How Indie restaurants succeed in the ’burbs

April 24, 2014
Steve Barnes
Times Union

People dine out differently in the suburbs than they do in urban downtowns. They go out earlier, visit less often, don’t spend as much, hunt for bargains, pay attention to advertising and promotions, and generally want a large menu of mainstream fare that will please everyone from preschoolers to seniors. Midpriced, family-oriented national chains — think Applebee’s and Olive Garden, TGI Friday’s and Uno Chicago Grille — understand how to exploit these habits and patterns. It’s why they thrive in the suburbs, but not a single one has a downtown location anywhere in the Capital Region. Read the Article>>

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