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3 ways operators are keeping business afloat in spite of Hurricane Harvey

Now in the recovery stage, operators are doing whatever they can to get their diners back up and running and ensure the safety and stability of affected employees.

Consumer Trends

The supermarket threat

The new Whole Foods Market in Portland, Maine, is a 48,000-square-foot behemoth, just two blocks off the turnpike spur that connects Maine’s largest city with a string of affluent towns along the coast.

Competitors say they've not felt the football fallout Papa John's cites as the main reason for a sales slowdown.

Is your broadliner going the extra mile for you—like these guys do?

Make the most of the new year with these occasions ripe for restaurant marketing.

Smarten up your staff without going broke.

More brands are aiming to exploit the niche between catering and takeout with big meals packaged for the holidays. The going price: $109.99 for a 10-person spread.

Water—whether it’s used in your equipment or served to your patrons—is vitally important to your operation. Today, being “water wise” means using...

Whether on-premise or off, catering can be a lucrative extension of your brand. But just as with the in-restaurant dining arena, the economic downturn has changed the rules of the game. Corporate events and high-ticket expense account dining have dried up. Weddings and other social events are smaller in size and budget. Fancy and formal are out; casual, creative and flexible are in. Caterers' new marching order: Do more with less—a lot less.

Bryan Lockwood and Barry Goff bought Freebirds World Burrito in mid-2008—just before the economy took the precipitous swing that now favors fast-casual.

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