The Main Dish: The Most Loved Brands, Q&A With Billy Dec, 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.

Love at First Bite? The Top 25 Most Loved Brands

So, which brands have guests falling in love bite and bite again? Meet the Top 25 Most Loved Brands and take a look at how our top three leaders earned consumer loyalty, not only through brick-and-mortar strategies, but also in the digital landscape.

Tune Into Foodable's Newest Podcast — Front of House: Marketing Tactics From the Pros

You can't solve all your restaurant problems in kitchen or back office alone. To truly succeed in this competitive industry, you need to know how to navigate where the real battleground is — the front of house.

Online Reservation Platforms: Which ones Is Right for Your Restaurant?

Guests should be able to make a reservation at your restaurant with ease. While calling the restaurant directly is always an option, making a reservation has shifted more toward the online realm. But with all the different platforms out there, it might be hard to decipher which one is best for your restaurant. 

Billy Dec Talks Best Meals on His New Podcast

The Emmy Award-winning TV host and actor, restaurateur, and founder of Rockit Ranch hospitality group, Dec has plenty of experience in the restaurant scene. Now, he's taking his love of food to another level, with his upcoming podcast, The Meal Of Your Life.

Social Superstars: The Top 25 Brands Surging in Social Restaurant Visits

So, what companies have mastered the skill of maneuvering the social media playing field and improved the most in social restaurant visits from March to April? Let's meet the top 25 restaurant brands that surged in SRVs.

Is Your Brand Sending Mixed Messages?

In the sea of restaurant options out there, does your brand stand out? So many fail to capture the attention of their guests and just blend in with the rest. The main reason is that they send mixed messages about who they are. Listen, when you are confused about who you are and what you stand for, how do you think your market will react to you? Lukewarm at best.