Milford Prewitt

The world is not enough 
Big American restaurant chains have been hitting grand slams in the international arena, but a...
Innovators find great ideas in everyday things 
When brainstorming concepts, restaurateurs say they tap the same well of inspiration to conceive their...
MFHA: Ditching diversity in a down economy invites disastrous public relations 
Restaurant employers could face public relations disasters if their economically driven decisions to close stores...
WingHouse founder ready to tackle challenges of franchising 
Crawford Ker, the president and founder of Largo, Fla.-based Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill, says...
Having Words With Mark Grossich Chief Executive, Hospitality Holdings Inc., New York 
Mark Grossich knows the sting of having success backfire....
Self-imposed bottled water bans let restaurants make their own decisions 
They had me at hello, but sort of lost me further along the way....
Operators dip slowly into deeper shuttered-site pool 
As the slowed economy speeds up the number of restaurant liquidations and reorganizations nationwide, an...
Operators hype private parties to offset on-premise sales softness 
High gas prices and slumping confidence in the economy aren’t keeping all consumers from splurging...
Mindful of outside competitors, family feeders update menus, images 
The family-dining segment’s second-tier players are reviewing their operations and brand identities to stave off competition.
Sustainability, new prototypes in plans for Phillips Seafood 
Given its century-old roots in Maryland’s Eastern Shore, its investment in sustainable aqua-culture in the...
Noble Roman’s to fight franchisees’ suit over dual-brand rollouts 
Arguably, nothing could damage a franchisor’s reputation more than allegations it had duped franchisees with...
Underground-dining scene undermines legit restaurants’ hold on dining-out dollars 
The dinner was an elegant event. Twelve diners, evenly matched by gender and largely strangers...
New York’s development ‘progress’ does a disservice to city’s restaurant pioneers 
It must be tough being the mayor of a big city, or running the office...
Family-dining chains face off with nonsegment rivals 
Family-dining chains are acting a bit like the scrawny kid on the playground who is...
Seafood inflation spawns waves of panic for seafood establishments 
Tangled in a net of politics, conservationism and runaway food costs, seafood has become an...
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May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth is the unofficial Star Wars Day and an opportunity for cross-generation marketing....More
Apr 29, 2015

Casual dining chains on the rebound

Visits to casual dining restaurants were flat over the past year, according to the NPD Group. That's a big improvement....More

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