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Your Bar's Secret to Attracting Millennials: Self-Serve Beverages

Millennials are a sought-after target market in the hospitality industry, thanks to their estimated spending power of $200 billion per year and tendency to eat out five times a week, on average. A majority of millennials 21 and up also report spending time at bars at least once a week, whereas older generations are less than half as likely to frequent drinking establishments.

Do Your POP Displays Measure Up?

One of the most under-utilized tools in restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores are point-of-purchase displays, more commonly referred to as POP displays. POP displays can attract customers’ attention with eye-catching graphics, creative fonts, and vivid colors to entice customers to make last-minute purchases at their time of checkout.

Quaker Steak & Lube Chats Social Media Strategy, and the Power of World-Class Service

Since 2017, Bruce Lane has served as VP of operations and franchise services for Quaker Steak & Lube. Serving more than 30 million wings annually, with bottled sauces for retail sale, and winning the title of “Best Wings USA,” I wanted to know more about the successful marketing behind the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant chain, which has 40-plus locations across the U.

4 Ways to Finance a Catering Business

If you’re considering starting a catering business or looking for money to expand an existing one, you might have heard that restaurant loans are difficult to come by. And, in a sense, it’s true—banks don’t always want to give out loans to high-risk businesses (restaurants included).