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Charitable Restaurants Prove Doing Good is Good Business

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Restaurant owners are not strangers to charitable contributions. In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association, charitable restaurants contribute over $3 billion each year to charity. Certainly you’re among a wealth of charitable people within your industry, but are you part of that giving spirit? Have you taken part in charitable events, or helped sponsor them in the past? Do…
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Popular Culinary Themes Focus on Consumer Health

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Like the great “chicken or the egg” debate, it’s often wondered which comes first – a popular trend in culinary themes at restaurants or the desire from guests for such a theme. Chefs clearly dictate the direction of their menus and have the ability to pull inspiration from what’s growing locally at that time or any clear cultural expectations. The…
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5 Trends in Food Preparation Methods

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Frying, baking, searing, grilling … every chef knows how to cook meats and veggies in the most common of ways. But if you’re a curious chef, you’ve probably also experimented with other methods of preparation and cooking. Do you want to bring out different flavors in your dishes? Food preparation methods are often experimented with at restaurants that want to…
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Did You Know 55-64 Year Olds Dine Out The Most?

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While some restaurants have been prepping for the next big spending generation—which we’ve all been told are the millennials—others have started buckling down and catering to the 55-64 year-old crowd. Why? Because according to NBC, they “visited restaurants on average 220 times last year, the highest of any age bracket.” The reason, they say, is because this age bracket is…
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What Do Baby Boomers Need in a Restaurant Experience?

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While millennials are the new largest generation of consumers, baby boomers make up a quarter of the population and are still the majority leader in spending. Baby Boomers have, in fact, increased spending at restaurants more than any other group. Last year, baby boomers decided to eat out an average of 218 days, and restaurant owners say that “this demographic…