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January 2017

Michael Mina's Pizza & Burger is Here to Stay

As another Miami summer descended upon the famed Fontainebleau, Michael Mina decided his fine-dining restaurant could use a vacation. In the space formerly occupied by Michael Mina 74, he wanted to open a casual, relaxed venue where sunscreen-soaked guests could feel as comfortable in board shorts as they would in dinner jackets.

What Not to Do in Your Restaurant This Year

Sprinkled throughout this story are suggestions and innovations from restaurant owners and operators, culminating in a presentation of 100 Best Practices to consider for 2017. We thought this list would be a fun and productive way to kick off the New Year, but a list that could be just as important is what not to do.

Beer Boosts Casual Dining

Each fall when I attend the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, there’s always a point when I stop whatever I’m doing, gaze across the hall of the Colorado Convention Center, and marvel at just how far beer has come.

7 Steps for a Successful Technology Rollout

Technology is evolving, and it’s taking restaurants with it. Driven by consumer demand and expectations, restaurants are adapting to today’s culture by implementing tools that allow them to remain competitive, like online waitlists, scheduling, loyalty programs, and other adaptions for operational efficiencies.

Black Bear Diner Blossoms Into a National Favorite

Twenty-one years ago in Mount Shasta, California, Black Bear Diner opened its doors with the goal of being a small restaurant serving its community. That commitment to the community continues today but what started as a single location has blossomed into 85 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not a novel concept for the restaurant industry. Since the ADA’s enactment, restaurants have grappled with ways to ensure that they are accessible to individuals with disabilities.