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: Mixed Results in Economic Data, McDonald’s Soft Quarter, Several Chains Announce New Partnerships and Strategies
This week we report on positive restaurant industry sales for March, discuss a negative demographic trend, explore news of a flat burger market, celebrate fine dining’s comeback and a whole lot more.
This week we explore some early numbers from the 2012 U.S. Economic Census, report on the latest employment data including foodservice hiring, look at how the National Restaurant Association won a battle in the U.S. House of Representatives but may not win the war, reveal the number one chicken chain and a whole lot more.
This week we analyze the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index, look at the GDP results, provide a response by a restaurant industry leader to the president’s call for new rules on overtime and much more.
This week we look at the pizza market’s fascinating evolution, report on the continuing controversy over wages in the foodservice industry, explore restaurant industry employee turnover and much more.
This Week In Foodservice covers the Department of Commerce's positive advance sales numbers for February, looks at higher food prices, reports on strong hiring trends in the foodservice industry and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.