Marketing

Independents

The Best Restaurant in the U.S. Is in Birmingham, Alabama

8 months ago

This year's awards called out a broader range of talent and accomplishments than ever before and signaled that the industry is willing to work harder to identify achievements beyond its traditional comfort zones.

Marketing

Is Instagram’s Reservations Feature Good Business for Restaurants? Jury’s Still Out

9 months ago

Instagram's booking functionality produced a whole lot of hype when the launch was announced last year, but who's actually using it?

Marketing

Punchh Gets $20 Million Investment to Boost Its Loyalty Efforts

9 months ago

Tech-based tools that help restaurants find and attract new customers are getting more sophisticated, helping businesses target increasingly segmented groups of people for maximum impact.

Strategy

Fast Casual Ideas Are Still Driving Growth Across the Restaurant Industry

10 months ago

The most interesting thing about the projected industry growth over the next five years is the way that fast casual restaurants continue to influence the future of all businesses.

Marketing

The Infatuation Will Bring Back Zagat’s 30-Point Ratings System and Add Print Guides Too

10 months ago

It will be interesting to see how much energy The Infatuation devotes to Zagat and how loyal the older brand's readers will be following years of neglect compounded by radically changed consumer habits and a slew of more savvy competition.

Independents

These Are the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia, According to 50 Best

10 months ago

Like Michelin, 50 Best has glaring blind spots that ironically shine a spotlight on the limitations of lists like this.

Marketing

Michelin Guide Goes to Taipei in Attempt to Expand Influence in Asia

10 months ago

Despite the push into Asia, Michelin still feels like it's low on gas and misreading the map these days.

Marketing

Explaining Zagat’s Slow Decline Under Google

11 months ago

Google is great at search and ad tech, but when it comes to creating and managing content, Google doesn't really know what to do.

Marketing

Pizza Hut Is the New Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL

11 months ago

People order pizza for delivery because it hits the right balance between taste, reliability, and price. Right it is Domino's game to lose, with or without the NFL.

Tech

With Delivery out of the Way, Yelp Doubles Down on Restaurant Products

11 months ago

As expected, Yelp is focusing a lot of energy — and money — on its products for restaurants in an effort to own the entire process, from booking to post-meal review.

Tech

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Hit List Dining Changes the Game

12 months ago

Where to eat is important — but suggestions of what to eat are even more influential these days. But chasing after one famous and photogenic dish means you might miss out on all the rest.

Chains

Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Fast Food Drops the Corporate Voice in Favor of Personality

12 months ago

As competition in the quick service market intensifies, having a rebellious streak that engages potential customers and differentiates concepts from dozens of similar brands no longer seems like a risk, but a necessity.