Mobile technology helped brands reduce friction and connect with customers in 2014.
Cause marketing went to the next level in 2014, beyond raising awareness and funds for a cause to deep partnerships between restaurants and non-profits.
As more and more of their contemporaries move into leadership roles, millennials are moving from the passenger side to the driver's seat.
The theme was clear in 2014, just as it's been for several years running: Fast casual restaurants are winning. Consumers are drawn to the segment's quality, ambiance and value.
A simplified website, local SEO optimization, Pandora ads and special events for bloggers helped lift sales and drive traffic to Tijuana Flats stores.
Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.
Dickey's will be the latest brand featured in TNT's cooking competition show "On the Menu." The winning dish will debut as an LTO the day after the episode airs.
Mall-based restaurants can see a significant spike in sales around the holiday season, bolstered by high traffic volumes and consumers' desire for indulgence.
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.
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An eight-hour social media campaign yielded a 389-percent increase in mentions of the brand on Twitter and a 24-percent increase in followers.
Mariott is inviting entrepreneurs, chefs, bartenders and artisans to visit canvas-startup.com and pitch a food or drink concept for a select group of Marriott hotels.
The name change is the first step in a three-step process that will include revamping the décor in four existing Houston-area units and developing new markets.
Cowboy Chicken's new Razzleberry Tea is available at all Cowboy Chicken locations for a limited time and is freshly brewed from tea leaves infused with raspberries and blackberries.
BURGERFI will make a dollar-for-dollar matching donation to the American Red Cross for every gift card purchased through Dec. 31.
According to new research from YouGov, Jimmy John’s, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A and Whataburger, have the highest current millennial customer loyalty among all major limited-service brands from throughout the past six months. According to a news release, the research looked at purchase...
bogopogo has launched its FRAMPLE (Free + Sample) plan, providing free mobile coupon access to all restaurants across the US and allowing them to promote their best restaurant deal. "This changes everything. Now every restaurant in America can communicate their...
Pie Five Pizza will open its newest restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday. This will be the brand's second location in the Virginia/Washington, DC, market.
Its first opened in Richmond, Virginia, in May.
The Sterling restaurant is located in the Sugarland Plaza Shopping Center.
Pizza Studio is opening its 26th store today, located in Compton, California's Gateway Towne Center. Compton city officials will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening marks the third Pizza Studio for franchisee Neal Perlmutter, who...
The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based chain opened 11 new restaurants in 2014.
Pie Five Pizza Co. has opened its newest Wichita, Kansas, restaurant on Rock Road, across from Bradley Fair.
Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Jersey Mike’s Founder and CEO Peter Cancro honored veterans at a special ceremony on Ellis Island. The tribute was part of the nonprofit Wreaths Across America’s annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine, to...
FutureCast's ShareLikeBuy millennial marketing conference is set for Feb. 4 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
The computer-assisted text analysis was more accurate at predicting restaurants' demise than ratings alone (although it is most powerful when used in combination with numerical ratings).
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants announced it will open two new units on Dec. 18, one on the Florida Panhandle and the other in California.
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As restaurant brands increasingly jockey for more consumer visits, it's more important than ever for operators to keep a strong pulse on what their customers are looking for when they dine out. According to new research from The NPD Group,...