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.

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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.

Coming to America

U.S. chains continue to expand internationally, but innovative international concepts are filling niches and gaining popularity here as well.