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July 26, 2010

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Chain Beverage Buzz: July 26, 2010

Romano's Macaroni Grill names new CEO, Norman Abdallah; Diageo Chateau & Estates Wines sold its Barton & Guestier Bordeaux business; the number of restaurants in the U.S. fell by 5,204 units; DineEquity Inc. is selling 63 of its Applebee's restaurants; and much more.


Interstate Hotels & Resorts' Revealing New Menu 
by Alissa Ponchione
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Arlington, Va.-based company, is exposing bartender secrets with the June launch of its "Confessions of a Bartender" cocktail menu.

Data Points

Good News for Beverage Executives 
by Donna Hood Crecca
Technomic announced its expectation that on-premise alcohol sales will increase 1.1 percent in 2010, and within the restaurant industry, there are signs of increased employment and new positions available.


Serious Business at Tales of the Cocktail  
by Donna Hood Crecca
The presenters during the Professional Series at Tales of the Cocktail took on some of the more serious issues that arise from the growing celebrity of bartenders and mixologists, and the professional savvy required to navigate those waters.

Product News

Flavored Vodkas, Unoaked White Wine and Crispy Fries 

Information and photos detailing the following new products: Smirnoff Mango and Smirnoff Peach, 2009 Valley of the Moon Unoaked Chardonnay and McCain Signature Crescent Cut Fries.

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Donna Hood Crecca
, Publisher & Editorial Director
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