Foodservice Opinions

Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.

Flexible by Design

A Pro You Should Know: John Bornoty, The Big Salad, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

Founded in 2008, The Big Salad offers countless customizable salad combinations as well as build-your-own sandwich, soup and wrap options. With locations throughout Michigan, the chain now plans to open 100 stores in metro areas across the country within the next 10 years. Growth will occur largely through its franchise model, in place since 2012.

Where is our Industry Heading?

Eatsa, founded in 2015, is a self-serve foodservice concept that allows customers to order their meals and, by code, access a food locker and pick up their pre-ordered meal. This amazing concept strives to meet the demands of on-the-go customers and a mobile marketplace.

Retail Sales Slip in April, Kona Grill Tests Mini-Version, and Study Shows Holiday Business Not Critical to Independent Operators

Overall retail sales increased in April but foodservice sales slipped. Holiday business is not all that important to many independent operators. Kona Grill to test a smaller version of their restaurant. Comparable store sales reports this week on more than a dozen restaurant chains. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.

How Income Impacts Restaurant Usage, Uber to Test Food Delivery Drone and Chipotle’s Delivery Service Triples

Merrill Lynch surveys consumers about eating out. Uber will test food delivery via drone. Chipotle racks up a triple digit jump in delivery. Food at home prices rose more in April than the price for food away from home prices. Sysco, US Foods and the Performance Food Group saw some sales growth and enjoyed higher profits in the first quarter of this year. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.