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Chicago Sugar Factory

A Restaurant's Essential Guide to Winning Social Media Marketing

Walk into the Sugar Factory American Brasserie in the shadow of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and cameras—dozens of them across the dining room and retail space—are capturing photos.With bold signature items like the King Kong Sundae and smoky, candy-infused cocktails, Sugar Factory is one of America’s most Instagrammed restaurant brands—and that hasn’t happened by accident.

5 Tips for Remodeling Your Restaurant

Greg and Gabi Denton knew it was time.Late last fall, the Portland, Oregon–based restaurant power couple, winners of the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs of the Northwest honor, announced they would be closing SuperBite, their not-quite-two-year-old concept dishing big umami bites, on December 31.

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Upgrade Your Beverage Menu

When Cowlaboration #8 dropped last December, Luke Shimp could only smile.The owner of Red Cow, a four-unit, Minneapolis-based chain, Shimp knew the company’s latest collaboration with a local brewery—a ruby-red cranberry sour developed with nearby Indeed Brewing Company—represented the continuation of an innovative endeavor that has propelled Red Cow’s marketplace standing and performance.

7 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a Pizza Oven

These days, John McCale can talk about his search for the perfect pizza oven with a lighthearted grin. That wasn’t always the case. As McCale developed his fast-casual pizza concept PizzaFire alongside colleague Sean Brauser, the man who constructed Romeo’s Pizza into an award-winning chain of some three-dozen units, the quest to find the right pizza oven was a trial-and-error adventure.

The Essential Guide to Financing Your Restaurant

When it comes to financing restaurants, Dan Bavaro has traveled the meandering, choppy path of so many entrepreneurs, chefs, and restaurateurs before him.For his first Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria in Tampa, Florida, Bavaro relied on money earned through the sale of his New Jersey–based transportation business.

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The Convenience Store Threat

Forget your grandfather. These aren’t even your father’s convenience stores.There are menus touting spicy chorizo and smoked Gouda on ciabatta, baked tilapia, and arabica coffee. There’s signage broadcasting terms like artisanal, organic, and free range.