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Rita The Robot Runs Food

April 22, 2022
The future of restaurants includes a side order of technology

Food Literacy

April 21, 2022
The Pandemic has expanded our knowledge about food…how will this change restaurants?

The Importance of Food Photography

April 20, 2022
We eat with our eyes — here are some tips.

Restaurants Are Celebrating 4:20

April 19, 2022
It's International Weed Day Tomorrow

Restaurants in the Metaverse

April 18, 2022
Some big chains are entering the fray

Direct Mail Has Strong Conversion Rates

April 14, 2022
Here's how to use direct mail in tandem with your digital marketing

Young People Love Direct Mail

April 13, 2022
What's old, is new again

Arby’s Menu Items Become…Dog Toys?

April 12, 2022
April 11 was National Pet Day and Arby's shows up with branded squeaky toys

Drinks To Go In NY State

April 11, 2022
The COVID stop-gap is becoming a 3 year ongoing practice

Pinterest Trends —Ancestral Eats

April 8, 2022
Grandma's recipes are very popular with Gen Z and Boomers

What’s A Good Click Through Rate for Restaurant and Retail Emails?

April 6, 2022
Some fascinating statistics on email open rates from Mail Chimp

Dark Stores Are Making Delivery Cost Effective

April 5, 2022
Dark stores are popping up where traditional retail stores used to be…what is a dark store and how does it work?

Drone Delivery of Food Is Almost Here

April 4, 2022
Drones could cut costs by up to 90%

The Oscars of April fools Jokes

April 1, 2022
The top best pranks of all time

Do Canadians Prefer Take Out or Delivery For Their Food?

March 31, 2022
New research from NPD group may surprise you

Employment Branding| A Sexual Harassment Complaint Process

March 30, 2022
Having a procedure for dealing with issues can have huge benefits for your business

What Are the Rules After Work Hours?

March 29, 2022
What's the Scope of Your Sexual Harassment Employment Policy?

Why You Need A Sexual Harassment Policy

March 28, 2022
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

When Research Test Results Steer You Wrong

March 25, 2022
A deep dive into the disappointing results for McDonald's plant based burger launch

Dining by Candlelight

March 24, 2022
Earth Hour is March 26

In Praise Of the “Listicle”

March 23, 2022
Why search engines love them and ideas for creating them

How to Celebrate “Altbashes”

March 22, 2022
Those life events that tend to go un-noticed are gaining traction

Spring Equinox Traditional Foods

March 21, 2022
Celebrate the end of a difficult winter in the Northern Hemisphere with a little freshness

What’s a Content Strategy and Why It’s Your Secret Weapon

March 18, 2022
Your content on your owned channels will be your most powerful strategy in the new digital world

Starbuck’s Gets a New / Old CEO

March 17, 2022
Howard Schultz is back again…and again

St. Patrick’s Day Spending Stats

March 16, 2022
It's a food holiday and people are eager to spend

Restaurant Chains Closing in Russia

March 15, 2022
McDonalds, Starbucks and Yum brands cease operations

What’s A Marketing Channel and How Many Do You Have?

March 14, 2022
New paths to serve your customers

Create a Signature Menu Item to Support Ukraine

March 11, 2022
This One's For Ukraine

Outoor Dining All Year Round

March 10, 2022
How can you extend patio season?

How To Calculate the ROI of Your Patio

March 9, 2022
A little "kitchen math" to help you see the profit in your patio

Your Patio Will Be More Popular Than Ever

March 8, 2022
Outdoor dining is here to stay…the numbers are staggering

Why Are There So Few Female Chefs?

March 7, 2022
March 8 is International Women's Day

What’s Earned Media? Why it’s Effective, and How to Get Some

March 3, 2022
Traditional marketing that works in a post digital tracking world

Earned Media and How to Market Through Relationships

March 2, 2022
Marketing that works in a post digital tracking world

Owned Media and Why It’s The Most Important Channel

March 1, 2022
Marketing that works when digital tracking is soon gone

In Praise of Traditional Marketing

February 28, 2022
Why your customer's real mail box may be the safest place to be

Open That Bottle Night Feb. 26

February 25, 2022
It's time to break open the one you've been saving

Google’s New Privacy Sandbox

February 24, 2022
Targeted marketing using browsing history is soon going to be…history

Why Aren’t Your Facebook Ads Working Anymore?

February 23, 2022
A peek inside Apple's "Do Not Track" feature and it's impact on ad effectiveness

US and Canada Menu Prices Increasing

February 22, 2022
The highest spike in 40 years


February 21, 2022
Second hand is top of mind with today's young consumers

The Paradox of Choice Less is More….Money

February 18, 2022
Why and how Tim Horton's is growing with smaller units and fewer menu items

National Drink Wine Day

February 17, 2022
As we open back up — promote those special wines on #NationalDrinkWineDay

Bots Are Back of House at White Castle

February 16, 2022
The burger chain is embracing technology

Your Employment Brand Should Include Mental Health Support

February 15, 2022
A Colorado restaurant hires a full time therapist for staff…and it's helping

Valentines Fun Facts and Business Tips

February 14, 2022
V-Day, Furry Friends, and Diamond Rings

Valentine’s Day 2022 is Looking Strong for Restaurants

February 11, 2022
Some stats and tips for succeeding on Feb. 14

Door Dash Is Delivering Flowers

February 10, 2022
Hot off of the press — 3rd party delivery is diversifying

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