Restaurants Embrace Social Distancing

National Retail Federation |  Karen Kroll With the COVID-19 pandemic showing little sign of letting up, the need to social distance is likely to remain for a while. That creates challenges for many businesses, particularly restaurants. After all, part of the fun of eating out comes from soaking in the energy of the crowd and…

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ATTENTION RESTAURANT OWNERS AND INVESTORS

If you are looking for a WINNING restaurant concept that would be 1) first to market, 2) family-friendly yet very cool  3) will possess a great opportunity for expansion, I would like to speak with you! In my work as a commercial broker specializing in restaurant and retail concepts, I rarely see concepts that make…

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Alabama Orders All Bars Restaurants to go Take Out Only:Expanded Statewide

By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com The Alabama Department of Health has ordered all Alabama restaurants and bars to go to take-out only, part of a sweeping set of regulations designed to curb the growth of coronavirus. A similar order was already in place for Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby and Mobile counties. The…

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Why Solo Diners Matter for Restaurants

MORE CONSUMERS ARE DINING ALONE. CAN RESTAURANTS ADAPT TO THEIR SOLO NEEDS QUICKLY ENOUGH TO KEEP THEM COMING BACK? Original article by LIZ BARRETT FOSTER Solo travelers, single-person households, and solitary diners are making their mark on several industries ranging from consumer goods to tourism to restaurants. As consumers become busier and more stressed, even…

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The Recipe for Instagram-Friendly Restaurant Design

About 30 million Americans classify themselves as “digital food enthusiasts,” or those who use social channels to connect to food, and believe dining and tech go together like salt and pepper. That’s according to a white paper by consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox, and it’s one way of explaining why so many diners—particularly millennials and Gen Z—are as…

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