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.

The Polar Vortex Put a Deep Freeze on Restaurant Sales but Hiring Remains Strong in Foodservice

This Week In Foodservice reports on the effect winter weather might have on restaurant sales, reviews all the employment news from “jobs Friday”, finds restaurants remain in a hiring mode and much more.

NRA's RPI Up, Restaurant Unit Growth Data, McDonald's Launching Custom Burgers, Wendy's Renovating and More

This week we discuss a number of pleasant surprises including in the NRA’s January Performance Index, the latest restaurant unit growth data and the number of independent burger restaurants.

Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up, US Foods/Sysco Merger Hits a Bump, and More

This week we report on the minimum wage battle and the government’s speed bump on the path for the US Foods/Sysco merger and a whole lot more.

The Up and Down World of Restaurant Sales in Winter

This week we look at retail sales numbers, examine the role of bad weather on the industry’s performance, look at a growing problem for small pizza operators and much more.

Employment Data Looking Up, McDonald's U.S. Sales Take a Hit and Much More

This week we crunch the latest employment numbers, check in on casual dining via the Knapp-Track report, look at the only foodservice segment that grew last year according to NPD, and a whole lot more.

U.S. Economy Trudges Along and a Variety of Foodservice Industry Data is Released

This week we look at where the U.S. economy stands one month into the year, review a soft December as reported by the National Restaurant Association, cover Sysco's financial performance, and a whole lot more.

 

Forecasting 2014: A Closer Look

This week we compare the National Restaurant Association's 2014 Forecast to Technomic's updated numbers and explore the significance of a variety of foodservice-related economic indicators.

Restaurant Sales Data for 2013, Improving Service Raises the Bottom Line and Much More

This week we take a look at December retail sales and how restaurants fared last month and for all of 2013. We will also look at the affect improved service has on fast food sales, and much more.

Casual Dining Sales, Employment News, and Concerns Over Sysco Buying U.S. Foods

This week we take a look at December sales from casual dining chains, an overview of employment data and explore reports that operators may be nervous over the Sysco acquisition of U.S. Foods. We will also take a look at two chains' different franchising strategies and much more.

Some Key Economic Indicators Looking Up for 2014

The National Restaurant Association kicks off 2014 with positive industry news, the Wall Street Journal looks for an improving jobs picture in the New Year, white table cloth restaurants hire only the best for wait staff and much more in This Week in Foodservice.

 

Restaurant and Bar Sales Outpace the Industry

This week the November U.S. Department of Commerce sales numbers bring good news for restaurants. And we take a look at the KnappTrack report on casual dining restaurants, U.S. chains operating in Africa and much more.