Marketing

Chains

What a Norwegian Rest Stop Tells Us About the Future of Fast Food

1 month ago

Longer times to fuel up electric cars means more opportunity to serve higher-quality (and more expensive) food to the wealthier clientele who can afford to drive them. In this case, there will be a trickle down effect that will likely mean better food for everyone.

Tech

Cava, the Data-Driven Fast-Casual Restaurant, Is Personalizing Loyalty

1 month ago

Cava is an excellent case study to show how powerful a restaurant, or brand, can be in the marketplace when it's built on top of large volumes of useful, actionable data.

Chains

Yelp’s Quarterly Report Is Mostly Good News for the Restaurant Review Giant

1 month ago

Despite outperforming, the stock headed down in after-hours trading — but nowhere near as down as it was last year. Has Yelp found the right mix to move forward?

Marketing

Michelin’s Restaurant Guides Play a Key Role in the Tire Company’s Asian Expansion

1 month ago

Michelin may feel like this is getting back to its roots, but it’s a tough market to crack and these are different times. The high-end vacuum brand Miele tried and failed a few years ago, and the World’s Best awards have become well entrenched.

Marketing

Michelin Reveals its New York City Winners for 2018

1 month ago

There are excellent restaurants represented on the list, as well as glaring omissions that point to problems in the industry in New York City and beyond.

Independents

Tweets Reveal Some Michelin Guide New York City Winners

1 month ago

Michelin watchers will pay close attention to two things today: If the guide finally gives a female chef in the U.S. three stars and if the city adds more than six restaurants to the three-star collection.

Marketing

Dunkin’ CEO Says It May Drop Donuts From Name But Not From Menu

2 months ago

Changing names to appeal to a specific audience at a specific time is always a mistake. How about instead they drop their terrible coffee from their menu?

Marketing

San Francisco Bests New York in Battle for Michelin Stars (For Now)

2 months ago

Until Michelin returns to Los Angeles this city vs. city battle won’t be complete.

Marketing

TripAdvisor Debuts Paid Search Listings to Help Restaurants Lure Patrons

2 months ago

TripAdvisor is smart to leverage the rising popularity of travelers finding and booking the best restaurants via online platforms. Still, when it comes to focusing on paid advertising versus user reviews, owners should be pragmatic.

Marketing

Michelin Releases Its List of New Picks for New York City’s Best Cheap(er) Restaurants

2 months ago

Too much Brooklyn and not enough Queens if you ask us.

Marketing

The $30 Billion Chinese Restaurant Review, Delivery and Booking Site That Just Got Bigger

2 months ago

Cheaper labor, densely populated cities, and a giant body of consumers that live on mobile devices is a dream scenario for any restaurant delivery, discovery, or booking service.

Marketing

Washington, D.C. Still Doesn’t Have a Three-Star Michelin Restaurant

2 months ago

It is still baffling that Michelin is in Washington, D.C. and not Los Angeles, arguably the most important major dining destination in the U.S. Is it because L.A. is fine without the imprimatur of the French guide?