Editors Blog

Insights and opinions on the hot issues and stories in the Nightlife Industry.


Donna Hood Crecca
Farewell to a Legend   June 9, 2009

The restaurant industry lost a true legend Tuesday when Norman Brinker passed away at the age of 78. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
New & Improved   June 5, 2009

P.F. Chang's is bucking the current downward trend by simply working every day to be a better operator. The results? While traffic is soft, operating margins and profits are up.More>>

gaz regan
The Path of the Bartender   April 1, 2009

I'm turning the column over to a real old-timer this week: Harry Johnson. All the quotes below come from him. The guy knew what he was talking about.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
The Dubious Wisdom of Chains Restructuring Beverage   April 1, 2009

In the last several months, two major chains have placed beverage under the auspices of marketing: Applebee’s and Brinker International. There are pros and cons to this tactic.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Your House is On Fire!   March 17, 2009

Yes, it is. Not the four-alarm blaze type of fire, but a burn of a more insidious type: a slow one that smolders, gradually gaining in intensity until suddenly it’s too late to salvage anything.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Welcome!   March 7, 2009

Welcome to the new Nightclub.com! Like any nightclub, bar or restaurant operator, we at Nightclub & Bar know that to keep patrons coming back, we’ve got to make sure our venue is fresh.More>>

gaz regan
The Path of the Bartender   March 2, 2009

If we, as bartenders, put some of ideas into practice, we can have a worldwide experiment to see whether they lead to us putting more money into our tip cups, right? More>>



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