TAKING AIM AT THE FULL-SERVICE SEGMENT
The restaurant industry may be struggling, but investors are still
pouring money into one allied niche: the restaurant-cum-movie-theater
concept. This one-stop evening out idea isn’t brand new, but operators
are taking it upscale now that they’ve figured out how better food and
sexier beverage programs can drive new revenue. The latest take comes
from Village Roadshow, whose in-theater wine list rivals those of many
fine-dining locations. Sound like a good idea? There’s even a
dinner-and-a-movie consultant who can help you get into this segment.
Since 1957, Ocean Garden Mexican shrimp has been recognized as the
finest quality shrimp available. The choice of top restaurant chefs,
Ocean Garden All Natural Mexican Shrimp is your guarantee of premium
quality, consistency, and a commitment to environmental sustainability.
THINK YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE ON A GOOD
REPUTATION? LET'S NEGOTIATE.
Grudgingly, we have to tip our hat to Yelp, the user-driven review
site that has figured out a clever way to leverage the Web 2.0 social
networking phenomenon. One facet of the business plan for this
15-million-unique-visitors-a-month site: post any and all restaurant
reviews, then offer restaurant owners a way, for a fee, to get rid of
the negative ones, or at least move them so far down the page that no
potential patron is likely to ever read them. Some operators see Yelp as
a valuable service that can really bring in new customers; others smell
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