8. Restaurants cool off with National Ice Cream Day promos
With the sweltering summer heat, it’s no wonder that July is National Ice Cream Month. The cherry on top of this dessert celebration, National Ice Cream Day, lands on July 16 this year, bringing new frosty concoctions, creative seasonal flavors and giveaways from restaurants across the country.
2. What We’re Reading: Restaurants in retail evolve; does ‘desktop dining’ hurt restaurants?
This week, we find out if so-called “desktop dining” hurts restaurants, the evolution of restaurants in retail developments, Atlanta operators building dining rooms and bars in shipping containers, and the origins of restaurant week.