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October 2018

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BJ's Sizzling Run Isn't Close to Over

After another quarter of gains, BJ’s Restaurants continued its streak of success in the casual-dining sector. Compared to last year, the 201-unit chain has executed one of the industry’s more impressive turnarounds.

3 Ways to Use Yelp for Restaurant Marketing

Online reviews have been shown to influence 67.7 percent of purchasing decisions, according to Moz.84 percent of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation (Bright Local data)74 percent of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business moreWhile there are several platforms you could be looking at, Yelp is definitely one of the most effective marketing spaces online with 142 million unique users per month.

OpenTable CEO Steps Down as Kayak Takes Over

At the end of this year, OpenTable chief executive officer Christa Quarles will step down from the position. In an email to employees, she announced her departure earlier this morning. OpenTable went through major restructuring earlier this year when parent company Booking Holdings eliminated various positions, including chief financial officer role, and transitioned Quarles under Kayak CEO Steve Hafner.