Strategy

Operations

Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Wants to Be the Next Ben & Jerry’s (And It’s on Its Way)

2 months ago

When you have a vision to take your business to the next level, it doesn't hurt to be able to model it after one of the biggest successes in the industry.

Marketing

OpenTable Expands to Amsterdam with 100 Restaurants

2 months ago

OpenTable's focus on the international market includes reservations, but the company seems to be pushing restaurant discovery even harder.

Chains

A Thai Beer Company Is Buying Up KFC Restaurants

2 months ago

KFC is Yum Brands' big winner right now, so this deal looks like a win-win for a Thai company looking to diversify from the alcohol business in a Buddhist country.

Independents

Forget Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Dinner on the Farm Is Where It’s At

2 months ago

If you think about it, on-farm dining is the next logical step in the farm-to-table popularity progression.

Chains

Shake Shack Is Not the Next Chipotle

3 months ago

Measuring every new restaurant endeavor against the "Chipotle metric" makes every upstart look sub-par. Amid its hurdles, Shake Shack continues to serve quality food and open new restaurants at a fast pace. Sounds like success to me.

Strategy

Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

3 months ago

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former rival, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

Strategy

Grubhub to Buy Eat24 from Yelp

3 months ago

This news signifies a few large players are starting to take over the game.

Chains

So Millennials Are Killing Restaurants Again?

3 months ago

Sure, we can blame the millennial generation for all the changes in the restaurant industry, but we should probably look at all of the technological and social changes, too.

Strategy

Our Long National Avocado Nightmare May Be Over

3 months ago

Worldwide demand for avocados has exploded. Good news, then, that next season should be a great one for avocados.

Chains

Dunkin’ Donuts Considers Ditching Non-Breakfast Sandwiches

3 months ago

Surprise! A chain known for breakfast sees more success in breakfast food. The recent push for all-day breakfast offerings across the board hasn't hurt, either.

Chains

Shake Shack to Open Hong Kong Location Ahead of Expansion in China

3 months ago

Shake Shack's rapid expansion is changing the face of American burgers across the world.

Independents

How to Replicate an Iconic Bar Halfway Around the World

4 months ago