Emily Hanna Mayock

Emily Hanna Mayock
Contributing Editor

Emily Hanna Mayock is a contributing editor for Nightclub & Bar Media Group. She is the former managing editor of Nightclub & Bar magazine and previously was in the hospitality industry, working as an associate editor for hotel trade publications. She is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Stories by Emily Hanna Mayock

Chain Beverage Buzz: August 6, 2012

DineEquity Inc. has agreed to sell 65 Applebeeas restaurants in Michigan, which will complete the companyas five-year strategy of turning the casual-dining chain into an almost fully franchised brand.

Chain Beverage Buzz: July 23, 2012

Darden Restaurants Inc. has agreed to buy Yard House USA Inc., which operates 39 Yard House locations, in an all-cash transaction totaling $585 million. The Irvine, Calif.-based Yard House will join Dardenas Specialty Restaurant Group, which includes The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie Vas.

Chain Beverage Buzz: July 9, 2012

Red Lobster scored the highest customer satisfaction rating among full-service restaurant brands, according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index. Consumer Reports awarded nine chains with especially high marks in its annual sit-down restaurant survey, the results of which will be published in the magazineas August issue.

Sales Up, Traffic Down and Beverage Alcohol Sales Skyrocketing

Restaurant operators saw continued gains in same-store sales during May, although shaky confidence could be putting a drain on customer traffic. The future outlook is positive as well. The associationas Restaurant Performance Index stood at 101.4 during May, down only 0.2% from Aprilas level of 101.6.

Chain Beverage Buzz: June 25, 2012

U.S. restaurant goers increased their number of visits to foodservice outlets by 1% during the first three months of 2012, marking the strongest traffic gain since spring 2008, according to the NPD Group. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based market research firm also found that consumers increased spending at restaurants by 3% during the same period, with more than half of that gain coming from an uptick in industry wide average check rates.

Chain Beverage Buzz: June 11, 2012

Chain Beverage Buzz: June 11, 2012 - The National Restaurant Association predicts restaurants will add 450,000 jobs this summer season, an increase of 4.6% over the March 2012 employment level. This would mark the highest summer employment numbers since 1993.