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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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Ask the expert: Ike Orcutt, head brewer and founder at BuckleDown Brewing

Here’s our second edition of  “Ask the expert” series with Ike Orcutt of Buckledown Brewing. Once a month we post an interview with a successful restaurateur, chef, supplier, brewery professional or a hospitality industry authority. …

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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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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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WHERE to grow your restaurant brand

Whoever coined the phrase “location, location, location” certainly had a good idea. Especially when it comes to restaurants. Location can make or break a restaurant brand. If you are curious on the quote’s reputed author, …

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Ask the expert part deux: Chef / Owner: Brenda Buenviaje

Welcome back to “Ask the expert” series. Monthly we post interviews with a successful restaurateur, chef, supplier, brewery professional or a hospitality industry authority. This is part two of our interview with San Francisco’s Brenda Buenviaje, …

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4 important lessons from CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup”

  I caught up on some of the shows on my DVR one rainy weekend and binge-watched episodes of Restaurant Startup on CNBC. The best way to describe it is a combination of Shark Tank …

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11 branding ideas and lessons I learned in New York City – Part 2

This post is the second part of my 2 part series on things I learned while visiting New York City. If you are just joining in, you will want to check out the prior blog post, too. You can read it here.

4) Have great restaurant name.
My first night out I went to one of my favorite spots in the city, Junoon. Junoon means passion or obsession in hindi. What a great name. The restaurant is the creation of chef Rajesh Bhardwaj who was born in New Delhi and who’s considered a pioneer in Indian cuisine. This place is not your average Indian restaurant; it’s elegant and the food is unbelievable.

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11 branding ideas and lessons I learned in New York City – Part 1

Going to the Big Apple is always a branding blast for me. There’s so much inspiration and creativity and I’m exposed to thousands of amazing brands and their smart marketing work. I learn things that I can often apply to my own business and work.

I was in the city for Fashion Week. If you’re interested in fashion, you might want to read my other general marketing and branding blog (brandingdiva.com/blog). Over there, I shared specific insight on how fashion branding is evolving and influencing other branding categories.

Back to restaurant, hospitality and food branding insight.

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