Each weekday between 3,000 and 8,000 people visit Eataly, the $20 million food hall opened last August by a group of investors, including famed chef Mario Batali. On weekends, the number swells; 12,000 people come to taste the Italian specialties...
A menu full of choices keeps dissenting diners in the restaurant
Operators may seek to redefine the ‘magic’ price points with commodities set to spike in 2011
Chains focus on small bites to spice up cocktail areas, draw in customers
Kiosks, digital devices pave way for customers to order, play games and often spend more
Offering VIP service, special perks can drive loyalty, repeat visits
Signature menu items define concepts, help drive sales