can’t get enough of the latest culinary trends—until it’s time to order....
Aug. 21, 2012
Time to break out of the daypart box?
As snacking gains popularity, restaurant guests want to eat or drink at their convenience, not yours....
Aug. 15, 2012
A nation of grazers spells opportunity
Three square meals? That’s so last century....
Jun. 28, 2012
Does your menu reflect these 7 key trends?
An in-depth study of macro forces that will drive change in the natural products industry tomorrow provides insights into how restaurant menus should be written today...
Jun. 20, 2012
Research shows customers want more value at full-service restaurants
When it comes to customer satisfaction, quick-service restaurants have drawn even with full service in customers' eyes, particularly because of price....
May 31, 2012
Sandwiches get a bigger bite of orders, study finds
Sandwiches are more popular than ever, thanks to lower prices, greater variety, fresher ingredients, flexible portions and healthier choices, Technomic says....
May 31, 2012
Think outside the box for better-for-you barbecue
With summer grilling season around the corner, and more of your customers thinking about health when they dine out, we're sharing some tips from chef Renee Zonka....
May 22, 2012
Kids' meals with toys find fewer takers
McDonald’s iconic Happy Meals and their ilk don’t cut it the way they did in the past, according to the NPD Group....
Apr. 24, 2012
The patio is open
If your restaurant has an outdoor space that’s not living up to its full potential, employ some of these tips and promotions and you’ll have it made in the shade....
Mar. 22, 2012
An inside look at great Italian food
How is it that a handful of restaurants—using the same ingredients, equipment and cooking techniques as everyone else—turn out ethereal versions of the traditional dishes and become wildly popular in the process?...
Mar. 8, 2012
Even the A-team hates health department letter grades
The outcry from New York City restaurant community about the city’s restaurant inspection program offers a lesson to operators located elsewhere....
Feb. 23, 2012
Outlook for Restaurants Rosier Than Overall Economy
Assuming that spiraling gas prices don’t pull the rug out from under any fragile recovery, restaurant operators might finally feel like celebrating a little this year....
Feb. 16, 2012
Menu Engineering Gets A Makeover
A new study suggests it’s time to rethink a few of the old-school menu engineering concepts operators have relied on for decades....
Feb. 6, 2012
Looking for ways to pamper your guests without breaking the bank?...
Jan. 19, 2012
Giggles N Hugs: A 21st Century Family Restaurant
Parents say the family restaurant segment could use some fresh thinking. Enter Giggles N Hugs....
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