November 2013

Every Day's a Holiday

Gift cards do a great deal more for restaurants than pre-sell meals. The idea that “I will gladly feed you Thursday for a burger bought today” only scratches the surface.

Three-Dimensional Branding

Have you noticed? There is much visual similarity among restaurant brands. The interior environments look much alike. The exteriors are similar.

The Strength Chefs Wield

A multi-course dinner prepared by five highly regarded rising-star chefs is sure to whet some appetites.

Beefing Up the Midday Meal

Those lavish expense accounts that supported multi-hour, three-martini lunches in former decades won’t make a comeback any time soon, but two of the nation’s prominent steakhouse chains are banking

Milestone Year

Those crystal ball projections that said sales in the full-service portion of the industry would top $277 billion this year appear to be on track.