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Genghis Grill

Genghis' Kwest: Healthy buzz for a few bucks

Still not seeing the potential of this whole social media thing? Then consider the buzz blitz Genghis Grill waged—for a song—to position its Mongolian barbecue as a healthy option.

Genghis Grill

Patrons build their own Mongolian stir-fries, then watch as staff cook their meal over an open flame

We were going to be very disappointed if Anthony Weiner didn’t somehow figure into this week’s roundup of ideas. And the industry didn’t let us down! Plus, a very cool online scavenger hunt. An app whose genius is hard to refuse. And sage advice from Tim Zagat.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.