Restaurant marketing ideas and trends


Gift card sales get off to a soft start

Bad weather may have dampened purchases on the first weekend of the holiday-shopping season, and shoppers have fewer days this year to shop for everyone on their lists.


Joe Adney joins Black Bear as CMO

The fast-growing chain has also hired a VP of training and development.

No reason was given for the departure of Marianne Radley after just more than a year as U.S. chief brand officer.

Just in time for the holidays: More restaurant-branded merch than ever before.

Active membership rose 15% over the past year following changes to the program and the addition of more marketing technology.

The former CMO of Cheesecake and Noodles & Co. is joining fellow Schlotzsky’s alumnus Kelly Roddy to facilitate expansion.

Christina Clarke becomes the fast-casual chain’s third marketing head in the past 18 months.

Menu items featuring cheese, meat and potatoes rank high this fall.

The fast-casual chain is offering a free meal to any Popeyes employee who shows up in uniform this week.

The chain’s reintroduction of the popular item generated more long lines and customer waits.

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