After five years as a cocktail-only spot, Alley Twenty Six’s owner Shannon Healy took advantage of the sudden availability of the space next door to his downtown Durham, North Carolina bar and built a kitchen.
Restaurant operators and managers had a lot thrown at them last year. New and expanded labor legislation in big cities and across entire states have complicated compliance for some businesses and sowed uncertainty among others.
Trademarks, patents, and other legal protections are often associated with inventions, artistic works, and images—but not so much with restaurants. Nevertheless, intellectual property rights encompass everything from a restaurant’s name and logo to proprietary recipes and kitchen processes.
America loves cocktails, and it loves chocolate. So, with both products experiencing growth, why not put them together? The result has been an evolution of chocolate martinis, chocolate Manhattans, and numerous cocktails featuring products that range from chocolate-infused spirits and chocolate liqueurs to chocolate nibs and Oreo cookies.
While you might be thinking about an opportunity to implement a mobile loyalty or ordering solution into your business, you are probably trying to find answers to the most worrying questions. Like, if it is possible to somehow include Baby Boomers you have among your customers into the segment to promote your mobile app to.
Since launching with 24 products in 2016, US Foods has expanded its Serve Good program to more than 300 offerings across a myriad of categories: seafood, organic, non-GMO, animal care, responsible disposables or waste reduction, and more.
As always, Buffalo Wild Wings is pulling out all the stops for March Madness. On Monday, the chicken-wing chain unveiled its in-restaurant and Final Four activations designed to reward guests and enhance their tournament-viewing experience.
For 16” on Center, the best dining experiences are multi-layered. Boasting a number of restaurants and event venues around Chicago, the hospitality group is invested in its community—the very name refers to a construction mark that yields the strongest build.
Chuy’s off-premise business accounted for about 12.25 percent of sales in the fourth quarter. As far as chief financial officer Jon Howie could recall, the number represented the largest mix in the chain’s 36-year history.
At first glance, East Coast Wings + Grill’s growth plan might seem bold, perhaps even ambitious: Take a 35-unit chicken-wing chain and build it beyond 100 restaurants. Given the casual-dining landscape, where retraction—not expansion—is the buzzword, East Coast Wings would be bucking the trend.
Applebee’s latest tool in its comeback arsenal has arrived. The casual-dining leader announced Monday (March 12) that its enhanced To-Go experience is now live, and the brand is offering a deal to kick off the platform’s added capabilities.
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is exploring strategic alternatives for its Sullivan’s Steakhouse brand, a process that could include a potential sale, executives said in the company’s fourth-quarter review.
Denny’s. The brand you thought you knew.Are we talking about the same America’s Diner that has been around since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first year in the White House? That’s the kind of question chief marketing officer John Dillon wants customers to ask as they sit down to a meal at one of Denny’s 1,735 restaurants around the country.
Online reviews are an important part of any business today. However, compared to other industries, restaurants lead the way when it comes to how online reviews affect customer decision making. In fact, 60 percent of people read reviews before choosing a restaurant or café, compared to 40 percent for hotels and B&Bs, and 33 percent for healthcare professionals.