Or, just lie back and keep doing what you’re doing (like this restaurant that was closed and being dismantled when I took this photo).

Every issue of Food & Drink since Summer 2011 has contained one of my columns. Here’s the latest one, from the Fall 2016 issue. (NOTE: The image is unique to this blog entry.) Sounds like Taco Bell is launching a Triple Double Crunchwrap soon—and the internet is buzzing. For whatever reason, people love acting as if they…

Big Boy holds his burger and stares at his competitors across the intersection—which has to be awfully unnerving for the competitors. That wide, unblinking stare.

Every issue of Food & Drink since Summer 2011 has contained one of my columns. Here’s the latest one, from the Spring 2016 issue. (NOTE: The image is unique to this blog entry.) Note: The original title was “Flirting with Danger: Should you acknowledge your competitors or pretend to exist alone in an empty universe?” but it…

Nuggets-nibbles-morsels-crumbs

Hey! That new project I was teasing toward the end of last year? IT’S NOW AVAILABLE at all the usual outlets: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble. You can think of it as a companion to my other restaurant marketing book—Selling Eating: Restaurant Marketing Beyond the Word “Delicious,” which you can read reviews of here. Here…

Careful. Carrreful. Be verrrrrrrrry carrrrrreful...

There’s been soooooooo much bad news for Chipotle recently, with one foodborne health scare after another. Slate even declared “Nobody wants to eat Chipotle’s burritos anymore.” Today Chipotle will address investors after a “stock plunge” over the last few weeks, and hopefully stabilize the situation. As can happen with any ongoing controversy, some have begun to…

Dan and Deidre brush away crumbs from “Crumbs”

Watch this space for news in January of the release of another book about restaurant marketing, assembled from four years or so of columns from Food & Drink magazine—every issue since Summer 2011 has contained an article I wrote, and each article contains an action-item list of to-do’s and tips and advice and such. Suddenly…