Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America’s Big Restaurant Chains

There’s a limit to unlimited breadsticks after all. Americans are rejecting the consistency of national restaurant chains after decades of dominance in favor of the authenticity of locally owned eateries, with their daily specials and Mom’s watercolors decorating the walls.…
Mega-chain restaurants do some things right

Are there tips independent restaurants can pick up from casual chain concepts, a category loosely defined as operations involving full service and bars, hold the high prices? A recent tour of some of the biggest brands in the business –…

Internal promotions and upcoming expansion plans propel SRG into 2013 Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sage Restaurant Group (SRG), the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to creating experiences where food, drink, and inspired design meet and mix, announces seven internal promotions as…

Whether it’s the local diner at the end of the block, the elegant four-star overlooking the city, or the growing chain – restaurants are facing more challenges today than ever before.  Getting exposure for your restaurant news doesn’t have to…

(RestaurantNews.com)  In today’s economy it is more important than ever for restaurants to promote their services. Eating out is, after all, a luxury – and a battle rages for the almighty dining dollar.  This leaves restaurants in a sticky situation.…

Battling with low operator and consumer confidence, rising food costs and a lack of corporate support, independent restaurants can be especially hard hit during poor economic times. However, recent Mintel research reveals that indies may have some advantages over their…