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The COO of Grubhub recommends that restaurants stay involved in big data and develop their restaurant online presence to achieve a stronger customer base. With the ubiquity of media devices, consumers rely on internet data to make entertainment decisions. Grubhub has more than 300,000 orders per day, a significant reflection on the consumer market. Restaurants can use information to build better client reach. Restaurant owners can take advantage of trends include healthy eating and innovation in menus, he says.

Key Takeaways:

  • In forecasting Grubhub’s company future, the COO focused on industry trends, customer experience, and restaurant participation.
  • Rapid innovation and development makes keeping up with menu trends like healthy food or ramen.
  • When partnering with online firms, restaurants need to prioritize their needs and consider big data.

“At Grubhub, we do over 300,000 orders a day and have close to 10 million active diners in 1,300 cities.”

Read more: https://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article97563.html

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Flhip.com has released a new report giving restaurant vendors marketing leads and new sales. Their website proves a map where you can click on certain points in the U.S. and it will tell you about that restaurant. One example would be Longway Tavern in New Orleans, Louisiana which is described as a “casual” pub which sells items such as steak sandwiches or fried calamari. Another location is Poison’s Rainbow found in Portland, Oregon. Opened by a Rock musician, Poison’s Rainbow offers beer and pizza.

Read more: Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

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Bar Mercado has been unveiled by the Castellucci Hospitality Group. Based in Georgia, the company’s latest offering serves Italian, Spanish, and Mediterranean dishes to casual and family diners. Out of Chicago, the Big Onion Tavern Group is introducing Loft 644. A bar and grill themed concept, it looks to capture customers looking to spend thirty dollars or less. And in Florida’s West Palm Beach, the Big Time Restaurant Group Louie Bossi will focus on Americana, Mexican, and Italian dishes with seafood twists.

Read more: Restaurant Chain Growth Report 11/29/17

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Ordering at TGI Fridays just became much easier. The restaurant chain is rolling out voice ordering for customers via Amazon Pay integration. It works through the Amazon app Alexa, where restaurant guest check the menu and place an order through the voice agent. This has helped TGI Friday’s sales, as they have grown by 30 percent since online ordering was introduced to visiting customers. This article also features a video tutorial people can watch to see exactly how this feature works.

Key Takeaways:

  • TGI Fridays is rolling out voice activated ordering technology at locations all over America.
  • The new ordering system ties into TGI Fridays’ existing online ordering, to allow customers to order via an Alexa device.
  • Some simple Alexa voice commands activate the ordering process, and the system will aid customers in placing their order.

“With the launch of the new Alexa skill, users can place and pay for their Fridays order using Amazon Pay on their Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.”

Read more: http://www.restaurantnews.com/tgi-fridays-extends-online-ordering-capabilities-as-the-first-restaurant-to-integrate-amazon-pay-in-alexa-skill-113017/

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With all of these sexual harassment allegations coming out lately, it has people wondering, how can we change the respect people have for one another. With the me too campaign, many people are coming out and sharing their life altering experience, but one has to wonder, will it do anything to change society in the long term? To really oust this problem, companies need to change the attitudes surrounding sexual harassment. It needs to be made clear that sexual harassment in the workplace will not be tolerated, and there will be harsh consequences, such as losing your job, if you do it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Recent high profile harassment cases have brought the issue to the fore of everyone’s attention.
  • Despite the fresh focus on harassment, some organizations are still traditionally orchestrated; their leaders often resist changes.
  • Companies, especially small companies, should focus on ensuring employees feel free to report harassment if it occurs.

“The study points to the fact that power is often at the root of sexually harassing behavior.”

Read more: https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article97542.html

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In 2016, The Restaurant Law Center was officially founded. It represents the restaurant industry’s take in legal issues. The first official meeting took place in Chicago in October and covered several topics including overtime, joint-employer status and technology security among others. The chair, Phil Miscimarra gave a keynote speech and the event held several sessions meant for education of the legal teams present. The event will be held annually and is currently an invitation-only meeting.

Read more: Restaurant Law Center Holds First Legal Summit

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Have you ever thought “going in the Wendy’s drive thru is just too much work?” If so then you’re their target market. Wendy’s recently paired up with DoorDash to bring this food to you nationwide. The market will include all 48 continental stars. The dashers, or those that delivery, will be bringing you your food in insulated bags to make everything is fresh as when you ordered it. This joins other services like UberEats or Caviar, but instead of being regional anyone can get this 24/7.

Read more: Wendy’s Delivery to Go National

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Farm Burger, the better-burger chain restaurant, says they intended to have fun in creating snacks for their guests. In place of typical chicken nuggets or even onion rings, the restaurant created Chicken Pot Pie Fritters. Co-founder George Frangos says it’s their aim to emphasize the chain’s Southern roots. Pot pies attract just about everyone’s interest and the traditional chicken and vegetable combo is dipped in panko making a perfect well-loved snack that’s also entirely unique.

Key Takeaways:

  • Farm Burger took advantage of its snack menu to look for innovative recipes it could serve up.
  • The chicken is serves is traditionally prepared by slow cooking it with classic ingredients before serving.
  • One of Farm Burger’s menu goals is to offer a touch of home even when you’re out and about.

“We want our guests to feel at home while dining at Farm Burger, and the Chicken Pot Pie Fritters bring you back to comforting home-cooked meals, with apple butter for dipping.”

Read more: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/menu-innovations/one-better-burger-chains-take-creative-snacks

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Captain D was a restaurant that was struggling. They are a seafood restaurant and many other restaurants that serve seafood have major issues, like Captain D’s. However, a new design along with a commitment to quality turned the brand around and gave them a whole new identity. Fast food seafood is something that a lot of people probably do not know about. The years 2010 and 2011 were tough years for this restaurant. They lost a lot of money then.

Key Takeaways:

  • Captain D’s is in the midst of a rebranding of its franchise, to remove previous stigma as a faded operation.
  • The restaurant has changed its theme to embrace a more beach oriented approach with light airy colors.
  • The new menu features grilled options, more vegetables, and items that can be cooked to the customer’s order.

“At an estimated cost of about $110,000 per unit, the process was understandably going to take some time. All of the new restaurants built in the past three years have featured the look, and the company is in the process of going back and remodeling old ones”

Read more: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/exclusives/captain-ds-and-rebirth-fast-casual-seafood

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Carl’s Jr. is going to discount their burgers 50 percent for competitors. Their mission is to show that their burgers are so good that their competition is eating them. That was the main inspiration behind the latest deal that Carl’s Jr. made. The promotion was brought forward by the social media channel of the business. They have seen a high number of employees that work at rival businesses eating at Carl’s Jr. The goal is to get people talking about their food.

Read more: Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. Discounting Burgers 50 Percent for Competitors

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