We were very excited to have shepherded the Nashville T.G.I. Friday’s new kitchen and bar design concept earlier this year and equally excited that the design will be debuted in the new T.G.I.F. to be opened December 10 in Syracuse at Destiny USA, the second T.G.I.F. unit in the nation to feature the new designs. Energy … Continue reading T.G.I. Friday’s In Syracuse: Second Unit with New Design
We have written a lot about restaurant nutritional labeling standards and news in the past and with a recent study published by Technomic, more valuable insights are provided on the consumer’s viewpoint on this matter. The recent study conducted by Technomic reveals that a majority of consumers really do care about restaurants disclosing nutritional details, … Continue reading How much do consumers really care about nutrition labeling?
Can you believe that yet another year is coming to an end? It seems like just yesterday that we published our 2012 restaurant insights, but as one year passes, a new one brings forth exciting trends in the restaurant and food scene! We are very excited to share with you expert insights on what’s hot … Continue reading Restaurant trends for 2013
“Premium flavors of the world that come to you.” That’s the whole concept behind Walmart’s latest creation, Goodies Co.–a subscription service that delivers tasty little samples of artisan goods to food lovers at just $7 each month (including tax and shipping). According to their press release, “Goodies Co. has been in a private beta test … Continue reading Walmart Introduces a Foodie Subscription Service
We can hardly find anyone who doesn’t like chocolate, and since the holidays are just around the corner, we believe it fitting to dedicate a blog post all about chocolates. But sometimes, we admit we can be food snobs (hey, we are restaurant consultants after all). We relish in unique, daring, and bold flavors with … Continue reading Spice up the Season with Gourmet Chocolate Flavors
By Charlie Candelas Training, both initial and ongoing of all personnel that impact the guest dining experience is the most measurable and telling aspect in the long term success of your business. The discipline required to insure the necessary materials and tools are in place and functioning properly from training outlines to quality training personnel … Continue reading The Art of Effective Training
Slaving over a hot stove in a messy kitchen is not necessarily the ideal place that some Americans want to be come this Thanksgiving holiday. These people will be flocking to relatives’ homes or restaurants this Thursday. Yes, many restaurants will be open this Thursday for America’s favorite food holiday. And eating out this year … Continue reading Will rising turkey prices lure consumers to dine out this Thanksgiving?
Greetings! For many of us, the events of the past month have been challenging, to say the least. We sincerely hope that those of you who were in or affected by the path of Hurricane Sandy and the “Plan B” Nor’easter that followed it have some lucky stars to thank-or at least are well on … Continue reading November 2012 Newsletter
When we hear the term, “online shopping,” we tend to think of consumer products like clothing, accessories, electronics and the like. Buying fresh foods to your door — well, that almost seems a bit questionable. But many businesses have tapped into that market and found a way to give customers what they really want, blurring … Continue reading Fresh foods and wines straight to your door, courtesy of Amazon
Love it or hate it, Yelp is here to stay and it’s been an important tool for many a consumer who are looking for the best places to see and the spots to dine. Businesses have understood the importance of online reviews, and nothing is more truer than the restaurant owner who thrives off the … Continue reading Yelp Adds New Feature: Explore the Menu