Off-premises alcohol sales have become a key revenue generator for restaurant operators across a variety of segments. One fast-casual chain looks at expanding its automated kitchens. Lots of third-party delivery-related news. Plus, an iconic Chicago food manufacturer gets back into the restaurant business.
In the eyes of a foodservice consultant, the National Restaurant Association Show represents one of the most important and fun events of the year.
Restaurant IPOs heat up with the weather. A full-service chain prepares to exit the fast-casual space. Does on-premises or off-premises dominate weekday lunch? What’s it like to dine like Barbie? Lots and lots of jobs data, including how many positions the restaurant industry added last month. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.
Dan Christians, Culinex
Schools reassess menus and equipment packages, plus take a closer look at from-scratch cooking.