http://www.bluemaumau.org/trendspagenewssummary en Researchers Create Software to Predict Restaurant Success http://www.bluemaumau.org/researchers_create_software_predict_restaurant_success_0 <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>COLLEGE PARK, Md. &mdash; Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, D.C., two professors and a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland&#39;s <a href="http://rhsmith.umd.edu/" target="_blank">Robert H. Smith School of Business</a> have identified a method that allows software to &quot;read&quot; the content of those reviews&mdash;and predict which restaurants will close.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/researchers_create_software_predict_restaurant_success_0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/researchers_create_software_predict_restaurant_success_0#comments food trends new research predicting success restaurants software text analysis University of Maryland Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:48:09 +0000 BMM Staff 14279 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Lower Gas Prices Lift Restaurant Traffic http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurant_traffic_lifted_lower_gas_prices <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Falling gas prices mean more money to spend, particularly for families and other consumers living paycheck to paycheck, who are finding that they can now better afford eating out.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurant_traffic_lifted_lower_gas_prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/restaurant_traffic_lifted_lower_gas_prices#comments trends effect lower gas prices restaurant traffic Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:32:22 +0000 BMM Staff 14267 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Tabletop Tablets Boost Restaurant Table Turns http://www.bluemaumau.org/tabletop_tablets_increase_restaurant_table_turn_times <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>The restaurant business is enhancing customer experience with the addition of tablets, which can improve table turn times by allowing customers to pay and leave without waiting around for their waitress. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/tabletop_tablets_increase_restaurant_table_turn_times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/tabletop_tablets_increase_restaurant_table_turn_times#comments food trends efficiency profitability restaurants table turns tabletop tablets Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:29:26 +0000 BMM Staff 14266 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Tomorrow Is Small Business Saturday http://www.bluemaumau.org/tomorrow_small_business_saturday <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Is Small Business Saturday worth getting your business involved in or not? On the positive side, it has had plenty of play in the small business section of the news.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/tomorrow_small_business_saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/tomorrow_small_business_saturday#comments manage small business trends American Express Small Business Saturday Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:42:11 +0000 BMM Staff 14250 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Small Business Saturday Falls This Week http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_saturday_falls_week <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Five years ago American Express launched Small Business Saturday, encouraging Americans to shop at their local small businesses.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_saturday_falls_week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_business_saturday_falls_week#comments small business trends 2014 American Express business growth November 29 SBA Small Business Saturday Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:49:20 +0000 BMM Staff 14246 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Small Businesses Looking Forward to Substantial Extra Income from Online Holiday Shopping http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_businesses_looking_forward_holiday_online_shopping_windfall <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Many small businesses are happily finding that Internet sales are an important contribution towards their bottom lines.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_businesses_looking_forward_holiday_online_shopping_windfall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/small_businesses_looking_forward_holiday_online_shopping_windfall#comments manage trends holiday sales online business small business survey Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:31:20 +0000 BMM Staff 14244 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Veterans Day Deals http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_day_deals <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Many restaurants and merchants, including franchises, are offering free meals or discounts tomorrow,&nbsp; Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11, 2014). A few have already started their offers, while some are waiting until next week Monday.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_day_deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/veterans_day_deals#comments trends Chili's Denny's discounts freebies Golden Corral Hooters Krispy Kreme Little Caesars Massage Envy military Sport Clips Subway Twin Peaks veterans day Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:59:06 +0000 Marilee Hayes 14231 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Franchises Ready to Accept Apple Pay at Today's Launch http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchises_ready_accept_apple_pay_todays_launch <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>McDonald&#39;s, Panera Bread, RadioShack and Subway will be among the well-known brands accepting Apple Pay at today&#39;s launch nationwide.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchises_ready_accept_apple_pay_todays_launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/franchises_ready_accept_apple_pay_todays_launch#comments manage trends Apple CEO Apple Pay McDonald's Panera Bread RadioShack Subway Tim Cook Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:11 +0000 BMM Staff 14177 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Obama Moves to Stem Credit Card Data Theft and Fraud http://www.bluemaumau.org/obama_moves_stem_credit_card_data_theft_and_fraud <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>In the wake of massive credit card data breaches that have left both businesses and consumers skittish, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order directing the government to lead by example in securing transactions and sensitive data. </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/obama_moves_stem_credit_card_data_theft_and_fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/obama_moves_stem_credit_card_data_theft_and_fraud#comments manage trends Barack Obama CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau credit cards data breaches executive order fraud president Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:41:38 +0000 BMM Staff 14176 at http://www.bluemaumau.org Prediction: Fast Food Protesters to Be Sacked Starting in November http://www.bluemaumau.org/prediction_fast_food_protesters_be_sacked_starting_november <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Fast food workers who have taken to the streets to demand big hikes in pay are naifs who are precipitating their own near-term unemployment, contends Natural News editor Mike Adams.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="http://www.bluemaumau.org/prediction_fast_food_protesters_be_sacked_starting_november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bluemaumau.org/prediction_fast_food_protesters_be_sacked_starting_november#comments manage trends fast food workers hamburger flipping robot illegal alients minimum wage protesters SEIU union Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:29:36 +0000 Sam Blake 14115 at http://www.bluemaumau.org