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Topic: Restaurants

How Waffle House Became Such a Sanctuary for the Broke, Bored and Occasionally Soused

It's cheap, tasty and always open

In 2007, an intoxicated Kid Rock got into a fight at an Atlanta restaurant and wound up in jail. In 2013, a woman was arrested for public intoxication at a…

4 Reasons Why Food Is Exploding as the Perfect Marketing Medium

Culinary passion and need create deep connections

Food is inherently nostalgic. We all have memories of dishes that our family cooked or that we ordered at our favorite restaurants growing up, and we are constantly creating new…

My Year in Food: a Photo Essay of New York's Culinary Hot Spots

Noted journalist snaps city's most beautiful morsels

Some people say grace before a meal. I have a similar ritual before chowing down, as do so many others in this social media age: I take pictures of my…

Applebee's Bets Big on Relaunching the Brand Around Wood-Fired Steaks

Largest marketing initiative to date

As competitors rely on promotional-driven strategies in a fickle economy, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar is making a $75 million bet that a menu relaunch will boost weak sales. Today, the…

Always on Your Phone at Restaurants? These 2 Brands Really Want You to Stop

Chick-fil-A and MasterCard try reward systems

No one likes trying to have a dinner conversation with someone who's distracted by a screen. But other people get just as annoyed if they're asked to put their phone…

13 Ideal Spots to Eat and Drink in Cannes, From a Copywriter Who Lived There

He'd like one small favor in return

Cannes is undoubtedly an amazing place to visit, but finding the right spots for food or drinks away from the crowded Croisette can be a challenge. Luckily, young copywriter Julian Cohen…

Jeff Foxworthy Says You Have the Right to Eat Breakfast for Dinner

Comic stars in jokey, Americana-filled spots for Golden Corral

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has a broad, family-friendly appeal beyond those who might be rednecks. And Golden Corral, the North Carolina-based buffet-dining chain, is looking to leverage that relatability in its…

Quiznos' Parody Ad Comically Mashes Up Star Wars and Entourage

Sci-fi characters go Hollywood

Star Wars: Episode VII doesn't hit theaters until December, but the parade of marketing around the movie has already begun. Quiznos today is launching a parody ad on YouTube that…

Customers Are Paying to Trade Places With the Barista

Latte classes are the hottest thing to come from the coffee bar

Two years ago, Christian Ott decided to run a Sunday afternoon seminar on coffee appreciation. Ott had just been hired as director of coffee for Stone Creek, an artisanal coffee…

Two of SXSW's Hottest Food Trucks Dish on Instagram's Marketing Powers

East Side King and Chilantro reveal social media strategies

Food trucks have become a South by Southwest Interactive tradition, and options galore will line several streets in downtown Austin, Texas, where the tech festival begins Friday. And every one…

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