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50 Great Ideas

The top industry ideas we've spotted in the last year

50 Great Ideas Articles

Want to get guests' attention? Check out some of these smart marketing moves.

Some of the biggest restaurant concepts are hotbeds for innovation, testing out ideas that will be a boon for operations of any size.

Operators across the country beefed up their HR practices with new ways to work with their teams.

Operators are winning over millennials, among others, with trend-forward dishes and menu presentations.

What takes a notion from “that’s cool” to a smart, business-forward point of differentiation? We present 50 of the greatest on-trend ideas we’ve collected.

Here are some additional great ideas the Restaurant Business editors saw while out and about in their home city of Chicago in the past year.

From hyper-local promotions to customized freebies, savvy restaurateurs are finding new ways and new networks to build business. Check these out.

Indies may get most of the credit for being innovative, but chain restaurants are keeping pace as hotbeds of inspiration. Take a look at some to follow.

In compiling this roundup, we spotted several hotbeds of creativity in bar service and drink menus, chic decor on the cheap, sustainability solutions and hyperlocal marketing.