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Restaurant sales take off

Photo courtesy of Fazoli The past year has been better than Carl Howard expected. Fazoli’s, the Italian chain based in Lexington, Ky., Of which he is the CEO, saw sales plummet in March and April at the start of the pandemic. But the company advertised, customers lined up at its drive-thru, and in the summer […]

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Restaurant marketing and COVID: embracing the social conversation

Restaurant traders have faced the disruption of COVID-19 like everyone else. And maybe the biggest battle today is taking place in the social arena. A race to appropriate the virtual conversation. The BrandTotal social analytics platform was recently discovered, Despite the growing popularity of food delivery in the wake of the pandemic, few players are […]

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How reviews are transforming restaurant marketing

As the industry progresses, review sites provide an opportunity to increase profitability. In January 2020, review sites were not mandatory to consult before choosing a place to eat. However, after COVID-19 swept across the United States, review sites turned into a necessary means for consumers to understand restaurant protocols. Restaurant patrons had to look online […]

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5 things restaurant sales and customer morale are improving in February

Each week, Restaurant Hospitality rounds up five stories impacting independent restaurant operations that you may have missed. Here is your list for the week of March 22: Untitled, the Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant, is closing permanently Untitled, the ten-year-old Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant next to the Whitney Museum of American Art […]

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British Columbia Wineries Seek To Improve Market Share As Restaurant Sales Dip

Breadcrumb Links Small business News Local news Local company Life Business Sales of British Columbia wines at restaurants are down by more than 50% as wineries innovate to convince local customers to buy direct from the source. Author of the article: Kevin griffin Debbie Etsell, owner of the Singletree Winery in Abbotsford, in one of […]

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Restaurant sales fell in February

February may have been a good month for the restaurant industry in terms of job creation, but sales tell a different story. The National Restaurant Association, the “world’s largest restaurant trade association” representing more than 500,000 American restaurant businesses, reported on Tuesday March 16 that sales fell in February after a good month of January. […]

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Restaurant sales show recovery even before stimulus hits

Restaurants are heading into spring on an upward trajectory, but the weather has again proven to remain a singular influential factor in industry performance, according to recently released sales data. This data also shows how far restaurants have to go before they can say they are fully recovered. Restaurant sales tracker Black Box Intelligence said […]

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Restaurant Marketing Ideas for April

Restaurant owners and operators are always on the lookout for special events that they can use in their online and offline marketing efforts. Tax Day, for example, has become an annual favorite as restaurants across the country rally to give tax-weary Americans a break with deals and specials. April also has many food-specific days that […]

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Restaurant Marketing in Unprecedented Times

The restaurant franchise model has always presented a challenge for a consistent marketing approach when there are separate budgets and strategies between the company and the franchisees. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made consumers more confined to their homes than usual. While this has had a devastating impact on the restaurant industry, […]

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Restaurant sales fell 26% in January

A new report released by the National Restaurant Association shows that restaurants across the country continue to struggle because of the Covid-19 pandemic. More than three-quarters of the 3,000 restaurateurs recently surveyed by the association say their sales were lower in January than they were in January 2020 and, on average, sales were […]