Full-Service Restaurants Face Uphill Battle in 2017

Technomic’s Top 500 Report reveals that the restaurant industry overall fared well in 2016, but full-service restaurants experienced highs and lows, with annual sales growth dipping to 1.4 percent and unit growth remaining flat.

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What Diners Really Want: Stated Intent Vs. Actual Drivers

What consumers say they want from a restaurant meal is not necessarily what determines where they dine out.

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bite-sized buzz for May 15, 2017

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including mergers and acquisitions, development deals, new hires, and much more.

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Bar Design Niche: Pop-Up - Larkin Beer Garden

Last year, the Michigan Baseball Foundation, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates a minor league baseball team in Midland, started an economic initiative to build up and enhance the downtown, which houses the ballpark.

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Trend: Hot Biscuits!

Biscuit Love, Biscuits & Groovy, Biskit Junkie, Biscuitville, Biscuit Bitch (yes, three units, in Seattle), Biscuit Head, Serious Biscuit — who would have thought that the humble southern staple could spur a wave of hip restaurant concepts?

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People Power

There is nothing like watching a plan come together. Whether it’s completing a winning restaurant design, creating an innovative new menu, pulling off a successful event or finishing an ambitious team project, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than that of seeing an idea through to completion.

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