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Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

Beef 'O' Brady's Slices Open New Revenue Streams Beef 'O' Brady's Slices Open New Revenue Streams

Chris Elliot wasted little time in analyzing the market when he stepped in as CEO of Beef 'O' Brady's in March of 2010.

Traffic Positive for First Time in 2014 Traffic Positive for First Time in 2014

Guest Metrics collects data from POS systems in bars and restaurants around the U.S. Its data reveals that after tough year-to-date trends for the restaurant/bar industry, traffic turned positive for the first time this year in the 4 weeks ending Aug. 10.  
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Coco's Bakery Restaurants Redesign Core Menu Coco's Bakery Restaurants Redesign Core Menu

Coco’s Bakery Restaurants, Inc., a family dining restaurant with more than 100 locations on the West Coast, announced the brand has completed the redesign and rollout of its new Core Menu, which has a host of fresh new ingredients and never-frozen steaks.

Brinker Honors Supplier Partners of the Year Brinker Honors Supplier Partners of the Year

Brinker International, Inc., the parent company of Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy, awarded three dedicated supplier partners with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award, the company’s highest honor. 

Mugshots Breaks Ground on Unit in Mississippi Mugshots Breaks Ground on Unit in Mississippi

Mugshots Grill & Bar announces the ground breaking for the 2015 opening in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

Passion Project Lights a Spark in Struggling District of Tampa Passion Project Lights a Spark in Struggling District of Tampa

When Ulele opens in Tampa Heights, one of the downtown districts of Tampa, Florida, next week, it will ignite a spark the neighborhood hasn’t seen in decades.

Walk-On's Hires Talent Ahead of Franchise Plans Walk-On's Hires Talent Ahead of Franchise Plans

Walk-On’s Enterprises, the Baton Rouge-based owner and operator of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar and Happy’s Irish Pub, has added three talented professionals to its corporate support team as it prepares to launch a franchising initiative for its most popula

Shakewell Introduces Daily Cocktail Hours and Brunch Service Shakewell Introduces Daily Cocktail Hours and Brunch Service

Shakewell, a Spanish Mediterranean restaurant and bar in Oakland, California, from partners and Top Chef alums Jen Biesty and Tim Nugent, is expanding the restaurant’s offerings with the introduction of two daily cocktail Hours, with creative cocktail

FSR Buyer's Guide Deadline is Friday, August 22 FSR Buyer's Guide Deadline is Friday, August 22

The December 2014 issue of FSR will feature the second annual Buyer’s Guide, an overview of the best new products for full-service restaurants—including ingredients, chef's gear, kitchen equipment, table service, bar ware, and technology—that operators

Breakfast Daypart Penetration Up 26% Since 2009 Breakfast Daypart Penetration Up 26% Since 2009

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Foodservice Breakfast Trends in th

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