Posts tagged Ideas


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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Eat + shop = A deeper brand experience

Late last year Urban Outfitters, the retail brand that serves millennials with mass-market hipster and pop culture goods, announced they bought six of seven restaurants from celebrity chef Marc Vetri and his partners for twenty …

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Year in Review – Top Posts from 2015

Thanks to bacon, barbecue and breakfast, this year the restaurant industry recovered the traffic it lost during the recession, said The NPD Group. According to NPD, total food service traffic grew 1% over last year …

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5 ways to use pop-ups to test a new concept

Have you ever looked at your menu and thought, I love you, but I’m just not in love with you anymore? Or maybe it’s your restaurant’s concept that’s got you daydreaming about a new direction. …

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Are you ready for a TV appearance?

Today, 15 minutes of fame on a national TV show is not a pipe dream, but a reality for many lucky restaurants. A TV segment can make millions of viewers made of aware of your …

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One branding tool most restaurants don’t have

A blog. An informational area found on a website. These days there’s no excuse to not have a blog on your restaurant’s website. Most website packages include a blog configuration or a web programmer can easily …

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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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7 ways a private dining room has brand power

This week I read a good article in Restaurant Hospitality on attracting Millennial business diners. Read the article here. Did you know business diners spend 1.6 to 1.8 times more money in restaurants than typical …

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