Industry Insights

Turkey and Wine—Perfect Together!

For people that love food and wine, Thanksgiving just might be the perfect holiday.  It is the one time of year we assemble where it’s about dining and thankfully no major gift giving is involved. The traditional meal in our house consists of the infamous turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and if maybe some green bean casserole to round out the plate.

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The Pace of Business

I recently returned last week from 14 days of traveling throughout Europe.

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Metro New York Mixology

There is a chill in the air and if a recent trip to Hudson, NY is any indication, there is going to be a change in the seasons.

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After the Bar

This month’s story is on the danger after hours. In the restaurant and bar industry, we are surrounding by temptation. Things that feed on the senses: food, drink, and people.

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Lessons Learned from Recent Cyber Attacks

P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain fell victim to a recent cyber attack and is unfortunately learning the hard way that their insurance coverage will not be able to relieve them of the financial impact.

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Is Public Relations Right for You?

Are you thinking about getting a PR person for your restaurant?

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A Little Better Service

Growing up in the foodservice industry has its perks. Some of those perks are better than others.

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Which Wine is Witch?

Think Halloween is just about trick or treating for kids?  Think again! 
Why not consider a special event at your restaurant or gathering some friends for a blind wine tasting that I call the Which Wine is Witch? Tasting.  by Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach.

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Is Bigger Really Better? Leasing the Right Size and Shape of Restaurant Space

So often, restaurant tenants come to The Lease Coach stating that they are not making any money because their rent is too high. Sometimes, this is a true statement but, more often than not, the restaurant tenant has simply leased too many square feet.

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The ‘Stiletto Whisperer’

This fall season has been dedicated to where we start a delicious meal at a restaurant.  To the dark wooden bar that is always so inviting. To those bartenders that typically start us off when we first arrive onsite; those friendly faces that are dedicated to serving and pleasing us and helping to set us off on a sometimes bacchanalian event. by Karena Wu.

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