Joe Guszkowski

Senior Editor

Articles by
Joe Guszkowski

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Marketing

How the viral song ‘Fancy Like’ rocked Applebee’s summer

The Walker Hayes hit about eating Bourbon Street Steak and Oreo Shakes generated lots of attention for the chain, as well as some of its most popular advertising ever.

Financing

Applebee's and IHOP are ready to open new restaurants again

Parent Dine Brands is winding down a process that led to hundreds of closures over the past several years, and sees fertile ground for growth coming out of the pandemic.

Suppliers flush with cash are using it to consolidate, often with the goal of offering restaurants more complete systems.

Brinker International is adding an average of 1,000 workers a week at Chili’s and Maggiano’s going into a busy season.

New ovens and other equipment will improve efficiency and food and allow the diner chain to do more at dinner.

The ghost kitchen company has found its innovative model is at odds with the rules in certain markets.

The Outback Steakhouse parent is raising prices for the first time in two years as it prepares for food and labor inflation.

Robots are making another leap. Also, tech acquisitions continue, Butler Hospitality raises $35 million and more.

Some operators are returning to physical menus amid pushback from guests. Others say the benefits are too good to pass up.

The chain raised menu prices 4.2% as commodity inflation hit 14% in the third quarter, driven largely by beef.

Debbie Blount walked on to Reinhardt University's golf team last year—and into a sponsorship with the sports bar chain.

The digital restaurant company is using autonomous rovers from Coco to cart food from three locations in Los Angeles.

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