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Noodles & Company Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: June 25, 2012   June 25, 2012

U.S. restaurant goers increased their number of visits to foodservice outlets by 1% during the first three months of 2012, marking the strongest traffic gain since spring 2008, according to the NPD Group. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based market research firm also found that consumers increased...More>>

Technomic Article
Where’s the Value?    June 11, 2012

Consumers today define “value” much differently than just a few years ago. At one time, value related primarily to price. But as restaurants evolved and consumer expectations around food quality, service and the overall experience have increased, the dining out “value” parameters have also...More>>

Emily Mayock
NYC Soda Ban: Good for Health, but What About the Health of the Industry?   June 11, 2012

I was grabbing lunch at a local restaurant, consuming what can only be labeled as an “excessive amount of diet pop” (or soda, for the rest of you). So it’s only fitting that I was about to address New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recently introduced plan to ban large sugary beverages...More>>

Lemon Tea Smash Article
Omni Hotels Takes the Art of the Cocktail Poolside with New Menu   June 11, 2012

Fresh off a 2012 VIBE Vista Award for its innovative cocktail menu inside its hotels, Omni Hotels & Resorts is turning its attention outside with a refreshing new program designed to keep guests cool by the pool.More>>

Benihana Inc. Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: June 11, 2012   June 11, 2012

Chain Beverage Buzz: June 11, 2012 - The National Restaurant Association predicts restaurants will add 450,000 jobs this summer season, an increase of 4.6% over the March 2012 employment level. This would mark the highest summer employment numbers since 1993. More>>

Garnishes Article
Trend-spotting: 15 Flavors in Fashion    May 28, 2012

It’s almost impossible to predict what flavors will become in vogue. So at the VIBE Conference in mid-March, some of the leading names in the alcohol beverage world gathered to discuss what’s hot now, what’s coming on board — and what is so 2011.More>>

VIBE Article
VIBE Vista Awards Honor Popular Promotions   May 28, 2012

Winners of the 2012 VIBE Vista Awards were announced at the 2012 VIBE Conference in Las Vegas. In this issue, we’ll take a look at the promotions from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and JW Marriott Camelback Inn.More>>

Red Robin Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: May 29, 2012   May 28, 2012

Technomic gives insight into the minds of Millennials, Houlihan's prepares for a sale and Red Robin adds three new food-and-beverage positions.More>>

Facebook Article
What are Facebook Likes Worth?   May 28, 2012

Dismiss the thought that you have to drive up the number of “Likes” on your Facebook page! Strive instead to increase the number of “People Talking About This.”More>>

VIBE Article
VIBE Vista Award Winner Serves Responsibly   May 11, 2012

Responsible service should be the cornerstone of every restaurant and bar. One restaurant group exemplifies this commitment, and that company was honored with a VIBE Vista Award at the 2012 VIBE Conference.More>>



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