Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry!

Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry!

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![…]

Building repeat business with restaurant “subscriptions”

Building repeat business with restaurant “subscriptions”

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”[…]

Country’s best place to eat is a food truck, says Yelp

Country’s best place to eat is a food truck, says Yelp

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[…]

Robots are coming:  Is “Starbucks Killer” headed to the U.S.?

Robots are coming: Is “Starbucks Killer” headed to the U.S.?

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.?[…]

Don’t be a Karen… and other restaurant server complaints…

Don’t be a Karen… and other restaurant server complaints…

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…[…]

Five food trends to die in 2020 thanks to Millennials

Five food trends to die in 2020 thanks to Millennials

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[…]