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Differentiate Your Restaurant Brand by Building an Emotional Connection

Consider the lush urban sanctuary in Alexandria, Australia known as The Grounds, where the guests are taken on a food, drink, and social journey in an old warehouse district. Think of Milwaukee’s spy hideout Safe …

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Round up of 2016 restaurant trends

We’re not sure where January went, but we hope that your restaurant is off to a strong start and 2016 will be your best year ever. In case you missed this excellent video on restaurant …

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Pour new profits with your own branded signature sodas

If you’ve noticed that your restaurant’s soda sales have softened, that’s because it’s part of a larger trend. Consumers are drinking less traditional soda drinks with high-fructose corn syrup and more water (flavored and regular), …

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4 Places to cut to gain more brand love

Dining out should be a feel good experience. Patrons select your restaurant to feed their hunger, socialize with friends, meet with business colleagues, enjoy family time or escape from the grind of their day. Consumers …

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What to do when consumer tastes change

This week I’m answering a question from a reader who asks: Our restaurant is a traditional Italian restaurant. We’ve been in business for 60 years and we use old family recipes prepared and served just as …

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Creative menu pairing an opportunity to increase biz & buzz

The idea of pairing food with wine is nothing new. Restaurants have been doing this for years. I just read this interesting article in QSR Magazine where a restaurant now pairs pot with pitas. Why …

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Repaint the story – Your brand is your canvas

My new husband earned an all-expense paid trip for two to the Mexican Riviera from his employer. When I first heard the news I was not excited. My perception of traveling to Mexico was negative. …

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5 of the best places to stay on top of food and restaurant trends

Last week, thanks to social media, we were able to get a peek inside the International Association of Culinary Professionals 37th Annual Conference. The photos and Tweets posted about the emerging trends in food were …

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Pizza, Pizza & Bazaar Meat

For the 2nd year in a row, I was invited to address The International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas on branding. WOW! What a delicious and fun gig. It was three days of hanging out …

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