- Published: April 7, 2020
- Written by 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 information. Jerry is a long-time member of the foodservice industry, whose experience includes working for Restaurants & Institutions magazine and FE&S.
The effects of the coronavirus slam the foodservice industry. Hooter’s sees sports betting as part of its future. Hy-Vee supermarkets will convert 22 of its Market Grill Restaurants to Wahlburger restaurants. 7-Eleven tests a chicken concept in New York.
The National Restaurant Association projects a moderately good year for 2020. Restaurants hired 50,000 employees in February. Dine Brands will test ghost kitchens. Fogo de Chão does delivery its own way. Starbucks reopens stores in China.