Restaurant chains and independents.

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Independents vs. Chains Original Article: The Chains are Winning, and it's all in the Marketing by Bob Bradley. Restaurant chains and independents.

book In conversation after conversation with independent restaurant operators concerning the proliferation of chains, it's usually the same line of thinking.

"My food is one-hundred percent better, my service is better, and you can eat. Restaurant owners and managers – of independents, chains and franchises alike – who read this book will learn the systems and processes the most successful restaurant owners use to make money in the restaurant industry and have Restaurant chains and independents.

book from their restaurants. London, UK (PRWEB UK) 15 August -- A new book to be published in August will help independent pub, bar and restaurant owners stay in business amidst growing competition from chains.

The Five Star Formula, written by Joy Zarine, an experienced hospitality and marketing consultant, brings a rare feminine perspective to a predominantly male industry. Independents might rejoice at the fall of bigger chains as it may drive more business their way, but is it really a good thing for smaller operators.

The Gaucho restaurant group is the latest in a list of chain restaurants to appoint administrators or announce restructuring and branch closures.

Giraffe, the restaurant chain boasting fresh world cuisine, is still viewed by Operations Director Tom Crowley as independent in many ways, despite being acquired by Tesco in “I still feel as if it’s an independent restaurant now even though we’ve got 60 restaurants and that’s important.

Forty-two percent of restaurant-goers say independents are superior to chains when it comes to food quality and the ability to customize their orders. However, 21 percent believe they do a worse job than chains in regards to convenience and 20 percent say they fall behind chains in.

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Via Thousands Of Independent Restaurants Are Closing As Chains Expand [Buzzfeed News], Total U.S. Restaurant Count Down Slightly from Year Ago; Chain Units Grow and Independents Decline [NPD], and Author: Whitney Filloon.

10 Companies That Own Your Favorite Chain Restaurants (Slideshow) This is certainly true in the food-service business.

Though it’s rarely evident when you walk into your favorite chain restaurant, very few of them are independent. It’s not easy for an independent company to remain independent, especially if it’s doing well.

How Independents Can Compete With Big Restaurant Chains. By Alex Littner - Chain restaurants have soared in popularity since the global financial meltdown of But independents are fighting back with great customer experience and a unique offering.

Read on for tips on how to secure a foothold in the market. So, let’s try to find out- When it comes to the luxury segment, the occupancy gap between chains and independents continues to widen.

Luxury chain hotels have reached prior peak occupancy levels—and then some—while luxury independents are about % off from prior peak occupancy levels, according to STR. Cleveland Independents is a group of 80+ locally owned and operated restaurants. Facebook Twitter Instagram.

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“The quick-service segment is dominated by the major chains who have the wherewithal to develop new products, increase awareness, offer up discounts, and use considerable marketing clout to boost business,” NPD Group restaurant analyst Bonnie Riggs says, noting that dwindling access to capital has further hampered independents.

Chains have been around for a long time, and the independents were more than willing to tolerate their growth when the chains were truly the chains. But when they started looking like and behaving like the independents, the threat became more noticeable; and this added stress pushed many into a.

The Pickwick Inn, St Issey, is a great example of a Cornish restaurant that beats any chain. Yes, there are certain restaurants where you won’t get much change out of £ or more for a Author: Lee Trewhela.

Independents might rejoice at the fall of bigger chains as it may drive more business their way, but is it really a good thing for smaller operators. The Gaucho restaurant group is the latest in a list of chain restaurants to appoint administrators or announce restructuring and branch closures.

For chains and independents looking to attract younger customers it is vital to ensure they have a social media presence and processes in place. With nine in ten young customers reading online reviews before choosing a restaurant, it is not an area that can be ignored or overlooked. book tables, order food, redeem rewards and split.

The wichcraft sandwich chain has multiple locations throughout New York, one in San Francisco, and offers ready-made products at some high-end food menu is simple; sandwiches, soups, and salads, made from high-quality ingredients, sourced from local purveyors.

Vegetables abound in many of the menu offerings, which change often to reflect seasonal availability. The Disadvantages of an Independent Restaurant. Between the fall of andthe total number of restaurants in the United States decreased, mainly due to independent restaurants that shut their doors.

Independent restaurants, those that are privately owned and generally have only one or. A HISTORICAL REVIEW OF TOP RESTAURANT CHAINS 7 ).

A few of the notable quick service restaurant chains of the period included Dairy Queen, White Castle, and A & W Root Beer. The impact of World War II provoked several adjustments within the food service industry.

The ’s saw major challenges in product and labor shortages. As a result,Author: Alex Leon Lichtenberg. A list of over US chain restaurants with links to their websites, plus photos from our chain restaurant odyssey across America.

UPDATE - 8/12/12 "Like" us on Facebook: Sign our Guestbook: Follow us on Twitter @ChainLinksNews: View photos of our chain restaurant odyssey. Restaurant trends, including a food-hall revival, local ingredients and healthier eating will allow independents and smaller, nimble chains to swipe market share from larger competitors.

List of restaurant chains. Jump to navigation Jump to search The following is a list of restaurant chains.

International. Name Known for Parent company First store location Founded Locations worldwide Employees Related restaurants Applebee's: American: DineEquity: Decatur, Georgia: 31, Arby's: Sandwiches: Inspire Brands.

Books shelved as restaurant: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain, See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles, Setting t. Accurate & Verified Restaurant Leads Databases Chain Store Guide is the industry's leading provider of accurate restaurant sales leads directories & databases.

Our primary research methodology ensures you receive the highest quality and most up-to-date prequalified prospects on the market. 10 restaurant chains with the best buzz Published Mon, Sep 21 AM EDT Updated Mon, Sep 21 AM EDT Katie Little. While 12 out of 15 is certainly good for independents, the one category where chains have the biggest edge — using technology — is very important to Author: David A.

Mann. The other threat: The big restaurant chains are growing, too, and fast. The NPD study showed chains opened 1, restaurants in the same time period that indies added under 1, NEW openings in Glasgow’s restaurant sector in were dominated by independent players, as opposed to national chains, analysis by Savills Author: Ian Mcconnell.

The following is a list of notable restaurant chains in the United States with at least fifteen locations. MeazureUp. MeazureUp is a mobile digital field audit program helping multi-unit businesses, like restaurant chains and independents, manage operational consistency using data and analytics.

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Our mission is three fold: First, to help consumers in Canada and United States find their favorite restaurants quickly and easily, have amazing dining experiences, and save money.

Independents and mid-sized chains are very reliant on delivery companies, as they are too small to launch delivery channels of their own, and a failure to offer the channel would result in large amounts of missed revenue and new customers.

Upscale New York Chinese restaurant panned by food critic More than a third of UK's top restaurant chains are losing money it was featured in Patricia Schultz’s book 1, Places to Author: Sabrina Barr.

This statistic shows the leading restaurant chains ranked by number of users (who use chains most often) in Great Britain in Nando's was ranked fist, with an estimated million regular. The U.S. chain never recovered, though there are Chi-Chi’s restaurants in Europe, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

And you can still find Chi-Chi’s-branded products, owned by Hormel, in Author: Bob Niedt. The S.M.A.R.T. Restaurant Guide to Effective Food Service Operations is a streamlined, direct to the point, step by step map to achieving meaningful, measurable, and sustainable excellence.

This is a must have book for anyone serious about operational excellence in the restaurant/5(5). Canada is rapidly becoming a country of restaurant chains: You either grow or you get eaten.

But as Chris Nuttall-Smith writes, it’s not necessarily Foodie ArmageddonAuthor: Chris Nuttall-Smith. Don’t get me wrong – the chains can mess up, too. The pretty-good operator Bob Evans Farms owns an upscale chain called Mimi’s Café which, at least in my book, has really poor food.

I gave them the two tries I normally give a new place – they are incredibly convenient for me – and gave up.Independents may also offer live music, experienced chefs (rather than just basic cooks), and creative foods and beverages.

While chains have the advantage of a well-known name, many independents offer the atmosphere customers prefer. And for the pos equipment, the chain restaurants and independent restaurants also have different requirements.TripAdvisor’s Best Restaurant in the World Through the Eyes of a Food Critic.

3 years ago. TripAdvisor's restaurant listings and recommendations are one step removed from Yelp's when it comes to understanding what's good and bad. But that doesn't mean they don't have the power to make and break some restaurants.

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