Industry Headlines from FSR magazine

  • NetWaiter Offers Integrated Birthday Marketing Feature [09-02-2014]

    NetWaiter, the online ordering service for restaurants, now offers restaurants the ability to send customers a Happy Birthday message with a tailored promotion.

    NetWaiter automatically triggers the promotion, emailing it to each customer before their birthday.

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  • Alto-Shaam Golf Outing Raises $100K for Lymphoma [09-02-2014]

    The sixth annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing held on Aug. 9 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin chapter, making the event its largest independent fundraiser in the state.

    Alto-Shaam founder Jerry Maahs passed...

  • On the Border Signs on to No Kid Hungry [09-02-2014]

    In America, one out of five children struggles with hunger. On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is supporting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds at its restaurants.

    From Sept. 2-9, On The Border guests will have the option to add a...

  • Familiar Ingredients Encourage Healthy Purchases [09-02-2014]

    New Mintel research finds that more often than not, diners eat with their eyes, not their stomachs, as about 38 percent of adults agree that if a healthy menu item sounds tasty in the menu description, they are more likely to order it.

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  • Sales and Traffic Rose in July, Despite Bearish Outlook [09-02-2014]

    Due in part to a dampened outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July. 

    The RPI, a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and...

  • Mi Rancho Names VP of Sales and Marketing [09-02-2014]

    Mi Rancho, a company in the foodservice sector for tortillas and Mexican food products and a new contender in retail stores with innovative product-offerings, has named Fernando Alvear as vice president of sales and marketing. 

    In his role, Alvear will work closely with third-generation...

  • Waffle House Donates to Troops [09-01-2014]

    In celebration of National Waffle Week and its 59-year heritage, Waffle House restaurants will partner with the United Service Organizations (USO) to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families.

    On Sept. 5, 1955, two neighbors, WWII veterans Joe Rogers,...

  • Endless Shrimp Returns to Red Lobster [09-01-2014]

    This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most exciting flavor selections in Endless Shrimp history.

    The promotion offers six delicious shrimp varieties, including the new Sriracha Grilled Shrimp that's paired with a creamy Sriracha aioli...

  • FSR Exclusive Cheesecake Factory is Consumers' Favorite Casual Spot [09-01-2014]

    There's no need to sugarcoat this one.

    Consumers named Cheesecake Factory their favorite casual-dining restaurant in a survey that Market Force, the customer intelligence solutions firm, released last month. Market Force polled more than 1,600 consumers to learn their takes on casual...

  • Bar Louie Celebrates Opening in Hunt Valley, Maryland [08-31-2014]

    Bar Louie announced today the opening of its newest location in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 

    When Bar Louie opened its doors Aug. 29, it became the second Maryland location for the Addison, Texas-based brand. Bar Louie Hunt Valley is conveniently located in the Hunt...

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