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Tea Is a Natural Complement to the Modern Foodie Experience

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Restaurants, cafés and hotels are offering premium tea service – and profiting – in 2020. Businesses in the restaurant, café and hotel sector are looking to elevate their tea game in 2020. Indeed, trendy third-wave cafés are no longer the only place where consumers can find stout, fermented teas that have been aged in caves or delicate high-quality tea leaves hand-worked to exude a natural fragrance reminiscent of tuberose.

Savvy Restaurateurs Reinventing as Grocerants 

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Café 1948 started as a small mobile trailer in Tyler Texas by Samuel and his wife in 2015. “People wanted a place where they feel safe and know they can purchase their daily and weekly grocery needs,” Samuel, owner Café 1948.

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Important Tips For Restaurant Signage

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Restaurants and cafés are no exception, but there are some unique considerations when developing signs for an eatery. Is the ‘City Café’ an upmarket location for designer lattés, or a classic greasy spoon? By getting it right, you can ensure that your restaurant or café is positioned correctly in the public consciousness and that you can continue to attract the kinds of customers who are interested in what you have to offer.

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The Best Takeout in Knoxville

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City County Café : Located on the first floor of the City County Building, this grab-and-go establishment is a favorite not just among those who work in the building, but also many others who live and work downtown. City County Café , 400 Main Street, (865) 215-4890. It’s All So Yummy Café , 120 S. However, if you follow our blog, you might already be familiar with Sticky Rice Café and its rainbow of bubble tea offerings.

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

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In action: A completely contact-free and cost-effective dining experience, guests of FOODWORKS' Market Café in Chicago can order through a single mobile app, whether they want to enjoy made-to-order meals or select from a variety of grab-and-go menu options.

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5 Vegetarian Concepts We Love

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Dandelion Community Café Inspired by sustainability and the desire for a welcoming communal space, Chris Blanc founded Dandelion Community Café in 2006. In addition to serving vegan and vegetarian cuisine, Dandelion Community Café donates food to local organizations each month, hosts an open-mic poetry night every week, and offers plant-based cooking classes to the community. Get Inspired by These Vegetarian Concepts.

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The Dinova Power Table: Kim Hoeckendorf of Boston Market

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In 2004, Hoeckendorf started to explore new roles at Starbucks and worked in just about every café position including General Manager before being promoted to District Manager of Company Stores. In subsequent years, Hoeckendorf worked as the Director of Operations for a franchise organization with multiple brands including Krispy Kreme, Auntie Anne’s, Popeye’s Chicken, Schlotzsky’s, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Cinnabon.

MRM Franchise Feed: Greek from Greece Grows and Hearts Afire for Mac & Cheese

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Greek from Greece (GFG) Bakery-Café finalized a deal to open its first franchise location. GFG Bakery-Café continues to build momentum, launching recent expansions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Pennsylvania that will more than quadruple the brand’s footprint in the next year. He found the perfect solution in a GFG Bakery-Café franchise.

Superfoods, Sanitation and Serene Spaces

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” As restaurants and cafés reopen their doors, Healing Butterfly has seen a 62 percent increase in food service orders for plant-based protein. What will we remember most about 2020? It’s hard to pick from so many monumental events happening all at once.

Restaurant Insiders on 2020 Lessons Learned, Part One

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Georgios Drosos, Founder & CEO, GFG Café Cuisine. Another important lesson that I learned, and I believe the industry learned, is that it pays to be a part of a family, such as the Greek from Greece Café Cuisine franchise family.

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Some Fresh Air Is Necessary to Jumpstart Restaurants Reopening

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Regulation – In addition to pandemic related sanitation and social distancing guidelines, should these outdoor seating areas be subject to the same general restrictions as pre-existing outdoor or sidewalk café regulations?

A Yum! Habit, Chasing DoorDash and BellaBot

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Brands and The Habit, Chase and DoorDash, Waitr, Local Foods, C3 Signature, Pudu Tech, Southern Glazer's, Voodoo Doughnut, The Friendship Café and Digital Signage Expo. The Friendship Circle Fort Lauderdale, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will open The Friendship Café, a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant that trains and employs adults with autism, down syndrome, and other special needs. This edition of MRM News Bites features Yum!

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MRM Franchise Feed: Kitchen of the Future, Restaurant Sherpas and Dunkin’ Hirin’

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Greek From Greece (GFG) Café Cuisine signed the lease for a new location at 100 Purchase Street in Rye, New York. Known for delicious Greek cuisine, pastries and café items imported directly from Greece, GFG Café Cuisine is building on strong growth from the first half of 2020, including the merger and rebranding of its largest competitor in Manhattan and a 31-unit expansion deal.

These Drinks Will Dominate Instagram in 2020

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Take a moment to review your suppliers to ensure you’re receiving such ingredients — for example, if you’re running a café, a high-quality wholesale coffee beans UK supplier can really boost the calibre of your beverages. For the food and drinks industry, Instagram is an unescapable source of advertisement.

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The 50 most powerful people in the restaurant industry named by Nation’s Restaurant News

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NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN), the leading media brand in the foodservice industry, has unveiled its 2020 NRN Power List, an annual list of the 50 most influential people, including a ranking of the restaurant industry’s top 10 most powerful people.

MRM Franchise Feed: Sandwiches Up North and Taco John’s Gets Aggressive

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GFG Bakery-Café Expands with 31-Unit Deal. Greek from Greece (GFG) Bakery-Café finalized a deal that will rapidly expand its portfolio from 10 to 41 locations. The significant expansion fuels momentum for GFG Bakery-Café, which recently acquired and rebranded their biggest New York-based competitor and opened a new location in Tampa, Florida.

As Your Restaurant Rolls with the Punches of COVID-19, Keep These Tips in Sight 

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Some businesses have adopted hybrid pay systems (one café, for example, has been divvying up all revenue amongst the entire team). Unequivocally, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs in the food industry have been among the hardest hit, economically speaking, by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kitchens Are Still Open: Eateries Reinvented

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all restaurants, bars, and cafés had to be shut for dining-in customers.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-September 2020 Edition

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The data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to the average price per pack of coffee. Orlando, Florida, has the most coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés (per square root of population), 0.4571, which is 7.5

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Digital Dining and ‘Restaurant Recovery’ Show

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Virturant is helping restaurants like Kup a Joe Café in Frankfort, IL add additional in-store revenue, which improves EBITDA. They offer six Virturant brands in their breakfast/lunch café Because they've already paid for staff, equipment and restaurant space, these "virtual restaurants within their restaurant" boost earning potential beyond the current menu without cannibalization. "Virturant

What Travelers Want in F&B and US Foods Scholars

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To create an authentic New Orleans dining experience for travelers, Delaware North partnered with renowned chefs and culinarians including Leah Chase and her family, John Folse and Michael Gulotta, as well as an array of iconic local restaurants such as Café Du Monde, Ye Olde College Inn and Angelo Brocato. Café Du Monde : New Orleans institution serving its world-famous beignets and café au lait.

40 Iconic Restaurants That No Longer Exist

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2007: Official All Star Café ​ In the '90s, better known as the era of gimmicky restaurants, a set of iconic athletes (Wayne Gretzky, Andre Agassi, and Joe Montana, to name a few) teamed up with Planet Hollywood to open the Official All Star Café The chain not only included classic sports memorabilia and a menu of traditional bar food, but also hosted premieres and events with some of the top celebrities and sports figures in the world.

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Tops in Global Cuisine and Tips for Tots

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Best Chinese Restaurant: Café China. Restaurant of The Year: Café Amelie. This edition of MRM News Bites features The American Food Association, Branch and Delaget, Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Popmenu, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, ParTech, Casio America, Radobank, Koomi and Helios, Cudos, Postmates and TGI Fridays and Catania Oils.

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Ghost Lemonade, Robotic Barista and Flippy for Sale

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” The Robotic Coffee Master is available in two models, suitable for different scenarios such as boutique café, VIP lounge, luxury hotel, smart business campus and exhibition hall.

MRM People & Places: Maki Madness and Pancakes for Life

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The café features banquette seating along Tchoupitoulas Street and a laptop-friendly central communal table equipped with functional power. The café’s expertly crafted espresso drinks, drip coffee, and rotating pour-over selections are offered alongside a selection of coffee-infused cocktails and alcohol-infused shakes, like the Holy Atolé, a twist on Mexican hot chocolate with mezcal, and the Red Velvet Cupcake made with bourbon creole cream cheese.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-July 2020 Edition

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One in four (26 percent) say they are more likely to visit a restaurant, bar or café if it has a dedicated plant-based menu. adults polled admit to feeling anxious about the prospect of visiting a restaurant, bar or café when they reopen after lockdown. This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features Grubhub's State of the Plate 2020 trend report, the fragility of "open," di g ital resilience and brand intimacy.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Currying Up Favor and Committed Taco

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In his new role, Tipton oversees multiple departments including Franchise Sales & Development, Real Estate, Café Design & Construction, Café Operations, and many more. “As we head into 2020, I look forward to another transformative year and continuing our ultimate mission of becoming the largest and most renowned bakery café business in the world.”

AI Food Intelligence and Now Serving Democracy

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Erich and Jennifer Weishaupt, founders of the Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine restaurants, established the Lagniappe Krewe Emergency Relief Fund in response to the COVID-19 crisis, top photo.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-April 2020-COVID-19 Effects Edition

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Of those who said they’d avoid using a touch-screen, the number one reason was “not liking the thought of touching a screen used by so many other people before touching my food” The research found that over half of respondents said they were likely to return to fast food (59 percent) and casual dining restaurants (51 percent), pubs and bars (51 percent) and cafés (58 percent) within weeks of venues reopening.

MRM Franchise Feed: Opportunity is Barking and the Spirit of BBQ

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La Madeleine French Bakery & Café returns to Addison, Texas in February. Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment.

Tyga Bites and Sushi with an Attitude

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Customers are able to scan the QR code at our socially distanced outdoor tables, view the menu and place their order right from their phones,” said JP Coupal, co-founder of Coupa Café “Customers enjoy this experience as it minimizes contact in every possible way.”

MRM Franchise Feed: CPK in Canada and Real Famous BBQ

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” “With the positioning of the Quiznos brand as a ‘café-style’ destination concept, consumers in this region are embracing a robust breakfast platform, including compelling espresso-based beverage offerings,” said Master Franchisee Richard Eisenberg. In July, Slim Chickens attracted an equity investment from 10 Point Capital, the private equity firm behind segment leader Tropical Smoothie Café Twin Peaks in Lubbock.

MRM Franchise Feed: Frictionless QDOBA and Crisp & Greens Goes National

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Sweet Paris Creperie & Café, the ultra-popular restaurant concept founded in Houston which began franchising in 2018 through a unique strategic partnership model, will now open its newest location in Sugar Land, TX late October.

#CheersUp, PARk it and the Shape of Pasta

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This edition of MRM News Bites features OpenTable, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, PAR Technology, Tropical Smoothie Café, Bindi, The Shape of Pasta, Crook & Marker, Performance Food Group and Aptar Food + Beverage. Social Distance Shopping. OpenTable is launching a new technology solution, free of charge, to help businesses better control crowding in their stores while helping shoppers avoid long wait times.

P.F. Chang’s To Go and Wing Squad Delivers

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” As part of the acquisition, Danu, through their newly formed subsidiary PPX Hospitality Brands, will own and operate the following Strega concepts: Strega Waterfront, STRIP by Strega and Strega Prime, as well as several cafés and a catering business, all of which operate in the Greater Boston Area. This edition of MRM News Bites features Boston Market, Danu Partners, P.F.

MRM Plant-Based: Good Food Scorecard and Healthier Hospital Food

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Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Washington didn’t offer any plant-based entrees before working with the HSUS; now, approximately 50 percent of the café and patient menu items are plant-based. Please send plant-based news to Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Barbara Castiglia at bcastiglia@modernrestaurantmanagement.com. Good Food Restaurant Scorecard. Despite skyrocketing demand for plant-based food across the U.S.,

First Robotic Mobile Restaurant and DoorDash’s Commissary Kitchen

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The new Peachtree Corners location will seat 225 guests in a space including a 4,000-sq-foot dining room, enclosed 1,000-sq-ft patio, 800-sq-ft umbrella patio, front 300-sq-ft bar lounge and outdoor café, and private party room.

Takeout For Good and Menus Go Tech

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The contactless dine-in product from Zuppler will solve this concern and help us manage the expectations of our customers around safety,” said Keith Pascal, partner at Act III Holdings and investor in Boston-based Life Alive Organic Café Gordon Food Service works closely with Zuppler to identify emerging needs within the foodservice industry.

MRM People & Places: Game On at Walk-On’s and Gingerbread Houses for Humanity

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Chef Ramsi Kamar , from Ramsi's Café On the World, in Louisville, Kentucky is an advocate of stocking Alocane in the kitchen. "The Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's People & Places column features news of company hires and promotions, charitable efforts and product introductions. Send news to Barbara Castiglia at bcastiglia@modernrestaurantmanagement.com. Baton Rouge’s very own Walk-On’s , is looking for more ways to give back.

MRM Franchise Feed: Krystal Refranchising and Pieology in China

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He also has served as CDO of Toppers Pizza and was VP of Franchise Development for Freebirds World Burrito in Emeryville, CA and VP of Franchise Development for Le Duff America (Bruegger's, La Madeleine, Brioche Doree, Timothy's Coffee, Michael's Bakery Café, and mmmuffins). Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment.

Changes at McDonald’s and Reducing Food Waste

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The acquisition of OHM expands upon its established quick service and café concepts of which Hudson operates approximately 50 units to date across the United States and Canada. This edition of MRM News Bites features McDonalds, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, OpenTable, Ordermark, Hudson Group, Hakkasan Group , Waitr and Checkers, ICV Partners, Restaurant Technologies, Diebold Nixdorf and Alto-Shaam. Changes at the Top for McDonald's.

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Virtual Acceleration, Raising the Bar and Insult Monitor

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I would recommend it to any fellow restaurateur,” said Michael Goodis, service manager at Club Café “As a full-service restaurant, bar, and cabaret, we are not strangers to brunch rushes, bachelorette parties, and all of the daily surprises that restaurants run into.

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MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2020 Super Bowl Edition

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These trends are cutting edge, and may not always go mainstream, but they help influence what you’ll find in a grocery store or café near you in the months ahead. This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features an economic report from Yelp, super Super Bowl stats, delivery trends, megatrends, best cities for BBQ and top venues. Yelponomics. Yelp released its first-ever annual Yelp Economic Average?

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