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  • What do millennials want in a restaurant? May 10, 2017 That’s what every business wants to know. Millennials comprise the biggest consumer bubble since the Baby Boomers. You could say they are the generation that represents the children of the Boomers. Interestingly, the rebel portion of a millennial’s life is past and they are acting like their parents. Eeek! While some try new, untested restaurants ...
  • Spring is a super busy eat-out time of year May 10, 2017 Spring lends us Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, a full moon each month … okay, that’s kind of year-round. But truth is, when an occasion is at hand, families don’t load everyone into the car and go to a drive-through or a fast food establishment. You want an atmosphere of celebration and abundance. ...
  • Cheese Spread November 11, 2016 Clearmans Original Spread is available at most local markets and grocery stores. Please call ahead to verify stock. It is also available for purchase at all five (5) Clearman’s Restaurant locations.
  • Presidential dinnerware: How is it selected? October 31, 2016 Fine dining restaurants take into consideration the decor of their establishments when selecting the dinnerware. We see delicate china in restaurants with tiny “artful” portions and more substantial dishes that serve big value portions of steak and potatoes. Some restaurants have custom dinnerware made as does Clearman’s North Woods Inn. Others keep to plain white ...
  • Hot food trends? Not so fast. January 7, 2016 Those of us in the restaurant industry enjoy reading about the food trends that were predicted this time last year. Not many came true. For instance, you won’t find bacon shakes at Clearman’s North Woods Inn. What did happen was that consumers turned the corner on their use of technology when it comes to making comparisons, ...
  • Bring the office Christmas party to our place December 8, 2015 There’s still time to gather for a great lunch at Clearman’s. No need to clear off the desks in accounting. We’ve decorated the restaurant for the season, there’s festive music and – most importantly – we have an atmosphere that just shouts Celebrate! Best yet, we do all the cooking and cleaning!
  • It's hot, hot, hot! What are you drinking? August 13, 2015 Restaurants in California are serving less and less water to customers who’ve come in for meals. The obligatory glass of ice water is a faint memory. Customers must ask for it. But, restaurants, from haute cuisine establishments to taco stands, are learning to quench customer’s thirst with lemonade. In fact, the ...
  • Bar bites beating out fast food with multicultural millennials April 21, 2015 A hamburger and soda cannot hold a candle to Kobe sliders and a craft cocktail. Millennials who have grown up on fast food are more than ready for better food and more sophisticated flavors. According to restaurant industry surveys, the tapas craze may be fading. Oh, it will never be completely out of style. In fact, ...
  • Old family recipes will not be easy to replicate! March 11, 2015 That’s right, we see some of you putting up posts about our famous red cabbage salad, and homemade blue cheese dressing on social media and other outlets. We certainly hope they taste just as good but remember that when you want the legit thing, you’ll have to visit one of our restaurants. We do sell ...
  • Valentine’s Day decorations are out … love is in abundance … much like our cheese bread! January 30, 2015 Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out this Forbes article for some favorites: The Husband, The Boyfriend and The Lover: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Some of our restaurants don’t take reservations on Valentine’s Day … keep that in mind if you plan on visiting us that day. In fact, planning a lunch instead of a dinner ...