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Brewers Association’s Bart Watson on why marketing’s continued importance

Bart Watson’s findings on recent craft business are stirring up the market of microbreweries. How shall you compete with the global giants? Which aspects of branding should you focus on? Should you venture out beyond local fairs? How can you …

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How Cypress Social is creating a ‘must-visit’ restaurant—Arkansas style

If the vibe, flow, and stylistic touches and finishes of the reclaimed cypress wood along the walls that give Cypress Social its name don’t grab your attention, the food will. The sister restaurant to the JTJ Restaurant Group’s Petit & …

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Time management wins day for Dewitt Tilton’s Dunkin’ project

As light at the end of the 2020 tunnel finally comes into view, few businesses have escaped new challenges they did not see coming. From a variety of directions, it seemed as if unprecedented events either popped up or cascaded …

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BJ’s Restaurants maps short- and long-term growth plans

BJ’s Restaurants is focused on long-term growth plans, including the launch of a beer subscription program, even while it works to keep sales growing as the pandemic continues. The chain plans to winterize 170 outdoor dining areas by the middle …

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Survey: Labor shortage persists amid pandemic

A survey of contractors by AGC and Autodesk found just over half of respondents report difficulties finding craft workers, even though 60% said at least one planned project had been delayed or canceled. Substantial numbers also cited lengthier project times …

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Brands forge new business models for delivery-only orders

Restaurant brands are testing off-premises revenue channels with various business models centered around delivery. For example, Nathan’s has expanded its reach through deals with Kitopi, Reef Kitchens and Franklin Junction. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Report shows that construction wages above average

On a national level, construction workers earn $19% more than ($47,430) the median wage for all workers ($39,810) annually, according to a new report by Construction Coverage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, total construction spend in the US hit …

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Survey gauges consumers’ comfort with restaurant dining

Twenty-nine percent of US consumers surveyed said they are comfortable with indoor dining at restaurants and 42% have returned to restaurant dining outdoors, according to a YouGov survey for SevenRooms. The survey found that 23% plan to stick with takeout …

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Fast-casual concept The Hatchery began as a ghost kitchen

FSC Franchising, the parent of Beef O’ Brady’s, has created a fast-casual chicken concept called The Hatchery that began life as a ghost kitchen amid the pandemic. The Tampa, Florida restaurant had been slated to open in April, but instead …

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How Aaron Anderson is transforming the fast-casual game

A steamed bun. Chili. Raw onions and a shot of yellow mustard. You know you want a hot dog right now, right? Growing up in Detroit, Dennis McKinley never dreamt there was anything other than the Coney Island style hot …

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