This Week in Foodservice

Jerry Stiegler

Jerry Stiegler

This Week in Foodservice provides a high-level summary of the economic data, financial news, menu updates and numerous other statistical packages and developments that impact foodservice operators, consultants, dealers, manufacturers, reps and service agents. In his weekly blog, Jerry Stiegler aggregates key industry data through his infamous Green Sheet and provides some brief analysis that will help foodservice professionals navigate the sea of information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.

This Week in Foodservice: Lots and Lots of Operating Results

In addition to the National Restaurant Association releasing its June Restaurant Performance Index, a number of restaurant companies released their second quarter operating results this week. After swimming through this sea of numbers, it seems as if the industry remains on a slight growth curve despite battling a variety of outside factors.

This Week in Foodservice: Did the Restaurant Industry Add 10,000+ Locations Last Year?

 

Is the number of restaurants growing or contracting? The National Restaurant Association says yes while other data says no. You decide.

Retail Sales Continue to Slide

While overall retail sales continue to struggle, the restaurant and bar segment remain somewhat of a bright spot for the U.S. economy.

Consumer Reports Evaluates Full-Serve Restaurant Chains

A study done by the prestigious consumer-based magazine shows how tight the competition in the restaurant community really is. Also, blogger Jerry Stiegler takes a look at the continued mixed economic news, exploring jobs data both in and outside of the restaurant industry and a variety of other indicators, as well as some chain expansion news.

Slight Retreat for the NRA's Restaurant Performance Index in May

Restaurant operators maintained a positive outlook in May, the only catch is that it was not quite as positive as recent months. And that set of mixed results is indicative of the overall U.S. economic climate, foodservice included.

This Week in Foodservice: The Bottom Line on Satisfaction

Measuring consumer satisfaction can be rather tricky. In fact, what consumers say on surveys and what they do with their disposable income can be two very different things.

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

What happens when the foodservice industry reports growth but fails to meet expectations? Well, the results are open for interpretation, writes blogger Jerry Stiegler in This Week in Foodservice.

This Week in Foodservice for May 29, 2012

Do Americans have an unlimited love for hamburgers?

This Week in Foodservice: May 22,2012

Longtime foodservice industry observer Jerry Stiegler shares some economic and foodservice industry-related data.

This Week in Foodservice: May 15, 2012

Longtime foodservice industry observer Jerry Stiegler shares some economic and foodservice industry-related data. This week's article includes the Knapp Track Report, financial results for a number of chains and more.

This Week in Foodservice: May 8, 2012

Jerry Stiegler's Green Sheet comes to FE&S as a regular feature.

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