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One expert predicts a slower rate of opening, but more innovation and higher quality cuisine based on consumer expectations.
Total unit growth for the Top 100 restaurant chains was 1.8 percent in 2012, the highest since 2007.
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Gluten-free has proven to be no passing trend; operators can either watch it continue to grow or join in and truly offer something for everyone.
"Single dose" technology innovation has huge opportunities for application to the restaurant industry and it will save costs.
The take-and-bake pizza chain ranked high for check and payment handling, cleanliness, order accuracy, value, convenience and takeout attributes and more.
Launches during Q1 feature unique veggie toppings and 'health-halo' descriptors.
Offer suggestions to get customers to try something new, so they don't bring their business elsewhere.
This demographic likes to create their own dining experience and share it alongside friends or family.
Owner/operator/consultant Michael Shepherd believes mid-sized and smaller systems will need a long time to recover from big chains' deep discounting.
Internal dissent is to be expected because food innovation is change, and many people resist change.
Effects of the 2012 summer drought and a possible sequester are expected to contribute to trend.
Although it's currently on the upswing, it is likely to take the restaurant industry until 2020 to reach pre-Recession growth levels.
The return of jobs to America means restaurant sales should go up; take advantage of the pendulum's swing.
Visitors want more from your mobile website. More than 50 percent of those surveyed said they feel annoyed when they visit a website that is not mobile optimized.
A look at where restaurant consumers are located in the mobile space.
Time and time again, a great innovative idea is shelved, only to be resurrected years later as a successful new product.
Gluten-free remains a hot trend, while others are just now emerging, such as coconut flavor and salty/sweet combos.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the company was refining its search feature dubbed Graph, a tool it heralded as particularly good for finding restaurants. Unlike a traditional Google search, which hunts for Web page links relative to search terms...
The company finishes in the top 5 after taking its marketing message national.