Steve Coomes

Steve
Coomes
Articles
Next Steps for Growth: How Chipotle grew into an industry paradigm
The history of Chipotle Mexican Grill and how the chain's principles and development have made it a paradigm of growth.
5 legislative issues for restaurants to watch in 2014 
Legislative issues will present operators with both problems and opportunities in 2014
Restaurants tighten gluten-free operations 
Chains institute rigorous policies, audits to ensure proper prep, serving
5 restaurant execs reveal their top 3 strategic moves 
Leaders from Corner Bakery, Popeyes, Domino’s Pizza, Wingstop, Chuy’s discuss impactful operational changes
Restaurants embrace mobile marketing 
Marketing through smartphone apps grows as operators understand its potential
Fast-casual burger concepts put quality before speed
Customers are willing to wait, say brands such as Mooyah, Fatburger
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill burrito
Small-batch cooking pays off for operators 
Restaurants like Chuy's and Cafe Rio Mexican Grill say small-batch cooking yields better food quality and sales
Restaurants weigh costs, benefits of recycling
Practice becomes increasingly common despite associated expenses
Chuy’s
Small-batch cooking boosts restaurant revenue despite costs
Operators at Chuy’s, Café Rio say freshly prepared food leads to greater sales
2013 Second 100: Pizza 
NRN examines the pizza segment as part of this year's Second 100 special report
2013 Second 100: Limited Service/Specialty 
NRN examines the Limited-Service/Specialty segment as part of this year's Second 100 special report
How to save money on restaurant equipment repairs
Operators, techs say routine maintenance of all equipment is key
2013 Top 100: Pizza 
The widely embraced strategies of offering price value and product variety continue to pay off for the top U.S. pizza chains.
Beer keg
Getting past craft beer headaches 
Operators say offering local brews can be worth the operations hassles and higher prices
Chinese KFC, UPI/Newscom
Chains tap China's profit potential 
U.S. concepts like KFC, McDonald's, Subway and Starbucks are capitalizing on China's enormous population and sales potential.
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