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

Beer Here! Creating Your Bar’s Best Beer Program

Building a beer program that speaks to and fits within your brand, clientele, and food offerings, is a great way to enliven and add interest to your bar service. Guiding clients and generating beer bar ideas that fit within the individual … read more

Summer ’19 Food Trends: Part One

We love the fresh tastes of summer. Abundant, seasonal bounties. Crisp, flavorful fruits & vegetables that offer such food and beverage versatility for our culinary team. For summer food trends inspiration, we turn to our resident culinary R&D Specialist, Amanda Webb, … read more

Taking it to the Street

Street Food… just sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a summer meal! The flavors, the originality, the fresh ingredients, eating in the great outdoors – we love the whole street food vibe. Ready-to-eat, street food restaurant concepts are born of … read more

Restaurant Technology for Today’s Owner & Operator

Restaurant technology is a constantly changing and shifting landscape, as new technology in the food industry is always on the horizon. In order to remain competitive, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest technology in the food and hospitality … read more

OLS Success & Strides: One Year Later

We are thrilled to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Our Last Straw (OLS), and the huge strides already made. Our very own, Dan Simons, along with his owner partners & teams at Farmers Restaurant Group, launched Our Last Straw a year … read more

Dan Simons Recognized for Innovation & Leadership

We are proud to announce that our VSAG Founder, Dan Simons, was recently awarded the prestigious Don Hawkins Tourism Innovation Award from his alma mater Washington, D.C.’s The George Washington University (GW). Unanimously selected by GW faculty and staff, Dan … read more