Marketing

Fine dining may not be immune to inflation pressures after all

In New York, one restaurant promotes ‘bargain’ pricing with a $99 porterhouse for two. Will we see more value positioning in high-end restaurants?
Old Homestead's porterhouse for two was $155, but is now available for $99 for a limited time./Photograph courtesy of Old Homestead.

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Pricing has driven restaurant sales growth for the past 2 years

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Food

Restaurants can learn some foodservice tricks from supermarkets

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So you are opening a restaurant in a Walmart? Good luck with that

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