by Juan Martinez, Phd, PE, FCSI
In Foodservice by Design, Juan Martinez leverages his 30-plus years in the foodservice and retail segments to discuss how industrial engineering can be applied to the foodservice industry. Juan is principal and founder of PROFITALITY, an industrial engineering consulting company that helps multi-unit retail and foodservice brands optimize their investment to support brand growth. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MS and PhD in Engineering Management and Ergonomics from the University of Miami. He is a member of several professional organizations, including Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), where he is a Professional Member, as well as the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE).
The fast-casual segment seems to be the darling of the foodservice industry — and with good reason, if you look at some of the industry data. According to market research firm Technomic, the fast-casual segment is in the best position to achieve real growth this year and next.
Here is a look at three different ways foodservice operators can go about pursuing an integrated design for their concepts.
A growing number of foodservice operators are turning to off-premise service options to enhance customer convenience and increase sales.
Happy New Year to all!
If you are like me, you have made a few New Year's resolutions. Common resolutions include adopting a more healthful lifestyle through diet and exercise. In addition, when the calendar rolled over to 2011, the foodservice industry found itself facing many new regulations that require operators to communicate nutritional information about the food they sell.
FIt is not enough to understand the six operating parameters that exist within any foodservice operations. Rather, it’s equally important to know how they relate to one another.
We are about to start a new era for Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. It is indeed great news that the industry's leading publication is ready to take flight again.