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Yup, the recession might be hurting the afternoon daypart of restaurants in the country, but casual-dining chains are fighting back. There is, in fact, a said ongoing lunch war between the best casual-dining chains, as they continue to retool their lunch promotions to offer their customers menu and time flexibility. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro introduced [...]

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Chefs Love To Use Szechuan Peppercorns

by Genevieve G. on April 9, 2012

What ingredients and menu items are popular with restaurant chefs these days? We’ve already talked about a few of them – caramel, different kinds of sauces, in-house charcuterie and the return of pork to restaurant menus, mint, turkey and French fries as sidings. Now we shall talk about a special kind of Asian spice that [...]

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What have we repeatedly said about restaurant marketing? That when you market your restaurants, you’re actually courting your customers—making yourself attractive, continuously finding ways to make them come to you. Intelligent marketing is a must for a restaurant business because every restaurant in town is sure to have its own set of rivals—the Wendy’s across [...]

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Steps In Running A Restaurant Contest

by Jennifer L. on January 8, 2012

Two months ago, we emphasized the need for restaurants to stay relevant: many begin their venture with a grand launch, a massive buzz and critical acclaim; but later on, as time sets in, the buzz dies–traffic deteriorates, sales go slow. We stressed the importance of continuously giving customers new things to buzz about, and we [...]

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Restaurants Find Success In Mobile Marketing

by Jandi on January 4, 2012

Here’s something really helpful: one of the best ways to drive traffic to your restaurant is mobile marketing. The report conducted by customer relationship management provider Cellit brought to light how the restaurant industry turned to mobile marketing in driving new business and traffic to their establishments this year. The basis of the study sprung [...]

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Chefs Tweet!

by Jandi on November 18, 2011

Oh yes, chefs are hot into the tweeting game, just like everyone else. Would you like to learn about a restaurant’s specialty for the night, or the chef’s breakfast meal? You can ask, but just make sure to limit your question to 140 characters. Diners can now seek access to a restaurant’s chaotic, busy kitchen—thanks [...]

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October Celebrates Pizza!

by Genevieve G. on October 17, 2011

October is National Pizza Month. I know, I know, some people are not big fans of this National Whatever celebrations, be it by day, week or month–but some people do. They actually believe that it works in promoting their products , and well, it gives us a reason to highlight our favorite food every once [...]

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All culinary aspirants would love to wear a legitimate chef hat one day. Not a hat worn as a trainee, or one that’s just for apprentices or culinary interns—a real toque that signifies his position in his own kitchen. And that reality is not so far anymore for this year’s winners of the 2011 Nestle [...]

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Buffalo Wild Wings would have been significantly affected with NFL’s threatened lockout—but the chain was quick to find a way by making use of social media. “Like football?  Click here to join our petition to keep the season alive.” “Sundays won’t be the same without football.  Click here to join the movement to save Sundays.” [...]

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The National Restaurant Association’s KidsLiveWell program reminds all that it is not just for the big ones. We have reported earlier that 19 big names have spearheaded the launch of the program, all geared up to set a healthier food trend for children. Now they are encouraging the participation of everyone, the big restaurant companies [...]

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