Topic: Chain restaurant beverage

Great Pumpkin Beverages

Pumpkin beers have started arriving, and Dunkin' Donuts is doubling down this season on the late fall flavor of pumpkin. Is this the next big beverage flavor? It would seem that Dunkin' Donuts thinks so.

Cocktails on the Edge

The interest in high quality, craft cocktails is showing no signs of stopping, but the patience of consumers is certainly waning. Chain restaurants are in a unique position to step in, creating edgy cocktails that are both familiar and quick to make and serve.

CPK Non-Alcohol Beverages

The California Pizza Kitchen chain went big with strawberries, finding along the way that customers were willing to pay more for hand-crafted and fresh ingredient-based non-alcohol beverages.

Taco Mac Brewniversity

Taco Mac, the 2016 VIBE Vista Award winner for Best Beer Program among chain restaurants, has focused on ramping up attention to their Brewniversity beer loyalty program, which yielded great results.

Can Restaurants Satisfy?

At the upcoming VIBE Conference, respected researcher Warren Solochek of NPD digs deep into which beverages are up on-premise, which are down, and why. Here's a peek into what he'll be revealing.

Pairing Craft Beer

Chain operators have access to a series of golden opportunities thank to craft beeras boom, such as the pairing of menu items with craft beer. Julia Herz of the Brewers Association explains her approach to this opportunity.

Rising Beverage Trends

Beverage trends rise and fall fast, but one of these three - fruit-enhanced beers, cold-brew coffee on tap, and whisky barrel-aged beer - might have an impact on your business sometime soon.

Three Beverage Programs

It can be difficult to create a successful beverage program, let alone multiple beverage programs spanning different concepts. Kevin Hart has met this challenge for Boca Restaurant Group.

Hard Rocks New Menu

Hard Rock shook up its beverage menu and the results were significant. Doing it right is what won them the 2015 VIBE Vista Award for best chain restaurant beverage menu.