Black Box Intelligence LLC (BBI), Consumer Edge Research LLC (CER), GuestMetrics LLC (GM), and People Report announced the formation of a joint venture that will capture the combined product offeri
Boston-based restaurant owners and managers are invited to join three local marketing technology companies – WHERE, Constant Contact, and Textaurant – for an informative workshop and ca
Portion control is a tenet of healthy eating, and it appears that consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of managing the portion size of the foods they eat, according to
A recent Cintas Corporation telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive among more than 1,000 U.S. adults, ages 18 and older, revealed that 94 percent of U.S.
The decline in seafood servings at U.S.
Which sandwich meat is most popular? What breads are customers scrambling to buy? How much more will guests pay for a branded condiment?
Too often, companies fall into these six traps with their marketing efforts to the Hispanic consumer base.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) released the following statement after a June 16 bipartisan Senate vote to end billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies for corn-based ethanol:
Restaurants are expected to add 425,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2011 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association (NRA) projections released
Buoyed by positive same-store sales and solid optimism among restaurant operators for continued growth, the outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive in April.
Humanely raised foods are in higher demand than even local and organic ingredients. Quick serves have a big opportunity to answer the cry from consumers.
Cross-border differences and similarities between Canadians and Americans have been revealed via two studies by leading market research company, The NPD Group. According to A Look int
The Food Channel presents its "Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2011" sponsored by MARS Foodservices.
Ace Metrix, a firm that studies television advertising effectiveness, revealed that Dairy Queen, which has broken seven new ads this year, has been the most effective quick-service restaurant TV ad
The National Retail Federation’s National Council of Chain Restaurants division welcomed President Obama’s renewed commitment to immigration reform, highlighted during a speech in Texas
Learn how to stretch your marketing dollars by integrating social media with traditional marketing strategies.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced the recipients of its first annual Food & Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage products that wi
Springtime offers restaurant operators the opportunity to wipe away winter grime, prepare for summer traffic, and perform essential deep cleaning tasks to revive floors and other hard surfaces.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) applauded Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who week introduced b
The rise of WiFi-enabled devices is making wireless networks at quick serves increasingly vulnerable. Find out how you can help protect yourself.
PeopleMatter, the talent management solution provider for the service industry, and Papa Gino’s, the parent company of Papa Gino&rs
How do food manufacturers protect and promote their brands while co-existing with distributor brands?
A report by Technomic, a foodservice consultancy, found that U.S. systemwide sales for the Top 500 increased to an estimated $234 billion in 2010, up more than $4 billion over 2009.
Sending press releases to the media shouldn’t be the extent of your public relations strategy. By drawing up a multilayered PR plan, quick serves can ensure they are portraying a positive brand image.
With 2011 marking the year that many Baby Boomers hit retirement, the foodservice industry is set to see droves of Boomers joining its ranks.
New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that nearly 50 percent of restaurants are now owned by women.
The average American is blasted with thousands of advertisements every day. Rather than try to shout above the noise, marketers must learn to converse with their biggest fans.
You can’t afford to delay a store opening for very long. By knowing ahead of time the permits and processes you’ll need to open your doors, you can streamline the build-out process.