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Why business sucks—and what to do about it
Chains are blaming all sorts of factors for the softness in sales last quarter, but there’s some agreement on how to counter it.
'Can we get an olé for Chili’s?'
After reporting a difficult quarter, Brinker International revealed a slew of extraordinary near-term initiatives for its Chili’s brand. The addition of delivery might not have been the biggest.
Mushroom season inspires big sales opportunities. The Little River Inn in Mendocino, Calif., is promoting its 6th Annual Mushroom & Beer Dinner as a “culinary adventure” centering on the mushrooms that sprout in the wilds of northern California at this time of year. Each course of the Nov. 8 dinner is paired with a barrel-aged beer from the Russian River Brewing Co.