Seasons 52

…While Darden reaches out to Olive Garden customers

The company issued a very public thanks to Olive Garden fans who have spoken out in defense of the chain and its parent in the struggle with Starboard over matters like salted pasta water and breadstick portion sizes. Some of those allies, Darden says, have tagged themselves on Twitter as #TeamBreadsticks.

Consumer Trends

Award winning chains 2015

Technomic has announced the winners of its 2015 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, which are based on consumer assessments delivered through the research and consulting firm’s ongoing Consumer Brand Metrics study.

Icing has kept East Coast fishermen from harvesting at their usual levels.

Tourism continues to rule the Top 100 Independent Restaurants. Not surprisingly, New York City is home to the most restaurants in the ranking. 33 of the Top 100 restaurants are located in the Big Apple.

Technomic has announced the winners of its 2016 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards in four categories, based on consumer assessments of attributes.

A look at the top chains winning with solo diners—as well as those scoring high with most consumers but missing the mark when it comes to dine-alone guests.

Make sure you have star players ready to step up to the plate. Your training program should have many components, including work outs and practice games...

Restaurant trends change year to year, but one thing remains consistent: Service and hospitality are crucial to consumers. This year’s list reveals some shake-ups.

Anybody can offer a dessert menu, but how do you read your customers to know the best approach to make the buy a dessert. Here are some suggestions.

Here are the five restaurant chains that consumers visit the most for special occasions.

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