In-store Marketing Creates Loyal Restaurant Customers

The task of marketing your restaurant doesn't stop when you get customers in the door. The next step is to keep them coming back.


Rearview 2014: Here's what we were hungry for

What did we want to nosh on in 2014? Not gluten. And maybe we're getting sick of pumpkin spice, too.

Smashburger CMO: Better burgers are here to stay

Smashburger grew by about 20 percent this year, and it's likely it will continue that pace next year, according to newly-appointed CMO Josh Kern.

Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Burger 21 president on why it's 'not always better' to be 1st

Despite the well-established competition in the 'better burger' space, Mark Johnston is confident he has a winning brand.

5 Reasons Beef Fits Fast Casual [infographic]

This infographic shows how beef menu items can help increase traffic and check spend at fast casual restaurants.

Brazilian chain Giraffas eyes U.S. growth

How a leading Brazilian quick-service chain plans to expand with a fast casual model for U.S. consumers.

NRA 2012: MOOYAH launches first national promo speaks with MOOYAH president Alan Hixon about the chain's first national promotion and where the brand is headed in 2012 and beyond.

Smashburger CEO David Prokupek's smashing success

How Smashburger’s CEO and chairman is banking on better burgers.

Fast Casual releases 2012 Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranks the top concepts, people, technology, menu and innovation trends that impacted the segment in 2011.

Fast Casual segment heads into Q1 with new store openings

Fast casual chains such as Baja Fresh, Fuddruckers and MOOYAH are among several concepts starting the New Year with new openings across the United States. The openings symbolize the continued success of the fast casual segment, which saw unit growth of 5 percent during the 2011 fourth quarter.

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Burger sales up, sandwich and chicken sales down in 2014

Diners ordered 9 billion serving of burgers in U.S. restaurants and foodservice outlets last year, three percent more than the year before. Meanwhile, sandwiches were down 2 percent and chicken dropped 9 percent.

BURGERFI closes 2014 with 31 new units

The addition of 31 new locations resulted in system-wide gross sales of $66.4 million, a 114 percent increase over 2013.

Dickey's opening restaurants in Florida, California, Pennsylvania

The barbecue brand is closing in on 500 units.

Bruegger's Bagels launches 'Behind the Taste' video series

Each behind-the-scenes video vignette will feature a discount code for viewers.

Shake Shack rolls out first new burger since 2012

The ShackMeister Burger, previously known as the MeisterBurger, won the Judge's Choice award for "Best Burger" at the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash.

Feast BBQ opens 2nd location

Indiana-based Feast BBQ is jumping the Ohio River to open a second location in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dickey's opens two new restaurants in Florida, California

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced it will open two new units on Dec. 18, one on the Florida Panhandle and the other in California.

Homestyle Dining names Jill Gouge-Laird VP of Marketing

Jill Gouge-Laird was tapped by Homestyle Dining's CEO Tom Sacco to lead all branding, marketing, advertising and communications.

BURGERFI announces Jupiter, Florida grand opening

The new location is the Florida-based chain's 25th in its home state and its 64th systemwide, with an additional 50 locations are slated to open by the end of 2015.

Two deals will net 27 new locations for Wahlburgers

Two new deals mark Wahlburgers' entry into Florida and New York.

The Habit announces IPO

Shares will be available at a price of $18 per share starting Nov. 20.

Dickey's locations set to open in Alabama, Pennsylvania and California

Opening celebrations for all three new restaurants will include pulled pork sandwiches offered for $2, gift card and merchandise giveaways.

Dickey's opens new restaurants in Texas and Wyoming

Both restaurants opened on Nov. 13 with three-day celebrations featuring giveaways.

Wahlburgers' first franchise opens in Toronto

The better burger brand, helmed by the Wahlburg brothers, will use only Canadian beef in its Toronto restaurant.

MOOYAH snags spot on

Salads, turkey and vegetarian options land the better burger chain on

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