Strategy

Strategy

Chipotle Rewards Execs With More Company Stock for Hitting Digital Goals

1 year ago

Chipotle is going to great lengths to communicate that the company's performance on all of its digital initiatives will be a defining factor in the future success of the business.

Strategy

Panera Names Former Yum Brands Executive as New CEO

1 year ago

Panera’s former CEO has been credited with leading the chain to digital sales success. Here’s hoping incoming CEO Niren Chaudhary will guide the company with the same forward-thinking vision.

Operations

Innovative Restaurateurs: Zingerman’s Helps Businesses Make Money and Keep Staff

1 year ago

As restaurants are scrambling to banish abusive cultures, Zingerman’s training arm is marking its 25th year of teaching ideas like open-book management, leadership philosophy, and continuous improvement.

Strategy

What It Takes to Run an Entirely Organic Burger Chain

1 year ago

The food sourcing headaches are plentiful, but the ability to raise prices because of the organic label is worth it.

Strategy

How Marriott Plans to Boost Its Dining Strategy

1 year ago

Everyone in the restaurant industry wants a piece of that hotel money. But for the hotel brands, the bigger challenge is making sure that their dining concepts aren’t the same old, boring ones they’ve always had — and convincing both diners and chefs to buy in.

Strategy

Marriott Needs to Revamp Its Dining Strategy — and Knows It

1 year ago

So does everyone else in the hotel business these days. Hotel companies like Marriott certainly have the scale and financial backing to improve hotel dining, but do they have the passion or creativity to mimic the independent restaurants they're trying to imitate? And will diners be able to taste the difference?

Strategy

Are Expensive Pre-Mixed Cocktails the Next Big Thing?

1 year ago

We've had enough poorly made drinks at otherwise quality bars to scoff at this idea.

Strategy

The Future of Hotel Dining Will Be Branded

1 year ago

But are branded chain restaurants or food halls what today's diners really want? Or do they not care, just as long as the food's good and so is the overall dining experience?

Strategy

The Lucrative Business of Luxury CBD Dining and Drinking

1 year ago

There is a green rush taking place in the United States, and the restaurant industry is not content to sit on the sidelines. Meanwhile, FDA regulation threatens to be one big buzz kill.

Strategy

Skift Table’s Top Restaurant Marketers 2019

1 year ago

How do you get modern consumers to eat your burger, share photos of your food, or book a reservation? These leaders understand what it takes to market a restaurant brand to today's fickle diners. Competitors should take note.

Strategy

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: The Battle for Loyalty Takes Place on Multiple Fronts

1 year ago

For restaurants, loyalty is not just a service to thank repeat customers. It’s an incredibly effective data acquisition strategy that is an increasingly vital component of any restaurant’s operations, from discount-driven chains to fine dining experiences.

Strategy

Proposed Paper Receipt Ban Misses Larger Issue

1 year ago

Now that plastic bags and straws are out of the way, a San Francisco lawmaker has introduced legislation to ban paper receipts. Sustainable restaurant operations are important, but are these bans the best use of the industry's resources when it comes to downsizing environmental impact?