Whether donating food, time, and resources — or pledging a monetary contribution — restaurants often connect with their community and beyond through charitable and humanitarian work, especially around the holidays. Likewise, how these restaurants use their success to help others can be important in deciding where and how to spend your money. You want to
In 1985, Steve DiFillippo took over an Italian steakhouse on Boston’s Newbury Street named Davio’s. Since then, he’s not only turned this restaurant into a premier Boston dining destination, but also expanded his success to seven popular Davio’s locations along the East Coast. Offering a fine dining experience at its most elegant, Davio’s is known
The iconic Lexington Candy Shop, a luncheonette at the heart of New York’s Upper East Side, is turning 90 this year and life couldn’t be sweeter. Owner operated for three generations, the sustained success of this restaurant is remarkable in an industry continuously seeking to reinvent itself. So how does a restaurant, especially a traditional
How do you capitalize on people’s love of food, fun, and fantastic music to benefit those in need — as well as charities that work tirelessly to help them? According to Jimmy Buckner, the secret is providing “Entertainment with Purpose,” such as with the upcoming Hip Hop for Hunger benefitting Mobile Meals. Buckner is a
Another Virginia Beach, Va., restaurant gem has crystallized in the form of Salt, a restaurant well known for its upscale Pacific cuisine and its strong ties to the local community. Salt’s owner, Daniel Kealiinohomoku, started transforming the business when he bought out his former partner in November 2014. “It was the right time,” said Daniel.
If you want to add convenient payment and frequency rewards to your restaurant business, look no further than your phone – there’s an app for that! In September 2014, program restaurant Kahwa Coffee launched their own app that lets customers earn credits and pay through their phones, and the app has already proven to be
How can your restaurant stand out in the crowd and get in front of both new and loyal customers in an exciting way? According to Daniel Nguyen of Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen restaurant in Portland, OR, food events such as Bite of Oregon and the most recent Feast Portland, where Bambuza participated at the Rewards Network
Growth and expansion, as a result of a booming business, is every bar and restaurant owner’s dream. The Barley Mow Brewing Company, a nano brewery in Largo, FL, is living that dream. Ahead of their business plan, Barley Mow owner Jay Dingman is expanding their brewing facility by 15 times what they have right now.
“We consider everyone who walks through our door part of the family. We’re the place where everybody knows your name and probably more than that.” These are some of the first words in the restaurant manifesto for Left Bank, an unpretentious yet upscale New York City restaurant. They don’t just say those words, they live
Be sure to read Part 1 in the series, the philosophy behind offering choices at restaurants. As a restaurateur dedicated to serving affordably-priced, nutritious food for all diners regardless of dietary needs, Ellary’s Greens owner Leith Hill knows it takes more than tossing around words like “natural” and “organic” for restaurants to focus on healthy