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2018 Top Trends for Restaurants

A gift from us to you: Top Trends 2018 and a Christmastime NRC Signature Cocktail

By David Kincheloe - December 21, 2017

The snow is falling today at our Golden, Colorado office, and we can feel the whole city shifting toward the reverant quiet of Christmas. For our restaurant consultants--and we hope for your businesses, too--it certainly has been a year worth celebrating, and we always welcome this final time of reflection before we step foot into a new year.

Many thanks to all of you for your business and for your interest in this space. We enjoy sharing our favorite finds, tips, and expertise, and connecting with you all in different ways. We look forward to your questions and business in 2018 as well.

For now, to say thank you and Merry Christmas, we have a few gifts for you. We've got our Top Trends for 2018 live on our website now, full of helpful data to frame your business plans and goals for next year. As always, we welcome you to contact our restaurant consultants for further advice; but we are happy to share these projections as a means for your business planning.

And, for a special holiday treat, we're sharing a Christmas-inspired cocktail below. We've heard through the grapevine it's Santa's favorite, reiminscent of those Terry's chocolate oranges he's been known to stuff in the toes of many a Christmas stocking. But it's also the perfect warm party drink as your loved ones come together for holiday gatherings. Please enjoy responsibly!

NRC Holiday Glow
  • Brew a mug of fresh coffee and sugar the rim of your glass
  • Add 1.5 shots of Kahlua and 1.5 shots of Bailey's
  • Float Grand Marnier on top
  • Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings
Merry Christmas from National Restaurant Consultants, and we look foward to working with you next year!

Photo by Inbal Malca on Unsplash