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August 2016

Giving Back Pays Off

Whether the mantra is to be chef-driven or locally sourced, today’s restaurants are quick to communicate their ethos and let guests know what they value. At Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Austin, Texas, the restaurant group proudly calls itself community-driven.

Parks & Rec Diner Forges its Own Identity

Named for the actual department in the Motor City’s government that called this space its home for 40 years—and not the former hit TV show—Parks & Rec Diner is introducing Detroit to the boundless possibilities of a chef-driven breakfast.

The Three Biggest Pest Threats for Restaurants

As the summer heat continues, so does the risk for additional pest pressures. Flies, cockroaches, and rodents are three of the dirtiest pests restaurants should be concerned about—all three are capable of transmitting dangerous diseases—and are certainly not pests you want as a part of your diners’ experience.

5 Marketing Mistakes Successful Restaurant Owners Never Make

The restaurant business is booming: Research by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) states that U.S. sales are expected to reach $783 billion in 2016.That’s great news for the country’s restaurants—but how can you make sure you get your share of the bounty?Aside from delicious food and awesome service, by using effective marketing—that’s how.

The Ever-Changing World of Restaurant Design

The rise of the celebrity chef has left little room for debate. When it comes to brand recognition, the strongest identifier for restaurants remains the men or women who don the culinary whites. However, as any restaurateur can attest, the process of opening a new store from the ground up will result in a lengthy list of credits.

Digital Wallets Increase Table Turns

There’s little more frustrating for a restaurant guest ready to leave than waiting for the server to bring the check, biding time for the credit card payment to be picked up, and then lingering for the card to return.

Catering Success

Combine a swanky steakhouse with a chic bar lounge and what results is STK, a group of 10 global eateries located in trendy neighborhoods in gateway cities such as New York, London, and Chicago. But The One Group, which owns STK, is always in pursuit of new revenue streams.

Is it Time to Start Eating Insects?

It might be time to address our nation’s bug problem. Estimates say that insects form a part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people, according to a study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Cycling and Craft Beer Just Go Together

To learn the best bicycling cities, we turn to Bicycling magazine. And its editors list the top three two-wheeler towns as Minneapolis; Portland, Oregon; and Boulder, Colorado. So it’s no surprise to find three of the best bike-and-beer experiences in those locales.

Why Restaurants Should Embrace Technology

Restaurants are in a great spot.For the first time ever, consumers are now spending more at restaurants than in grocery stores in the U.S. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is because restaurants are a technology escape for consumers.

The Little Dream Comes True

If there is truly such a thing as a guidebook for opening a restaurant, Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo ignored it. On the first day they welcomed guests to Piccolo Sogno, there was less than $3,000 in their business and personal bank accounts.