30 June

As beverage trends point towards better-for-you beverages, such as aguas frescas and signature chef-inspired lemonades, will guests still ask: “Can I get a refill?”   With classic fountain sodas and their incredible margins, the answer has long been yes, “Refill your cup,” especially when many fountain soda machines are guest accessible in the dining area … Continue reading Free Refills—Or Not?

22 June

June 2015 Newsletter

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters

Greetings! With summer comes more travel, and it’s a sure bet that some of these travelers will be ending up in our restaurants, as the pursuit of “gastro-tourism” (travel specifically to enjoy the food of a particular destination) continues to gather steam. This year gastronauts have a new tool with The Flavors of the USA, … Continue reading June 2015 Newsletter

26 May

May 2015 Newsletter

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, newsletters

Greetings! Ah, Paris: City of Lights, bastion of haute cuisine… place to sample a Big Mac? If you want to know how the iconic American burger giant adapts itself to the demanding Parisian marketplace, read the excellent article by our associate Mandy DeLucia, who visited the French capital on a recent reconnaissance for a project … Continue reading May 2015 Newsletter

These days, all eyes are on Millennials. Why is this? For starters, the Millennial generation population is anticipated to surpass Baby Boomers in 2015 thus becoming the biggest group in the United States. In fact, they are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. As restaurant operators, why should we care? Their spending power … Continue reading Catering to Millennials: What Your Restaurant Needs to Know

As we continue to digest the news of Chipotle freeing its menu of GMO ingredients, Panera announced its plans to remove artificial additives and ingredients from its food. This new approach is extending past foodservice: Just last month, Kraft said it would no longer use artificial coloring or preservatives beginning January 2016. Pepsi similarly revealed its plans … Continue reading Listening to the Clean Eating Movement

5 May

Chipotle Goes Non-GMO

Synergy Restaurant Consultants | Blog, Menu Development, Restaurant News

These days, there are a lot of buzzwords when it comes to foods: From gluten free and paleo diets to organic and sustainable. But one word is of contentious debate and has all eyes looking : “GMO.” An acronym for “genetically modified organism,” or rather “living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a … Continue reading Chipotle Goes Non-GMO

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Translation? Millions of Americans will dine out to treat mom.   As a restaurant operator, you want to make sure your restaurant stands out from the crowd. Wondering how? Here are some quick ideas you can implement to gain that exposure on one of the busiest restaurant day … Continue reading Attract Crowds at your Restaurant This Mother’s Day

Page 10 of 56« First...89101112...203040...Last »