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Do Salads Matter?

Salads

Consumer trend reports from 2014 reveal insights into consumer preferences for salad. According to a news release from Technomics, more than 43 percent of consumers strongly agree that  they visit certain restaurants specifically because they enjoy the salads those restaurants offer. Other Findings: 60% of consumers say it is important that salad be bundled with other items. Consumers want to ...

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Are You Capitalizing on the Popularity of Salads?

salad popularity

These days, healthy eating isn’t just talk. Many food operators have noticed that the scales have tipped in the last 18 months as guests actively scour for healthy—yet delicious—menu options. This is not a dining trend, but rather a lifestyle change that has taken root in many American households due to the spread of food education via the Internet and ...

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What is the Restaurant Formula?

Restaurant Formula

Maines is teaming up with Gerry O’Brion to bring our customers new ideas and insights on how to improve what they are already doing. Click here to view Gerry’s articles and videos. Gerry O’Brion is a marketing speaker and author who translates big brand strategies into knowledge that any business can use to win in the marketplace. O’Brion’s presentation drives ...

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Restaurant Formula Video 3: Power of Your People

Power of your people

  Watch our 3rd Video of the Restaurant Formula Video Series with Gerry O’Brion about how your people can have a big impact on your restaurant’s success. Your people bring your restaurant to life and touch all of your critical success factors. Here are 8 tips for you to leverage the power of your people.

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The Menu Adoption Cycle of Cheese

Menu adoption cycle of cheeses

Each cheese you use is at a particular stage on the Menu Adoption Cycle. Do you know what these stages are? It is important to understand the characteristic differences of each stage. Trends in the adoption stage, for example, are likely to continue growing, as they have (just) begun to gain broad support. Those in the inception stage, meanwhile, are ...

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Success Stories: Hot Tamale & Between the Buns

Between the Buns

Four years ago Marc Morley opened Hot Tamale, a Mexican-influenced restaurant in Potsdam, NY that offers fresh, never frozen food, providing the area with quick, healthy options. Morley and his fiancé have since opened two more locations in Cortland and Canton. Last year, Morley opened Between the Buns, a gastro-pub and gourmet sandwich establishment, also featuring fresh, never frozen ingredients. ...

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Success Stories: Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties

Carm's Pizza House & Specialties

A new and different pizza house is opening up in Tunkhannock, and it’s called Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties. Owner Suzanne Gallela and her husband, Bobby, named the place after his mother and feature her recipes. “It’s been Bobby’s dream for years to open a restaurant of his own,” said Gallela. Of course they serve pizza—several different varieties including stuffed ...

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