Not Your Average Joe’s New Look, Link Between Restaurant Ambiance and Guest Satisfaction, Development News and More

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April 15, 2014

Not Your Average Joe’s Interior Interior

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Not Your Average Joe’s New Look Strikes Polished-Industrial Tone

Since its founding in 1994, Not Your Average Joe’s has sought to distinguish itself from mainstream casual-dining chain restaurants. Its newest unit, opened in December in Warwick, R.I., represents the best of what founder Stephen Silverstein says the chain brings to the table and is the fine-tuned prototype with which the company intends to grow.

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Chain Development Report for April 15, 2014

This month we look at a handful of fast-casual chains looking to expand their reach including Burger 21 and Corner Bakery Café. International expansion is the name of the game for a variety chains, including Pizza Hut, Rita’s Italian Ice and more!

Restaurant Development Trends News for April 2014

In this month’s development trends report, the burger segment contracts but fast-casual continues to outperform, U.S. fine dining rebounds, and c-store visits take a hit.

White Paper Reveals Link Between Restaurant Ambiance and Guest Satisfaction

Quality, service, convenience and value are the cornerstones of a positive restaurant dining experience, but a recent white paper using data from Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics tool reveals that ambiance plays a critical role as well.

Improving Project Management

The voluminous number of tasks to complete before a restaurant opening boggles the mind. Securing and designing the space, vetting contractors, and managing the construction process represent just a few of the time-consuming responsibilities project teams must tackle. Concept development and operations management may be among restaurant owners' core competencies, but few have expertise managing the design and construction tasks that come with opening a new location.


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