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Christmas is over, but there’s still New Year’s Eve, the last big holiday before the restaurant business slows and operators turn their attention to restaurant weeks and other events to fill tables until business perks up again.
While much was made in the media about a McDonald’s memo encouraging franchisees to boost sales by opening on Christmas, other chains starting with Denny’s make it a tradition to always be open, even on the holiday, as the Los Angeles Times reported.[…] Continue Reading »
Restaurants have more social-marketing applications and options this season, and some chains have been announcing splashy social plans in recent weeks. Chili’s Grill & Bar, for example, is sending out a different offer each day leading up to Christmas via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, mobile website and app as part of the chain’s “Holidaily” promotion.
The 32-day campaign uses social tools to create richer marketing by building on the Holidaily tradition started two years ago, largely because updates are daily, instead of weekly website postings or e-mails, Chili’s says.[…] Continue Reading »
Holiday hiring started in earnest this month at restaurants and retailers, with experts predicting seasonal job creation not seen since the Great Recession.
Retailers and restaurants told employment experts at Challenger, Gray & Christmas that they plan to add 413,700 temporary jobs, Fortune reported. Other estimates, including one from the National Retail Federation, put the number as high as 625,000, CBS Miami reported.[…] Continue Reading »