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Chain Beverage Buzz: April 16, 2012   April 16, 2012

Bloomin' Brands hopes to raise millions with its initial public offering, Technomic releases its list of top 250 spirits brands and the National Restaurant Association announces that restaurants have added more than 560,000 new jobs.More>>

Technomic Article
Chain Restaurants Show Better Performance in 2011   April 2, 2012

Technomic recently released its annual listing of the top 500 chain restaurants, and the performance of full-service restaurants in 2011 outpaced the sales level seen the previous year. More>>

Morton's Article
Vista Awards Highlight Two Leading Wine Programs   April 2, 2012

Winners of the 2012 VIBE Vista Awards were announced at the 2012 VIBE Conference, held March 13-14 in Las Vegas. Over the next few issues of VIBE, we’ll profile the leaders behind the award-winning programs in a series of VIBE Spotlights.More>>

VIBE Article
VIBE Conference Sees Record Attendance   April 2, 2012

The 2012 VIBE Conference, presented by Questex Media, saw record numbers this year as 247 corporate-level chain beverage executives gathered with on-premise chain beverage executives from 87 companies.More>>

Fleming's Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: April 2, 2012   April 2, 2012

The Millennium Advisory Board selects Patrick Henry for its Fourth Annual MAB Hospitality Icon Award, U.S. restaurant chains mark sales increase, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar brings brunch specials and Applebee’s finds success in its “Fan Fanatics” promotion.More>>

VIBE Article
VIBE Conference a Success!   March 19, 2012

Another year is in the books, as the VIBE Conference wrapped up programming March 14 in Las Vegas. During the conference, VIBE Vista Awards ceremony honored companies that have proven success in beverage sales, operational efficiency, training and service programs. The winners are:More>>

Dave Dronkers Article
5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Social-Media Contests   March 19, 2012

Operators may be enamored with — or overwhelmed by — the various ways social media can be used to drive traffic and increase sales. Kyle-Beth Hilfer of Collen IP Intellectual Property Law has identified five mistakes that can invite trouble when launching a social-media prize promotion:More>>

Drink Fresh Article
Innovative Spirits Programs Earn 2012 Vista Awards   March 19, 2012

Winners of the 2012 VIBE Vista Awards were announced at the 2012 VIBE Conference, held March 13-14 in Las Vegas. In the next few issues of VIBE, we’ll profile the leaders behind the award-winning programs; to kick off the series, we’ll highlight the winners for the spirits category: More>>

Chain Beverage Buzz Article
Chain Beverage Buzz: March 19, 2012   March 19, 2012

Research shows independent restaurants lost traffic to major chains, Benihana directors consider sale, Ruth’s Chris Steak House launches new happy hour promo and Applebee’s franchisee breaks fund-raising record for Toys for Tots.More>>

VIBE Article
Keynote Speaker Provides Glimpse Into VIBE Conference   March 5, 2012

The VIBE Conference is little more than a week away, and event organizers are working around the clock to ensure this year’s conference is one to remember. Watch keynote speaker Peter Sheahan give a glimpse inside:More>>



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