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.

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Real Restaurant Growth Eking out Positive, Delivery Worthy of Design Spec, McD’s Holds on to No.1 Spot

Real restaurant industry growth to date is barely positive according to one estimate. Restaurant design of the future may center on take out service. The Nielsen Company sees c-stores as having both challenges and opportunities. McDonald’s remains the world’s largest restaurant company. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


April Restaurant Sales Up, Technomic Spots Weakness in Full-Service; Minimum Wage Update and More

The Census Bureau reports restaurant sales were up in April. Technomic’s 500 Report shows weakness in the full service segment. Sysco, US Foods and the Performance Food Group all showed moderate sales advances. Minimum wage increases prove harmful to restaurants. McDonald’s will aid franchisees to upgrade. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Restaurant Sales and Traffic Up, Pizza Hut to Upgrade Equipment, and FDA Postpones Mandatory Calorie Postings

The NRA reports March came on strong. Pizza Hut operators will be buying new equipment. Foodservice operators have added more than a quarter of a million employees in the past year. C-store foodservice earns a greater percentage of sales. The FDA postpones mandatory calorie postings until next year. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Consultant's Viewpoint: Back to the Future

The introduction of technology into the front of the house remains one of the hottest trends in today's restaurant industry. Lots of industry professionals have their own ideas as to how the use of technology will shape hospitality in the years to come. Before we can start shaping our own vision of the future, though, we must look to the past, says Tom Galvin of Galvin Design Group.

Rocco Mangel Rocks it With Tacos and Tequila

Rocco Mangel founded Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar in 2007. He grew up in the restaurant industry, working his way up from bus boy to general manager and later owner of a Mexican restaurant in West Palm Beach, Fla. Big Time Restaurant Group owns and operates the eight Rocco's locations throughout Florida and one in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Come What May …

May is a big month here at FE&S and naturally we have a big issue, chock-full of terrific stories.