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Communal Tables or No Communal Tables Communal Tables or No Communal Tables

Do diners want to eat with others when they go out? Sometimes, is the answer.

Using Scratch Ingredients Vs. Pre-Prepared Foods Using Scratch Ingredients Vs. Pre-Prepared Foods

A restaurant that makes even its charcuterie from scratch compares notes with a restaurant that buys most things prepared.

Server Incentives—Does It Pay To Use Them? Two Restaurants Weigh In Server Incentives—Does It Pay To Use Them? Two Restaurants Weigh In

Does giving employees incentives boost sales?

To Pool or Not To Pool To Pool or Not To Pool

Is it best if servers share their tips or take their own? Two restaurants make their case.

Takeout Via Phone or Internet? Takeout Via Phone or Internet?

Which works best for restaurants, having someone man the phone for orders or a computer at the ready?

Should Restaurants Take Reservations? Should Restaurants Take Reservations?

Does it work better to take reservations or not? Two restaurants explain their policies.

Should Restaurants Offer Brunch? Should Restaurants Offer Brunch?

Brunch pays off for one restaurant, but not for another.

Long vs. Short Wine Lists Long vs. Short Wine Lists

Which approach is better for you?

To Groupon or Not To Groupon? To Groupon or Not To Groupon?

Using the popular discount service serves one restaurant well while another prefers not to be involved.

Grain-fed vs. Grass-fed beef Grain-fed vs. Grass-fed beef

The debate rages on over these two types of beef. Two restaurants square off on their advantages.