Live Webinar - Competing with the Refrigerator: Understanding the Millennial Decline in Dining Out

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 at 02:00 PM EDT | Insights into Millennials at mealtime. Millennials are choosing to dine out 20 percent less than they did in 2007. Knowledge is power, and the key to turning the tide may lie in understanding how Millennials decide what and where to eat.

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Restaurants tap into the selfie trend

Selfies that include brand references are an implied testimonial, and brands are wise to tap into the trend.

#CONNECTsummit14: Marketers should opt in to text as key mobile messaging channel

When it comes to building relationships with hardcore fans, marketers shouldn't overlook the original mobile messaging channel: text.

#CONNECTsummit14: Consumers waiting for marketers to catch up

Thinking about plunging in to mobile marketing? Now is a great time, according to Jack Philbin, co-founder, president and CEO of Vibes and chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association.

Noodles & Company reports limp Q2 comps

Noodles & Company posted disappointing Q2 results, with comps declining 1 percent for company owned stores, 2.2 percent for franchised stores and 1.1 percent system-wide.

Summit will help fast casual restaurants 'think mobile first'

CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit coming up Aug. 18-20 will feature the CEOs of Firehouse Subs and McAlister's Deli.

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.

Turning social media likes into restaurant traffic

Offer customers something, like a discount or a recipe, in return for their like.

Pasta Patrol: Fazoli's takes brand door-to-door to reach seniors, families

Community marketing efforts help double visits from senior adults.

Fresh To Order CEO: Fast casual concepts need to 'elevate up'

Panos believes many brands in the segment are not delivering on true, fresh, made-from-scratch products.

How one restaurant concept leverages Yelp reviews for sales growth

Every star on a Yelp review leads to a 5 to 9-percent increase in revenue and First Watch uses the site as part of its business model.

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NEWS


Zaxby's offers free music downloads for movie partnership

Zaxby's will offer a free song download each week now through Sept. 28 as part of its promotional partnership with the movie 'The Identical.'

Sharky's named 'Best Mexican Cuisine' for 5th time

The Los Angeles Daily News recently named Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill "Best Mexican Cuisine" for the fifth consecutive year.

Farmer Boys launches Children's Hospital fundraising campaign

Farmer Boys will raise money for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital-LLUCH throughout the month of September.

Chicken Salad Chick establishes foundation to fight cancer, end hunger

Chicken Salad Chick launched a new foundation aimed at funding the work of the American Cancer Society and ending hunger in America.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out fall Panini menu

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.

Chronic Tacos staging celebrity taco eating contest to benefit No Kid Hungry

Chronic Tacos and Dexter Holland, the lead singer of The Offspring who also founded the Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce, will host the fourth annual "Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge" on Sept. 1.

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with NCR

Beanstalk Data announced today it will integrate its CRM Marketing Master platform into NCR's restaurant POS systems.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.

Newk's Eatery launches ovarian cancer awareness campaign

Newk's Eatery has announced the launch of a "Newk's Cares" campaign to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

La Madeleine Country French Café donates $89,339 to Children's Hunger Fund

La Madeleine Country French Café has announced it has raised $89,339 for the Children's Hunger Fund so far in 2014.

Buffalo Wild Wings kicks off fantasy football season with Pepsi draft party kit, sweepstakes

Buffalo Wild Wings announced plans to offer fantasy draft kits to groups of eight or more who register to hold their 2014 fantasy draft parties at the restaurant.

Jamba Juice gives away nearly half a million servings of fruit, veggies

Jamba Inc. gave away 217,000 servings of fruit and 283,000 servings of vegetables during its "Free Juice Giveaway" at stores systemwide earlier this month. Jamba stores averaged over 215 hand-crafted juice samples each in just two hours, or almost two...

Webinar on beacons, geofencing now available

The free webinar Using Beacon Technology and Geofencing In Your Restaurant sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com earlier this week is now available for playback.

Smashburger launches nationwide fundraiser for Parkinson's support

Smashburger announced in a news release it will be kicking off a nationwide fundraiser benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation in support of the organization's mission to help people living with Parkinson's disease.

Starbucks' loyalty program now reminds customers to claim rewards

Starbucks wants to make sure customers never forget to claim one of its loyalty rewards again. Based on suggestions from customers, My Starbucks Rewards members will now receive a nudge via email, reminding them to claim rewards before they expire....

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