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U.S. restaurant sales boom, but employment continues to slow – Quartz

The pandemic has hit the restaurant industry hard in the United States. More than 110,000 American restaurants have either permanently or long-term closed following last year’s pandemic – with nearly 2.5 million jobs lost from pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Restaurant Association. But business is picking up. As people emerge from lockdowns during the […]

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Restaurant sales in the United States soar as pre-pandemic life returns

Monthly sales of food services and drinking places in the United States (seasonally adjusted) * Photo: Statista / IBT Retail and food service sales in the United States fell a modest 1.3% in May after rising sharply for most of 2021. The decline reported by the United States Census Bureau earlier this week is widely […]

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Popmenu Raises $ 65 Million to Accelerate Development of Restaurant Marketing and Ordering Solution |

Popmenu plans to use the funding to accelerate the development of its all-in-one solution, Popmenu Max, which leverages patented menu technology and includes AI-powered features designed to help restaurants attract, engage, process and re-market to customers. By RTN staff – 17.6.12021 All-in-one restaurant marketing and ordering platform Popmenu raised $ 65 million in a Series […]

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California North Coast winemakers see visitors, restaurant sales return

What a difference it is in the North Coast from a year ago, when local wineries and restaurants began to reopen from the first shelter-at-home order that went into effect statewide in mid-March. This was reversed in early July 2020, less than a month later, followed by the color-coded tier system in late August which […]

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Iconic Rewards Network is Back with a Complete Portfolio of Unique Restaurant Marketing Solutions

As vaccinations continue to spread, customers are clamoring to return to restaurants everywhere. While that’s great in a vacuum, the reality is that the competition for the attention of these flocked diners is stiff. Many companies, especially smaller-scale operations with reduced budgets due to the pandemic, will find it difficult to differentiate themselves. Fortunately, the […]

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Restaurant sales show few signs of slowing

Photography: Shutterstock Restaurant sales have been rising for nearly three months and show no signs of stopping, at least according to the latest update from Black Box Intelligence. The restaurant information company said same-store sales accelerated last week and have risen for 11 straight weeks. Sales for the week ended May 30 were the index’s […]

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Marketing tips for restaurants during the summer holidays

Summer events and holidays such as Memorial Day, Graduation Season, Father’s Day and Independence Day are fast approaching. With more customers researching and ordering online than ever before, it’s crucial that restaurants do everything possible to maximize online exposure and visibility. In reality, 88% of consumers who conduct local searches on their mobile will visit […]

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Restaurant Marketing Ideas for July

With summer upon us, restaurateurs and operators are gearing up to help family and friends savor the season. Independence Day will see offers for parties and picnics, of course, but July offers plenty of other marketing opportunities for restaurants. For food-related marketing, July is National Blueberry Month, National Grill Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot […]