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Food & Beverage Trends Forecast: What We Can Expect in 2023

 As we near the end of the year, restaurants and those in the food and beverage industry are taking stock of what trends have proved successful this year, and which have not. Barbara Castiglia of Modern Restaurant Management gives her take on what trends are here to stay, and what innovation we can expect as we approach Read more

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Food & Beverage Trends Forecast: What We Can Expect in 2023
 As we near the end of the year, restaurants and those in the food and beverage industry are taking stock of what trends have proved successful this year, and which have Read more
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Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Foot Traffic Is Down. Why Is That?
   The third quarter was a good quarter for chain restaurants. However, more sales do not necessarily translate into more customers. Lisa Miller, President, Lisa W. Read more
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Changing the Stigma Around Franchising
  Franchising is perceived as a difficult commitment to make, and often entails a range of investment hurdles. For many this is enough frustration to turn investors away, but Read more
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Open for Business? What’s Going On With Restaurant Operating Hours?
You may have noticed your local bagel shop doesn’t open as early or stay open as late as it used to. No longer can you pop into the corner store and treat yourself to a late-night Read more
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Current Restaurant Investments in Loyalty Programs
   It’s no secret that restaurants need repeat customers for continued success. Retention is a vital aspect of the restaurant industry, especially since the pandemic. Loyalty Read more
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How Which Wich Is Innovating Through Staffing Challenges
  Changing the future of restaurant staffing is a new digital ordering tool. According to QSR, a disappointing restaurant experience during the pandemic prompted Which Wich Read more

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Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Foot Traffic Is Down. Why Is That?
November 23, 2022
   The third quarter was a good quarter for chain restaurants. However, more sales do not necessarily translate into more customers. Lisa Miller, President, Lisa W. Miller & Read more
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Diversity roles, specifically diversity and inclusion managers, have been the second fastest growing job title in the last five years according to LinkedIn. Yet, these positions are also experiencing a Read more
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Food & Beverage Trends Forecast: What We Can Expect in 2023
November 23, 2022
 As we near the end of the year, restaurants and those in the food and beverage industry are taking stock of what trends have proved successful this year, and which have not. Barbara Castiglia of Modern Restaurant Management gives her take on what trends are here to stay, and what innovation we can expect as we approach Read more
Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Foot Traffic Is Down. Why Is That?
November 23, 2022
   The third quarter was a good quarter for chain restaurants. However, more sales do not necessarily translate into more customers. Lisa Miller, President, Lisa W. Miller & Associates, gives her take on why consumers and restaurant operators alike are seeing such dramatic changes in sales and traffic Read more
Changing the Stigma Around Franchising
November 23, 2022
  Franchising is perceived as a difficult commitment to make, and often entails a range of investment hurdles. For many this is enough frustration to turn investors away, but what if there was light at the end of the tunnel? Thomas Nieto, CEO of Main Squeeze Juice Co, highlights some major drawcards to franchising, and why to not be Read more
Open for Business? What’s Going On With Restaurant Operating Hours?
November 23, 2022
You may have noticed your local bagel shop doesn’t open as early or stay open as late as it used to. No longer can you pop into the corner store and treat yourself to a late-night snack. But you aren’t alone in your observation. Hundreds of thousands of restaurants across the U.S. are shifting or have already shifted their operating hours. This Read more
Current Restaurant Investments in Loyalty Programs
November 22, 2022
   It’s no secret that restaurants need repeat customers for continued success. Retention is a vital aspect of the restaurant industry, especially since the pandemic. Loyalty Reward Programs are more than just a sound strategy; they can help boost a restaurant’s profits by 95% through repeat business.   So, what can a great loyalty program Read more
How Which Wich Is Innovating Through Staffing Challenges
November 21, 2022
  Changing the future of restaurant staffing is a new digital ordering tool. According to QSR, a disappointing restaurant experience during the pandemic prompted Which Wich CEO Jeff Sinelli to introduce Yellow Lab technology, an in-store digital ordering service that allows guests to order from a kiosk rather than at the counter. YellowLab's Read more
Making Healthier Easier with Healthy Franchising
November 16, 2022
   What do consumers want these days? Healthy food and beverage options. While the restaurant industry faces numerous challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an emerging trend in restaurant franchises is offering healthy menu options.  One such franchise, The Main Squeeze Juice Co., inspires to make healthy easier with a Read more
Technology Innovations Restaurants Should Adopt
November 9, 2022
   To keep up with the industry trends in 2023, restaurants must adopt the latest technology. From frictionless dining to delivery services, virtual restaurants, loyalty programs, and kitchen automation, restaurants that aren’t deploying these technology-driven innovations may find themselves on the losing end of tightening margins and Read more
Savannah Seafood Food Shack: Taking Low-Country Boil to the High Road
November 2, 2022
    Seafood is just as thrilling of a cuisine experience to some as it is unfamiliar to others. In fact, only one in five adults consumes seafood on a regular basis—about twice per week. Low country boil and po’ boys are just some of the slang terms for dishes you may hear tossed around in Southern seafood restaurants.  So, what exactly is a Read more