Dec 13 2017
The holiday season is one of the most active times of the year for most consumers. As they leave their homes to shop or complete other holiday errands, they often decide to eat at least one meal at a restaurant before returning home. To get your share of this holiday business, you need to engage
Sep 11 2017
Elliot Begoun is the Principal of The Intertwine Group a practice focused on accelerating the growth of emerging food and beverage brands. He helps clients gain distribution, build velocity, and win share of stomach. His articles appear in publications such as the Huffington Post, SmartBrief, and Food Dive I love a good bagel, and
Jul 06 2017
By Elliot Begoun At its core, food serves a very basic purpose to sustain life, to nourish. But, it’s so much more than that. Food is how we celebrate, love, explore, gather, comfort. Personally, I have an odd relationship with food. It is both my passion and my nemesis. Food has been my life’s work.
May 22 2017
There’s a new world on the street and savvy business leaders and marketers are paying attention to what the young generation likes and how it behaves. Specifically, the focus is on millennials, who at 18-31 years of age are considered today’s generation. This age cohort is dictating how the business world must change its
May 01 2017
Americans witness this national phenomenon on average four or five times a week. While we’re enjoying a meal at our favorite restaurant, we simultaneously observe a demographic microcosm of the United States in action. Restaurants, the largest private employer in the country, mimic America’s inclusive, diverse and multicultural character that has evolved during 241 years.
Aug 10 2016
Is there anything worse than visiting a restaurant, opening the menu, and seeing unappealing photos of their food? Probably not! As a restaurant owner, your number one priority should be selling customers on your food. You want everything to look appetizing and mouth-watering. One great way to do this is by including photos on your
Oct 20 2015
Instead of asking what’s hot in the coffee world, it’s more appropriate to ask what’s cool! Coffee connoisseurs throughout the world are raising their mugs filled with cold-brew coffee. There are so many options in the coffee world these days. Just about every respectable restaurant serves a variation of espresso and cappuccino. French roast is
Oct 13 2015
Trailing only the Super Bowl, Halloween consistently drives the highest number of pizza sales in a single day. That’s quite a treat for pizzerias! But the trick is how to maximize the day? Pizza and Halloween have become the perfect match, as families want a quick, hearty dinner before heading out for trick or treating.
Oct 07 2015
Americans have grown accustomed to the steady march of new technology. Many challenges that face our country seem to be solved using new ways of thinking. Can technology resolve the problem of trash? The average American produces nearly 130 pounds of trash a month. A recent article in the magazine “Nature,” asks people to consider
Sep 22 2015
Compostable containers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The two most common colors are brown and white. At Bridge Gate, we believe that a natural or brown color is the best choice for the environment and for foodservice presentation. The truth is all compostable containers have some amount of color. The type