Foodservice Innovation is not a Copy-Cat Menu or Copy-Cat Building

Back in the day ‘Fern Bar’s’ were all the rage and investors and entrepreneurs could not open a new ‘fren bar’ concept fast enough to hold all of the customers.  Oh by the way the main stream press touted each and everyone as the ‘Next Big Thing’ and if your restaurant was not a ‘fern bar’ you were out of luck. Some of you remember the names T.G.I. Friday’s, Bennigan’s, Houlihan’s, Maxwell’s Plum, Henry Africa’s, and Bobby McGee’s to mention just a few.  Well, we all know that gone are the good old days and sadly so are many of the ‘fern bars’.

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