Chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of NYC’s famous Cronut® (yes, the product is trademarked!) says imitators should be ashamed about copying his idea. But in a recent article he also encourages other creative chefs to start legally protecting their ideas. Ready to expand his expand his empire, Ansel is off to London to open another bistroRead more about Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry![…]
As plastic straws become more scarce due to their environmental risks, Berry Global has launched a strawless cold drink lid for easy drinking. Disposable coffee lids have had closeable drink flaps for years. But now the “flap” is becoming a thing with cold drink cups, too.
Battling for customer loyalty while meeting rising costs motivated a four-unit restaurant group to launch a quickly popular subscription service similar to a gym membership. For $99 bucks per month, a patron can choose one regular menu item daily at any of the four restaurants operated by the Republic Group based in the Twin CitiesRead more about Building repeat business with restaurant “subscriptions”[…]
Through the magic of the Internet, Yelp reviewers have crowned a San Diego food truck that serves falafels, hummus and other Middle Eastern delights as the country’s best place to eat. Shawarma Guys has operated less than a year, but has consistently earned 5-Star Yelp ratings that zoomed the food truck to the top ofRead more about Country’s best place to eat is a food truck, says Yelp[…]
Ever heard of Luckin Coffee? Don’t worry. You’ll start hearing about it soon as the company drives to replace Starbucks with its highly automated, cashless and low-priced coffee drink operations. The company’s strategy focuses on millennials’ desire for coffee they can pickup quickly or have delivered versus Starbucks relaxed, sit-down environment. Luckin, founded in ChinaRead more about Robots are coming: Is “Starbucks Killer” headed to the U.S.?[…]
OK, we all get exhausted at times in the restaurant business. Sometimes you need just a mental break and Qualin of Confessions of a Server is here to help! After about 10 years as a server, Qualin has seen it all. And now he provides (hilarious) advice to fellow servers and patrons alike. Including theRead more about Don’t be a Karen… and other restaurant server complaints…[…]
Yes, you can get decent quality food photos from your iPhone easily with simple editing tools these days. Pro food photographer Leigh Loftus shows you the steps to take (and avoid!) in this quick tutorial. We also added in a time guide below so you can fast-forward to the topic of interest… 1:00 — startRead more about How to get stunning food photos with your iPhone[…]
OK, those rainbow-colored bagels and caffeine and alcohol drinks once all the rage have quickly gone on life support in 2020 — along with three other trends. Millennials take credit for several of these fads that are starting and ending so abruptly. So, if you’re considering any of these ideas… you might think twice. WeRead more about Five food trends to die in 2020 thanks to Millennials[…]
So, imagine the car salesman saying… “yes, the car comes standard with power windows, leather seats and sending orders from the dashboard.” Welcome to the latest idea to simplify how consumers can order meals from you. Will this be a driver distraction… or a huge opportunity for restaurants?
Research group NPD offers up evidence on how restaurants like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Mooyah’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes and others combat the January sales slump. Among the successes: Motivating gift card use in January, catering to those making New Year’s resolutions and inventing January holidays.