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Nov/Dec 2014
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Designing the Restaurant Experience

Some recent data underscore the importance of restaurant ambiance, notably design, decor, and music/sound. The National Restaurant Association’s 2013 National Household Survey shows that 63% of customers list decor or atmosphere as the reason to choose a tableservice restaurant. …more

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Noise in Restaurants – The Disconnect with Diners

Todd A. Price, Dining Writer for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune, recently asked readers, “How do you feel about restaurant noise?” Of the 1,232 responses, nearly 80% said “Loathe it.” …more

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The New Sounds of Music

Enabled by technology and led by a younger generation of restaurateurs and patrons, music in restaurants has evolved from being barely noticeable to becoming an integral part of the experience …more

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Honing Your Business Skills 24/7

Expertise from of one of the country’s most respected and comprehensive culinary arts and management schools – the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) – is now available online. …more