Restaurants are increasingly exploring how location-based social networks like Foursquare can help build customer traffic. With consumers’ increased adoption of smart phones that are able to find a user’s location and offer nearby promotions, restaurants chains — from casual operators Kona Grill, Chili’s Grill & Bar and Red Robin, to quick-service players like Starbucks, Pinkberry and Pizza Hut — are finding a growing consumer base. Many of these restaurants ...

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