Can Breakfast All-day Boost Your Sales?

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“This quarter marked the 10th consecutive quarter of positive sales growth and our 20th consecutive quarter of outperforming the casual dining industry,” said Sandra B. Cochran, president and chief executive officer, during a Nov. 22 earnings call with financial analysts. “We believe the differentiation of our brand experience and our excellent operations execution and our broadened marketing efforts helped us in outpacing the industry.”

Read more about Cracker Barrel’s 18% growth in net income here

Fast Food Restaurants Test New Menu Items In Ohio

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From McDonald’s to Wendy’s our countries fast food giants have their eyes set on…Columbus, Ohio?

Sure, demographics play a huge role – age, socioeconomic status, education, etc.

To find out more click here

Wagamama Opened Up Its First at NYC

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Wagamama, a popular British-headquartered Asian noodle restaurant chain, opened up it first location at West 26th street, 5th Ave, NYC,  with obsessive following. Although there are many Japanese style noodle restaurant such as Tabata, Ippudo and Ajisen already out there in New York City, with successful experience over decade at Boston, Wagamama could bring more flavor choice to NYC Roman fans.

Please click here, if you need more informations.

Fany Gerson opens La Newyorkina on Sullivan St.

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Dough’s chef and co-owner, Fany Gerson, has opened the first brick-and-mortar location for her paleta (Mexican ice pop) concept La Newyorkina. The new store on Sullivan Street will offer new and old flavors of the homemade paletas. While Gerson’s pops were already being sold to over 30 restaurants, stores, and pop-ups around New York, they can now be purchased at a dedicated storefront near Washington Square Park. The store also offers homemade cookies and ice cream.

 

You can visit La Newyorkina’s website here.

Kirin acquires 25% stake in Brooklyn Brewery

Crain’s reported on Wednesday that Kirin, the second largest brewery in Japan, has acquired a 25% stake in New York’s Brooklyn Brewery. The two companies said that they plan to roll out the Brooklyn brand in Japan starting January 2017 and that additional expansion into Brazil would follow. The craft beer industry produced 24.5 million barrels of beer and boasted $22.3 billion in retail sales last year, but the taste for these products is just now reaching certain foreign markets. Kirin stated that part of the impetus for the investment was a growing desire for these products within Japan. Keep an eye out for similar investments from abroad; Asahi, Suntory, and Sapporo are reportedly looking for similar investment opportunities.

 

You can read more about Kirin’s investment into Brooklyn Brewery here.

Dos Toros Opens its 12th Location in Bryant Park

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Dos Toros, the NYC taqueria mini-chain owned by two Bay Area brothers, opened its 12th location on October 5th. The newest storefront is located in Bryant Park and celebrated its first day with $1 burritos, chips, and salsa. Leo and Oliver Kremer, who opened the first location in 2009, said in 2015 that they plan to open 15-20 locations over the next 3 years. The brothers have said it is difficult to scout new neighborhoods that do not already have a Chipotle. But they also feel that their product is sufficiently different from the burrito mega-chain, which currently operates over 2,000 locations globally.

You can read more about the recent opening here.

David Chang’s Ando Now Open in Midtown East

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If you follow this website religiously, you will know that we previously reported on David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant concept. Ando is now open and delivering its nominally Asian-inspired offerings within the borders of Midtown East. Chang spoke about the restaurant on Friday at The New Yorker Tech Festival, offering a bit of insight into the origins of the idea. The entire menu, including the fried chicken and cheesesteak sandwich, was specifically engineered for delivery service. The one item he indicated would never be available from Ando? Ramen noodles. Chang stated that other Asian noodles travel better, but are still a while away from being offered on Ando’s menu.

You can read more about Ando here. To find our previous reporting, click here.