Boston’s Restaurants Rebranding, Millennials Beef Up Brand Equity, Stated Intent Vs. Actual Drivers in Restaurant Visits and Much More

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May 25, 2017

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar Rebranding

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Rebranding

Casual-dining chain Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar began rolling out a branding refresh at its U.S. stores on May 1. The brand refresh includes a new company logo and a new tagline: "America’s Sports Restaurant."

bite-sized buzz for May 24

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including mergers and acquisitions and development news from Curry Up Now, Meritage Hospitality Group Inc., Chicago’s Aloha Poke Co., and much more.

Beverage Bonanza:
Bar Design in The Gilded Age

Beverage Bonanza: Bar Design in The Gilded Age

An unprecedented drinking culture has arisen in the U.S., fueled by the craft movements in beer, spirits and cocktails. This is a world where increasingly sophisticated consumers fixate on imbibing the new and novel, bartenders become celebrities and new bar openings are highly anticipated.

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.

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.

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Opens Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs Opens Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Great Wolf Lodge of Colorado Springs, which opened in January 2017, has added Barnwood, a farm-to-table concept.

Millennials Beef Up Brand Equity; Boomers Seek Healthier Options

Millennials are beefing up restaurant brands, awarding higher than average brand equity (4.7 points) to coffee shops, QSRs, casual-dining and chicken chains, according to new research from The Harris Poll’s 29th annual EquiTrend Study.

Jacks Monterey Opens in Portola Hotel

Jacks Monterey Opens in Portola Hotel

As part of a $6 million lobby renovation, Portola Hotel & Spa overlooking Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf in California, opened a new lobby bar/restaurant, Jacks Monterey.

EMU: Seating With Style. Explore Emu.

Fermob. French Seating. Design. 24 colors.

Boutique Design Presents the 37th Annual Gold Key Award For Excellence In Hospitality Design. Call For Entries-Deadline is July 12, 2017.

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