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O'Charley's Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Feb. 21, 2012   February 21, 2012

Landry's completes its tender offer for shares of Morton's Restaurant Group, Fidelity National Financial Inc. will acquire O’Charley’s Inc. and Technomic Inc. is developing an online adult beverage database to track U.S. sales and volume information for spirits, wine and beer brands.More>>

Ralph Brennan Article
Introducing VIBE Visionary Award Winner Ralph Brennan   February 20, 2012

After decades in the business — first as a prep cook in his teens and now as the owner and operator of some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants — Ralph Brennan will be honored as the third recipient of the VIBE Visionary Award during the VIBE Conference March 13-14 in Las Vegas.More>>

Warren Solochek Article
Restaurant Patrons Splurge for an Experience   February 6, 2012

It’s true: Fine dining is making a comeback in the restaurant world. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t still scouring high and low for deals — at the expense of your bottom line. Warren Solochek of NPD Group discusses why and how patrons are managing their checks: More>>

VIBE Conference Article
VIBE Conference Countdown is On!    February 6, 2012

Deadline to reserve VIBE Conference room rate is Feb. 14, the Visionary Award Winner is announced, famous mixologists to craft cocktails at the conference and a big "thank you" goes out to all VIBE Conference Sponsors!More>>

Cups Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Feb. 6, 2012   February 6, 2012

National Restaurant Association predicts record-breaking foodservice sales for 2012, BJ's Restaurants raises over $500k for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Starbucks plans to expand beverage alcohol sales to Atlanta and SoCal.More>>

Trends 2012 Article
VIBE Voices: Roundtable Shares Business Insights   February 6, 2012

In this second portion of the VAC Roundtable, three VIBE Advisory Council members discuss social media, vendor relationships and their expectations of the upcoming VIBE Conference. More>>

Restaurant Article
Fine-Dining Establishments Trending Growth   January 23, 2012

In today’s “tough economic times," guests are trading down to save money. But findings from consumer market research firm NPD Group show otherwise: The growth of visitors to fine-dining establishments has been stronger than those opting for a casual night out.More>>

VIBE logo Article
VIBE Conference Schedule Finalized   January 23, 2012

The schedule for the VIBE Conference is being finalized, and the jam-packed program is certain to keep attendees busy as they move from session to session, take notes to improve business and, of course, network with some of the industry’s finest minds.More>>

Bar Jars Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: Jan. 23, 2012   January 23, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube increases beverage sales by 5%, Darden Restaurants Inc. is recognized by Fortune magazine and Technomic finds that 40% of consumers have cut back on away-from-home dinner purchases.More>>

Trends 2012 Article
VIBE Voices: Roundtable Highlights Trends   January 23, 2012

Three VIBE Advisory Council members shed light on the importance of value at the bar in 2012, as well as drink trends and emerging technologies, during the first VAC Roundtable. More>>



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