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

Restaurant Menu Design Trends for 2019

Why is menu design important? What is menu design? What is a good menu design? These questions come up in client meetings. Regularly. Whether in talks to develop a concept, expand, or staffing a client’s restaurant or hospitality business, the … read more

Dan Simons is HUNGRY For More

Dan Simons knows good business. Our founder, and co-owner of Farmers Restaurant Group, recently announced an investment in an online marketplace for office catering that works to connect independent chefs looking to build their brands and businesses with office teams … read more

Strengthen Your Restaurant’s Cybersecurity

According to the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division, cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. So has cyber crime in the hospitality industry. Hackers are determined (and adept) at putting you, your guests, and your employees at … read more

Roll With It: Food Trucks for Today

We love food trucks. The innovation. The global flavors. The passion. The heart and soul of small business ventures at their best. The time and effort it takes to set up shop successfully, every day. All of it. Mobil food … read more

Lighting By Design: Bar Savvy

We were thrilled to recently partner with client Farmers Restaurant Group’s Creative Director, Leah Browning Frankl, to talk Outstanding Spaces: Inviting Bar Design. Offering a creative overview of bar lighting design ideas and best practices, Leah outlined her top bar … read more

5 Creative Ways To Increase Restaurant Sales

Standing out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace isn’t always easy. You’ve got the delicious food down. Your restaurant concept game is strong. Your service staff is attentive and personable. Win. Win. Win. But, differentiating your business from competitors … read more