Press Release: July 3, 2018

Emerging Concepts announces the openings of Silverspot Cinema and City Works at Pinecrest

CHICAGO (PRWEB) JUNE 26, 2018 Emerging Concepts announces the successful openings of two of their clients at Fairmount Properties’ premiere mixed-use development Pinecrest in Orange Village, Ohio. The 57.5-acre site includes 400,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and entertainment. The development also includes office space, a luxury apartment complex, and a 145-room Marriott hotel. Notable other tenants … Continue reading “Emerging Concepts announces the openings of Silverspot Cinema and City Works at Pinecrest”

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The Risks of Making Bad Real Estate Decisions: How to Mitigate these Risks Using Data Science

A successful restaurant not only retains their profits and customers, but continually seeks new frontiers. There are many ways to improve an existing operation — whether hopping on the hottest trends or maximizing technology use — but ultimately this “next frontier” may be just that: a new location. There is a constellation of factors that … Continue reading “The Risks of Making Bad Real Estate Decisions: How to Mitigate these Risks Using Data Science”

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Opening a Restaurant – A Checklist for Restaurant Operators

Opening a restaurant is hard – there is no way around it. From first timers to seasoned restaurant groups; things will go wrong, problems will arise. You can mitigate many of these issues by being organized, planning ahead, and leaving time to tackle the unforeseen. We have put together a checklist to help you on … Continue reading “Opening a Restaurant – A Checklist for Restaurant Operators”

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Press Release: April 12, 2018

Bain Fund Invests in Bamboo Sushi Parent

Investment will help Sustainable Restaurant Group grow Bain Capital Double Impact, a mission-oriented private-equity fund, has led a new strategic investment in Portland, Ore.-based Sustainable Restaurant Group to grow its Bamboo Sushi and QuickFish brands, the companies said Tuesday. The Boston-based Bain affiliate joined the New York City-based early-stage Kitchen Fund in the investment in … Continue reading “Bain Fund Invests in Bamboo Sushi Parent”

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Take Control of your Supply Chain

Overview Managing supply chain in the hospitality industry used to be pretty simple. You figured out what you needed to buy, then compete with everyone to get the best price. No longer. Price is important, of course, but today’s supply chain is more complex. Many factors impact operations: product innovations, extreme or unplanned weather conditions, … Continue reading “Take Control of your Supply Chain”

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Sweating Supply Chain

Overview Today’s restaurant chains are confronted by countless strategic and structural challenges, but few more critical than the impact of sourcing and managing ingredients and supplies. With 25-35% of revenue spent on food, beverages, packaging, and supplies, operators are increasingly focused on finding more effective ways of managing their variable cost inputs. This trend is … Continue reading “Sweating Supply Chain”

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Site Selection

Factors that go into site-selection Research published by Ohio State University in 2005 found that 60 percent of restaurants fail in their first year, and 80 percent fail in five years. The main culprit? Location. Site selection is one of the most important decisions you will make with any new enterprise and can help make … Continue reading “Site Selection”

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How to Maximize the Effectiveness of your Staff

Using Modern Technology to Train and Motivate The imminent chef, Alice Waters, is perhaps more responsible than anyone for the revolution in the way we think about food and drink, she has “single-handedly changed the American palate” according to the New York Times. Driven by visionaries like Alice Waters, customers today are searching for high … Continue reading “How to Maximize the Effectiveness of your Staff”

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Opening Second Location

So, you think it’s time. Your second location. You’ve had quite the run of success with your first, and expanding seems like the right thing to do. However, it’s important to consider all variables when creating something larger. Whether it’s just a second location or an empire, there are several key features in determining whether … Continue reading “Opening Second Location”

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Incentive Programs to Motivate Your Staff

Customers often make a decision within the first few minutes after entering your restaurant. You can see it on their faces as their senses take in the ambiance. If the employees are genuinely happy, there’s a sense of camaraderie, the sound of laughter reverberates from the kitchen and they, as a guest, feel included in … Continue reading “Incentive Programs to Motivate Your Staff”

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Implementing a Sustainable Seafood Program

For those in the restaurant industry, adding yet one more item to your “to-do” list can seem overwhelming if not impossible. Nevertheless, something has prompted you to consider the possibility of offering sustainable seafood. It could be your growing awareness that the marine life in the vastness of the oceans is not as limitless as … Continue reading “Implementing a Sustainable Seafood Program”

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Impact of Gen Z on the Restaurant Industry

Generation Z is on the rise. According to the United States Census Bureau, there are currently about 82 million of them, and growing. At 25.9 percent, they make up over one-quarter of America’s population. By 2020, that number will rise to over 30 percent of the general population and 40 percent of the U.S. workforce. … Continue reading “Impact of Gen Z on the Restaurant Industry”

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How to Identify Locations, Choose a Site, and Negotiate a Lease

If you’ve decided to take the leap and open your own restaurant, you don’t need us to tell you that you have a lot of work ahead of you! Don’t fret, though. That work is well worth it. “Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.“ Before you can start … Continue reading “How to Identify Locations, Choose a Site, and Negotiate a Lease”

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How to Fund a Restaurant

The time has come. After years of thinking about it, probably with both trepidation and profound excitement, you have decided to go for broke, find the investors you need, and open up the restaurant of your dreams. Good for you. There will probably be countless people, friends and family included, that will suggest you may … Continue reading “How to Fund a Restaurant”

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Guide to Effective Restaurant Marketing

Restaurant marketing is more important today than ever before and can be the key to setting yourself apart in a saturated market. A successful marketing strategy includes both online and offline messaging; both are critical to building a brand, attracting new customers, and retaining loyalty. To get the most out of marketing for your restaurant, … Continue reading “Guide to Effective Restaurant Marketing”

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Finding the Right Location in Today’s Changing Restaurant Landscape

“Since the Roman times, people have always wanted to ‘see and be seen’ and participate in a community. The experience people seek from a restaurant or entertainment anchor seems to make them more resilient in these changing times, and thus they are now the driving factors behind new developments, as well as developers’ efforts to … Continue reading “Finding the Right Location in Today’s Changing Restaurant Landscape”

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Big Data, Big Money For Restaurants

The term big data refers to large, diverse and fast-growing volumes of different data types that can be quickly collected and analyzed. Many restaurant owners and executives remain unsure about how these data translate into top- and bottom-line benefits. A 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income … Continue reading “Big Data, Big Money For Restaurants”

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Press Release: November 28, 2017

AceBounce Introduces Wonderball, a New Interactive Ping-Pong Experience

AceBounce, a ping-pong and dining concept debuted their newest attraction, Wonderball – which turns the surface of an ordinary ping-pong table into an interactive gaming experience. Using a digital projector and mapping technology; the Wonderball’s surface becomes a gaming screen that reacts to the ball and interacts with the gamers.

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Press Release: October 24, 2017

Using Analytics, Silverspot selects Brookfield, Wisconsin for Midwest Expansion

Silverspot Cinema announced plans to open their first Midwest location at The Corners in Brookfield. The boutique theater shows both Independent and Hollywood films in an intimate setting paired with a variety of cocktails and food options. Owner Gonzalo Ulivi is a third-generation cinema operator whose family still operates cinemas in Venezuela. Ulivi conceived Silverspot … Continue reading “Using Analytics, Silverspot selects Brookfield, Wisconsin for Midwest Expansion”

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Press Release: June 27, 2017

Ashley Robinson joins Emerging as Vice President

Emerging announced today that Ashley Robinson has joined the firm this month as Vice President. Ashley comes with a wealth of experience within the industry and will utilize her vast knowledge to help restaurants grow successfully. By leveraging the many brands within the Emerging family, Ashley will provide multi-layered solutions for her clients in all … Continue reading “Ashley Robinson joins Emerging as Vice President”

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