Sliders are Making a Comeback

Our team is all in for this trend: sliders are making a comeback. In an industry that sees trends come and go on a seemingly daily basis, food fads are one of our favorite trends to follow. Sometimes, we’re happy … read more

Winter Menu Ideas for Restaurants

As winter makes its way through the first few months of 2020, we are working with clients to offer winter menu ideas for restaurants. We know that specialty, seasonal items play well for adding interest to menus throughout the year, … read more

Boost Your Bottom Line with Gift Card Sales

Restaurant gift cards are a great way to give a boost to your bottom line. In fact, according to a recent National Restaurant Association study, gift cards appeal to 72% of people. Consumers today are looking for easy gift-giving ideas… … read more

VSAG on Trend: Deliciously Decadent Desserts

Dessert trends are one of our favorite trends to follow. And the dessert trends 2020 are setting the stage for a delicious new year. We’re here to explore new dessert trends and dessert industry trends that have been making their … read more

Don’t Get Caught in a January Sales Slump

Traditionally, January is a slow month for our industry. Restaurant sales are down across the board. Whether it be diners tightening their belt after the holidays, the cold, wintery doldrums keeping consumers at bay across the U.S., or revelers looking … read more

Founding Farmers Named 2019 Most Booked Restaurant on OpenTable

Our longtime client and flagship Farmers Restaurant Group restaurant, Founding Farmers DC, has been named OpenTable’s Most Booked Restaurant in 2019. Based on a year-end report recently released by OpenTable, Founding Farmers takes the top spot again – for a … read more

The Big News in Service: Self-Ordering Kiosks

We ended last year as we always do, by making our Annual Predictions: Restaurant & Hospitality Industry Trends & Topics for the New Year. And we’ve to say, our team was on the money with many of the forecasts we … read more

Dan Simons on OpenTable’s Foray into Delivery

Working closely with founder, Dan Simons, our teams know one thing: he loves himself some good data! Oh sure, he loves the people, our teams, our great work together (even our lessons learned), but he loves the data. Utilizing data… collecting it, … read more

Summer ’19 Food Trends: Part Two

For our next summer food trends roundup, we asked our resident culinary R&D Specialist, Amanda Webb, for more. More trends. More ideas. More ways to implement current trends in food and beverage industry programs for our clients to play with. Here’s more … read more