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December 2018

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Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Guest Satisfaction Scores Rise at Cheddar's

Darden chief executive Gene Lee admitted he’s “disappointed by the lack of progress in the top line” at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. After reporting same-store sales declines of 4 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Darden’s most recent acquisition has tracked negative in six straight periods.

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Andrea Behrends

Successful Restaurants Begin with a 5-Star Lease

As a restaurant owner, your primary focus is on delivering a memorable experience for your customers that is unparalleled by your competition. You dedicate time and energy to developing a mouth-watering menu with trendy refreshments, to be served by a team of professionals who are polite and friendly, while delivering a sought-after ambiance.

Restaurants Go the Extra Mile with Marketing

Staffing and wages. Food costs and procurement. Revenue, traffic, and guest satisfaction. With all the concerns on restaurant operators’ plates, something is bound to fall through the cracks—and more often than not, it’s marketing and outreach.

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Famous Dave's

Evolving Famous Dave's Plots a Virtual Future

The behavior of a third-party delivery user typically plays out as follows: Sort by proximity, or sort by cuisine. Where does that leave a restaurant that doesn’t box its food into a single category? This was a question Famous Dave’s chief operating officer Geovannie Concepcion found himself asking.