Author Archives: DeAnn Owens

2010 March: Color Me Happy

2010 March: Color Me Happy

The rules of color were introduced early in life, usually with finger paints or crayons or markers, and the rules seemed simple: yellow and blue make green; red and blue make purple, and mixing all the other colors together makes a gross brown or drab gray. It was fun, easy, creative and definitely messy. AndMore »

2010 February: On Display

2010 February: On Display

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then windows are, well, the windows to the business’ soul. What is unique about your pizza, your menu, or your restaurant? What is new or hot or special? Window advertising in the forms of cling, which are signs printed on a material that “clings” or sticks toMore »

2012 March: Walls Speak

2012 March: Walls Speak

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what hangs on an operator’s walls says a lot. Whether it is comprised of pictures, artwork, awards, sports memorabilia or a little bit of everything, a restaurant’s wall décor speaks volumes to customers. An elegant piece of art reveals a restaurant’s style; framed sports memorabilia representsMore »

The Price of a Remodel

2012 January: Remodeling By The Numbers

Investing in updated look can breathe new life into restaurant At a time when budgets are tight, investing in a remodel or upgrade may seem like a risky plan. Operators have to wonder if updating the look or equipment in their restaurant will bring in more customers. How big of a remodel is necessary? WhenMore »