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Jun 3, 2015
Menu moves: Be prepared to answer questions about GMOs
More consumers are concerned about genetically modified foods and restaurants should be able to relay the facts....
Jun 2, 2015
5 things you need to know about restaurant construction
The right construction company will educate you and be by your side throughout the process....
Jun 2, 2015
Menu Moves: Dim sum dovetails with current dining trends
Dim sum, a centuries-old dining style, is resurfacing in nontraditional ways as diners want small, shareable plates....
May 29, 2015
Gear up for more international guests
Should Brand USA’s new campaign draw a surge of international visitors, you’ll benefit by welcoming a wide array of diners....
May 21, 2015
How to attract Millennial business diners
Large tables, craft beers and warm hospitality resonate with a younger diners entertaining clients or associates in restaurants....
May 20, 2015
How Apple Pay is playing out for restaurants
Diners can view their check in an app, choose a tip amount and settle the check....
May 13, 2015
All-male Hooters knockoff: Will the dudes abide?
Tallywackers could become one of the hottest concepts to hit the industry in years....
May 8, 2015
Trendinista: 7 midyear restaurant trends
How Hispanics, Millennials, smoky flavors, technology and other factors are influencing foodservice....
May 6, 2015
Future looks bright for independents, Technomic says
Consumers are expected to gravitate toward independent restaurants and smaller chains in the next decade....
May 5, 2015
Menu Moves: Answer the call for more veggies
Now that more Americans are concerned with fresh ingredients and healthy meals, using vegetables as entrées is a practice that has gone mainstream....
May 4, 2015
Make a good impression on Mother’s Day
One of the busiest days of the year brings challenges, which can often lead to poor reviews. Ensure you’re prepared for the rush....
Apr 30, 2015
4 buzzwords to strengthen menus and marketing
Use terms that speak to Millennials: fresh, customized, local and authentic.
Apr 29, 2015
6 brands vying to be 'The Next Chipotle'
Too many fast-casual concepts are being touted as The Next Chipotle. Here’s a rundown, as well as our thoughts on their chances to duplicate the burrito king’s success.
Apr 27, 2015
Restaurant owner ditches fine dining for tacos
The son of a surfer was finally able to ditch the corporate world, throw on a pair of blue jeans and get back to creating some seriously good Mexican food....
Apr 27, 2015
Trendinista: Cannabis market ready for culinary touch
There’s a big surprise to be found in the first set of full-year sales figures for legal marijuana in Colorado: recreational users like to eat pot almost as much as they like to smoke it....
Apr 22, 2015
Menu Moves: What’s new with BBQ
Gear up for National Barbecue Month by thinking outside the smoke box....
Apr 20, 2015
Trendinista: Momentum builds toward nixing tips
Now that a number of high-profile restaurants have eliminated gratuities, is it time for you to consider a new way of compensating servers?...
Apr 1, 2015
Menu Moves: Restaurant chains get crafty with beer
Chain restaurants are taking a page from your playbook: partnering with local microbreweries to bring that local vibe into the bar....
Apr 1, 2015
How guest demands are shaping restaurants' customer service
Shifting consumer priorities are forcing restaurants to adapt in a variety of ways....
Mar 25, 2015
Menu Moves: Lofty beef prices have chefs eyeing goat, lamb
Goat—lower in fat than chicken but higher in protein than beef—is one of the most widely consumed meats in the world....
Mar 24, 2015
Meet your new target customers: Generation Z
With Millennials cutting back on restaurant visits, perhaps it’s time for restaurants to reach out to Gen Z....
Mar 23, 2015
Concept of Tomorrow: Punch Bowl Social
Watch out for Punch Bowl Social, a rapidly growing “eatertainment” concept offering craft cocktails, a from-scratch kitchen, bowling, ping-pong, shuffleboard and more....
Mar 18, 2015
Menu Moves: Demanding a more humane supply chain
More restaurants are defining transparent sourcing to include animal living conditions....
Mar 16, 2015
Reports: Boom times back for restaurants
February’s epic blast of winter weather temporarily slowed the restaurant industry’s rapid rate of growth—but by a lot less than you’d think....
Mar 13, 2015
Trendinista: Airports become showcases for local food
Despite operational challenges, airport locations help showcase the best food of the region and create a sense of place for visitors.
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