The Main Dish: 'Fast Casual Nation' Now on Demand, the Reason Why Restaurants Fail, and Other Highlights From This Week

In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.

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'Fast Casual Nation: Changing the Way America Eats' Documentary Now Available On Demand

The way America eats is changing. We want better options. We want better ingredients. We want better sourcing. We want better experiences. We want food with a story — and we want it fast. The last four decades of fast food is fading and now we're making room for a new culture of good food: fast casual. 

The ABCs of Restaurant Marketing With Paid Search

Search Engine Marketing (SEM) or Paid Search is a common form of digital advertising, however, not many restaurants take advantage of this powerful tool. Although a dedicated part of most e-commerce businesses, it’s an area of marketing often overlooked within the restaurant industry.

Team USA Takes Gold in the Bocuse d'Or for the First Time

The Bocuse d’Or began as a culinary competition that first took place at the 1987 SIRHA Culinary Sector Exhibition and Trade Show to highlight the most promising chefs. Named after famed French chef Paul Bocuse, the 2017 Bocuse d’Or once again brought together the world's best chefs to square off in an intense two-day culinary competition. 

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6 Ways Bad Branding Is Costing You Money

Your brand is your reputation. Your brand is not what you say it is, but what others say it is. It’s how you’re perceived in the market. How you are perceived will be the byproduct of who you are, how you think, and how you make decisions. Branding (reputation building) happens whether you like it or not. It takes work and intentionality to develop strong a brand, but the benefits are invaluable.

The No. 1 Reason Why Restaurants Fail — and What to Do About It

I think it’s time that we have an honest conversation about the state of your restaurant and the reality of the situation we’re currently looking at. If you are currently not growing, not innovating, or not focused on making your restaurant better, you’re failing. Period.

More Than Popcorn: iPic Theaters Brings the Restaurant Dining Experience to the Movies!

And pop corn and hot dogs are no longer the only staples you'll see at the big screens — major movie theater chains have been ramping up the culinary level in cinema, bringing in elements of fine dining for a flavorful food experience as high-definition as the films guests are watching. At iPic Theaters, film junkies can munch on shrimp tacos, fried chicken, and filet mignon sliders.