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Even industry stalwarts have had to shift their practices to grow their businesses. Here’s how some of the top 100 independent operators are improving sales and traffic.
“This year we are building and maintaining relationships with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Center and local hotels.” —The Southern Steak & Oyster
“Exploring options to add a patio and building our breakfast business with the local corporate community.”
—Founding Farmers Tyson
“Added more outdoor patio space and off-premise catering options.” —Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn
“In 2017, we invested in some property revitalization and expanded marketing and PR efforts.” —‘21’ Club
“Revamped and revitalized the menu to highlight the most popular items.” —Vandal
“We closed for 27 days in January for a major update to the kitchen and dining room.” —Hugo’s Frog Bar
“We introduced a few different tactics to help grow our email databases and launched a fall lunch promotion to help build sales.” —Abe & Louie’s
Qualifying restaurants will be granted a $5,000 tax credit, payable ahead of their tax filing, for every net new position they add.
Bloomin' Brands posted an average rise in restaurant-level operating profits of five percentage points.
After five years of development, the company plans to have up to 100 "automated pizza kitchens" across the country by the end of 2021.
Thanks to a new round of investment funding, the fast casual is getting ready to add corporate and franchised stores, as well as expanding its packaged goods line.
See the full ranking of the Top 100 concepts, which account for more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue, and learn how they are putting hospitality first.
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