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Coffee-café patrons exhibit strong brand loyalty; 42% of consumers visit the same exact location for each coffee-café occasion, and 24% tend to order from only one brand.

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LYFE Kitchen Pizzadillawich

How do you fit hefty menu analyses that can stretch over hundreds of SKUs into the budget? We asked several operators, who already have gone through the process to share what worked—and didn’t work—for them.

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Reputation Tracker

Restaurants generating the biggest swing in social media sentiment this week. View More

Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
Chick-fil-A ↓ -45% 46% 54% -4
McAlister's Deli ↓ -21% 71% 29% 48
Bar Louie ↑ 46% 70% 30% 41
Morton's ↓ -3% 76% 24% 51

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 9-2-2014

Blogs
By Peter Romeo, Vice President & Editorial Director

Restaurants took aim at a number of trends to bolster business, but their marksmanship wasn’t always keen. Oh, was it not keen.

By Kelly Killian, Executive Editor

The battles currently being waged by shareholder activists at large restaurant companies could be claiming some important collateral damage: the industry’s African-American CEOs.

By Patricia Cobe, Senior Editor

Some new restaurants prefer to stay under the radar on opening day, building momentum as they hit their stride. Others open with a bang. The latter was the case when Chicago’s River Roast held its opening party with high-profile Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia fame at the helm.

By Sara Rush, Associate Editor

Instead of making generalizations about millennials and how they differ from other consumer groups, associate editor Sara Rush opted to perform a simple case study of her own: dinner with her family to observe the differences in opinions and behaviors of millennials and boomers.

By Justin Massa, CEO of Food Genius

Any food blog worth its (sea) salt would likely consider quinoa a passé trend. The sun has set on the protein-packed grain as quickly as it rose, and its trendy status has recently been handed off to sexier ancient grains like chia and farro.