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50 Great Ideas

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

50 Great Ideas

20. Cut the a.m. carbs

The dining team at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.,  makes hash browns using low-carb vegetables such as celery root, rutabaga and kohlrabi. The team says the menu item is a way to appea...

50 Great Ideas

19. Buddy system

At Pennsylvania State University, managers ask students and full-time employees if they have a best friend at work. Management says it’s a great measurement of employee morale.

As cannabis becomes legal in more states, operators are finding clever ways to promote different menu items. Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, Calif., offers a Stoney Negroni cocktail with CBD oil and ...

The KFC Foundation, a nonprofit funded by KFC franchisees, launched MyChange, a personal finance program for employees at participating U.S. KFC locations. The goal of the program is to promote financ...

To combat the tough labor market, TJ Schier, president of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches franchisee SMART Restaurant Group, passes out business cards to anyone, anywhere who has given superior custome...

At a time when chains are pouring into the delivery market, Domino’s is finding new turf to explore. The unabashed leader in delivery added more than 150,00 Hotspots—unconventional delivery zones in p...

Servers at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery’s Scottsdale, Ariz., location get to pick a table or two each day to receive a free pancake or another signature menu item. The freebies serve as an incentive to gene...

Instead of having the in-house chef create ethnic-inspired specials, In Situ, in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, offers a rotating menu of signature dishes from 80 chefs around the world. The ...

To help staffers feel empowered, Cava launched a Just Say Yes campaign. The Mediterranean fast casual wants staffers to feel they have ownership of the guest occasion, CEO Brett Schulman said at the R...

Punch Bowl Social offers a blue plate special but takes the colored plates a step further. The eatertainment chain offers a green plate special—a plant-forward dish catering to the increase in diners ...

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