Ideas

Tips and tricks for understanding your customers and growing your restaurant business
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Legacy brands are struggling in today’s restaurant landscape as regional and contemporary chains are taking their place in consumers’ hearts, said Patrick Noone, VP of Technomic, at April’s...

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

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Marketing

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Social Media

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Consumer Trends

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Design

Legacy brands are struggling in today’s restaurant landscape as regional and contemporary chains are taking their place in consumers’ hearts, said Patrick Noone, VP of Technomic , at April’s...