Restaurant marketing ideas and trends


Does Instagram influence where customers dine out?

The social media channel boasts drool-worthy food photos, but how much does it impact restaurant choice?


Papa John’s introduces new loyalty program

The pizza chain says Papa Rewards will give out points faster than before.

The 60,000 free slices of cheesecake were gone in an hour, sparking frustration and an arrest.

From mugs to onesies, here are some of the wacky branded goodies chains are offering up now.

Consumers learned about coffee growing, climate change and conservation at the McCafe Sustainable Coffee Journey in downtown Chicago.

The quick-service chain steals an Olive Garden stunt and offers up eight weeks of unlimited pasta, with an off-premise twist.

Discounts are still a staple, but new come-ons include free rides and tamales.

The Mexican QSR chain took over Big Ben to celebrate its upcoming opening in the city.

The Red Hen, confused with a restaurant of the same name that kicked out the press secretary, got sassy online and won over the haters.

These LTOs tempted customers in October.