Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list

Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list

Cajun cook Alzina Toups in Galliano, Louisiana likes to keep life simple and her Jambalaya authentic and plentiful for everyone who comes in to serve themselves. But you can’t walk into Alzina’s Kitchen — housed in a converted welding shop. You must make a reservation (by phone only). Plan on waiting a year for aRead more about Cajun restaurant with one chef, no menu and year-long wait list[…]

How fast food chains sell more high-priced items

How fast food chains sell more high-priced items

Wonder how the “inexpensive” food doesn’t seem to add up when placing an order at one of the large quick-service national chains? Well, there’s a science to that.  Involving combo meals, large pictures and purposely complicated menus to drive up the check average. So, as an independent restaurant operator, what can you learn from theRead more about How fast food chains sell more high-priced items[…]

Restaurant meal kits: up the check average with DIY desserts?

Restaurant meal kits: up the check average with DIY desserts?

Mondelēz, maker of Oreo and NutterButter cookies and more, is promoting incremental restaurant sales with cheesecake bites, parfaits and more as DIY easy-to-travel desserts for customers. There are significant incremental revenues, the company says, by providing ingredients so consumers can whip up the dessert later at home. DIY desserts are all part of customer demandsRead more about Restaurant meal kits: up the check average with DIY desserts?[…]