Ideas

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50 Great Ideas
Rank Idea Location(s) Restaurant(s)
1 A smallwares sidewalk sale San Francisco Cotonga; Quince
2 Deliver a taste of catering Multiple locations Roti; Chick-fil-A
3 Butcher paper menus are on a roll N/A N/A
4 Chef for a night Multiple locations Benihana
5 Service in sign language Toronto Signs
Innovations

To revamp its menu, Native Grill & Wings took to social media for guest input. Appetizers, salads and, of course, wings already were robust categories at the casual-dining chain. What the...

Marketing

Until recently, consumers considered Chipotle one of the most trusted limited-service restaurant brands. After its food safety incidents, Chipotle now scores in the bottom six for brand trust. Source...

Social Media

When looking for new ways to engage with millennials , Smashburger saw an opportunity in Snapchat, the social media darling among young tech users. The fast-casual chain, which launched its Snapchat...

Consumer Trends

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Design

While some established chains are broaching fast casual with entirely new concepts, Pizza Hut is trying a different tack. It’s debuted a fast-casual prototype under the Pizza Hut name, and is...