In his quest to build Yalla Mediterranean into a recognizable national name, Dave Wolfgram acknowledges he stands at the earliest of early stages.
Nothing says summer quite like lobster and corn on the cob.
A craving for Maine lobster rolls used to mean choosing between a high-end fine-dining restaurant and a roadside shack.
Though U.S. consumption is well below other proteins today, seafood will likely be an increasingly important part of the American diet in the years to come.
Soda sales aren’t exactly bubbling at restaurants these days. In fact, they’ve been declining for years.
For many brands, the startup years are full of operational struggles, sourcing issues, and slow, if any, growth.
For the most part, the lobster’s place in restaurants has been restricted to fine dining, where bake-stuffed tails can cost as much as a steak dinner.
These days in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries, the Millennial reigns supreme.
That a strong company culture goes a long way in ensuring the success of a quick serve is no secret, but few brands cultivate that culture with employees’ personal interests and hobbies in mind.