How to: Manage Air Quality in Restaurants

Proactive Air Quality Management Is Mission Critical

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Construction Outlook: Activity Is Up, and So Are Costs

With the residential market leading the way, the construction industry is finally on the rebound.

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Designs on Dining: Retailers Adding Restaurants

Retailers Ramp Up In-Store Restaurants

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Q&A with Paul Mangiamele, President and CEO, Bennigan’s Franchising Co.

One of the top dogs in the casual-dining space back in the day, Bennigan's suffered a bad case of what Paul Mangiamele calls "brand drift." In taking its eye off the ball, Bennigan's failed to make changes that would keep the chain relevant and competitive. Mangiamele, an industry veteran who took the reins in May 2011 and has written about the chain's renaissance in his book "Bennigan's Return to Relevance...Bleeding Green 25/8," leads the charge to rebrand.

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Brand Tuning: Three Simple Knobs for Dialing in the New Consumer

For the past 20 years, our firm has helped leading consumer products companies, including Harley-Davidson, Coca-Cola, Whole Foods, Kraft, Cadbury, JM Smucker and many others, figure out how to manifest their brands in places, spaces and experiences. We've also had the opportunity to work closely with many impressive local and regional retailers, grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants as they try to build their brand empires and expand their reach.

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How to: Make an Entrance

Food critics most likely will never write about a restaurant's entrance. To them, it's all about the food and the service. Yet, the entranceway represents a key element — the first, in fact — of a dining experience. The entrance reflects the hospitality the staff will deliver once diners take their seats.

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