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Financial Data for the Leading U.S. Restaurants

In the chart below from eMarketer, financial data from the most recent fiscal year are shown for the top-twelve PUBLIC restaurant revenue leaders: total revenue, total revenue growth, number of restaurants, average revenue per restaurant, and average revenue per square foot. [Some … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Restaurant Growth

Americans like to eat out, and this was so even during the recent Great  Recession. According to Nielsen: “While consumer confidence and saving trends paint a picture of relative restraint in the U.S., a look at how much we’re spending at … Continue reading

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How the Restaurant Industry Is Using Digital Media

There are lessons to be learned by retailers from the experiences of the restaurant industry with digital media — both good and bad. According to eMarketer: “Social media have become a blessing and a curse for the restaurant industry. The … Continue reading

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Turning Cell Phone Users into Positive Social Media Commenters

For a long time, many retailers have set strict policies against taking photos in their stores — and they have especially been upset with cell phone users snapping photos. Now, some retailers have recognized that cellphone shots can be turned … Continue reading

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Younger Restaurant Diners More Likely to Use Mobile Apps

Young adults are the most likely to use mobile media when choosing a place to dine and in interacting with a restaurant. Click the chart to read more.  

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Copenhagen’s Noma Named the World’s Best Place to Eat

For three consecutive years, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Web site has named Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark as the best restaurant on the planet. Recently, Noma underwent a dramatic design change to better reflect the eatery’s positioning as “A Time and … Continue reading

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Restaurant Logistics: Striving to Serve the Perfect Meal

Restaurant logistics are a key to these retailers’ success. Poor logistics means ingredient shortages, stale food, higher costs, and more. So, restaurants really need to get their logistics and supply chain management right.  As Joseph O’Reilly reports for Inbound Logistics: “In many … Continue reading

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